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GNOC to train participants on sports medicine, sports admin

Jul 2, 2012, 3:15 PM

The Gambia National Olympic Committee (GNOC) will today spearhead two high profiles training programmes in ‘Sports Medicine’ as well as in ‘Sports Administration’.

Both courses will run simultaneously at different venues.

The Sports Medicine course is jointly organised by the GNOC, ANOCA Medical Commission and the IOC Medical Commission, which will be a four-day intensive course for Sports Medicine officers starting today at the Djeliba Hotel in Kololi.

The Association of National Olympic Committees of Africa (ANOCA) nominated Prof. Constant Antoine Roux as the resource person to conduct the course. 

The participants will be drawn from the Royal Victoria Teaching Hospital (RVTH), the Fire and Rescue Services, the Gambia Red Cross, and the Gambia Football Association Medical Dept.

This assignment will mark Prof. Constant Antoine Roux’s second visit to The Gambia.

He conducted a similar course in 2000 and the GNOC found him to be very experienced and knowledgeable in Sport Medicine.

The general public has been invited to the opening ceremony at 10.30a.m.

As part of the GNOC line of training, a seven-day course for sports administrators in the security/disciplinary services from 2 to 10 July 2012 will also kick off today at the GNOC resource centre on Bertil Harding Highway, Mile 7 Bakau.

The course will help sports administrators to improve on their administrative approach to sports development.