GOC Pres, Secretary in Tokyo for ANOC, ANOCA meetings

The President of the Ghana Olympic Committee (GOC), Mr Ben Nunoo Mensah and the Secretary for the Committee, Mr Richard Akpokavie are in Tokyo, Japan for two important meetings.

The two will attend the 23rd General Assembly of the Association of National Olympic Committees (ANOC) and also an elective congress of the Association of National Olympic Committees of Africa (ANOCA).

ANOC and ANOCA’s General Assembly is expected to run from today to Thursday, November 29, 2018.

The ANOC General Assembly would be chaired by Sheikh Ahmad Al Fahad Al Sabah, President of ANOC while that of ANOCA would be chaired by the first vice-president of ANOCA, Mustapha Berraf.

According to www.ghanaolympic.org, while in Tokyo, the Ghanaian representatives will use the opportunity to tour the city and make some enquiries towards Ghana’s participation in the upcoming Olympic Games to be held in the city.

Team Ghana’s pre-camping site, accommodation for dignitaries and other related matters for a successful participation by Ghana would all be looked at.

Over 1,000 delegates from 205 National Olympic Committees, International Federations (IFs), the International Olympic Committee (IOC), Games Organising Committees and other stakeholders are expected to attend the meeting.

One of the highlights of the week’s meetings will undoubtedly be the ANOC Awards on Wednesday, November 28, when the best female and male athletes from each of the five Olympic continental associations are honoured.

The ANOC Awards was established by the ANOC President and held for the first time in Bangkok in 2014, meaning Tokyo 2018 will be the fifth edition.

The PyeongChang 2018 Winter Olympics will have a big influence on the results, particularly in Asia, North America and Europe, but other major international sports events will come into consideration as the year progresses.

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