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GNOC tops IOC Executive Board Meeting

Jul 14, 2014, 10:44 AM | Article By: Namory Trawally, GNOC Media attaché

The continuous closure of the headquarters of the Gambia National Olympic Committee (GNOC) takes center stage during the second day of the Executive Board (EB) of the International Olympic Committee (IOC) meeting in Lausanne.

On Tuesday July 8, the IOC Executive Board (EB) reviewed a number of situations concerning autonomy and good governance in sport, specifically related to the Gambia National Olympic Committee (GNOC).

The news posted on the IOC official Website about development in The Gambia reads:

“The EB also heard a positive update about the situation of the NOC in The Gambia whose headquarters are expected to be given back to the NOC in the coming days following a clear commitment from the Government of The Gambia.

“The building was seized by the police on instruction from the Government in April. This action was strongly rejected by the IOC as unacceptable interference.

“In addition, the Government of The Gambia accepted, in principle, to hold a meeting with the IOC and the NOC in Lausanne to discuss, in particular, a way to establish a fruitful cooperation and relationship in the future, based on mutual respect. The IOC will continue to monitor this situation very closely.”