ANOCA Proposes Africa’s Winning Formula for Tokyo 2020 Olympics

ANOCA Proposes Africa’s Winning Formula for Tokyo 2020 Olympics

The Abuja based umbrella body for the national Olympic committees in Africa, the Association of National Olympic Committees (ANOCA) has in Abidjan Cote d’Ivoire, concluded a two day round table conference geared towards a better outing for African teams at the next Olympic Games in Tokyo.

The central theme was: “Collectively defining the winning strategy for Tokyo 2020.”

It was a major event which is a key point in the ANOCA strategic development plan. Eminent African journalists were in attendance as moderators. They include the Nigerian President of AIPS Africa, Mitchell Obi and Ethiopia’s Fekrou Kidane. The event held at the Radisson Blu Hotel, brought together several experts and leaders of the continental and international Olympic and sport movement.

At the end of deliberations, participants agreed on the following recommendations:

  • To create a Tokyo 2020 ad hoc commission which will be saddled with the responsibility of categorising, planning, follow-up and evaluation of athletes preparation for the next Olympic Games in Tokyo, come 2020;
  • Conduct in-depth analysis of the Rio 2016 games results and target those disciplines with strong medal potential;
  • Encourage the exchange of experience and expertise at multilateral level among the various stakeholders;
  • Increase high-level competitions on the African continent to allow for better preparation of our elites for the Olympic Games;
  • Optimise high performance training centres on the continent
  • Pursue the training of managers;
  • Share the experiences of NOCs which have stood out through their performance at Olympic Games
  • Encourage NOCs to develop harmonious relations with their governments so as to enjoy better support for their athletes;
  • Introduce ambitious marketing policies capable of generating new income streams for better assistance to athletes;
  • Encourage the signing of partnership contracts with high performance training  centres in the African continent;
  • Assist NOCs in the setting up of functional structures for exploring and identifying sports talents;
  • Strengthen the training centres by supporting them with high level technical and medical personnel;
  • Establish early contact with the Tokyo 2020 organising committee so as to optimise the organisation of pre-Olympic games training camps in Tokyo



1 Comment on this Post

  1. Victor Mavan

    Nice. I hope there is a plan for follow up and reviews as well as resources available.


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