OlympAfrica hosts largest ever wrestling extravaganza in Cote d’Ivoire
Corsier-sur-vevey, May 17, 2018 — United World Wrestling has partnered with OlympAfrica in Ivory Coast to host that nation’s largest ever wrestling event.
The two-month programme had no fewer than 2,000 students from Soubré, Meagui and Okrouyo taking part in various camps and competitions until June 23.
United World Wrestling Development Officer, Vincent AKA, who was Cote dIvoire-born, wrestled for France, is also leading a Level 1 coaching course in the country.
OlympAfrica is a foundation that has sport development centres in more than 46 African countries.
They work in collaboration with the National Olympic Committees.
It was founded based on an idea expressed by the late Juan Antonio SAMARANCH, Spanish, former President of the International Olympic Committee (IOC).
The foundation is owned by the Association of National Olympic Committees of Africa (ANOCA) and supported by the International Olympic Committee.
United World Wrestling also partners other development agencies, for the development of sports at a recreational and grassroots level in many African countries.
OlympAfrica has set up centres dedicated to sporting activities, workshops, HIV prevention, coaching education and much more.
The aim of the centres is to involve the youth in sporting and activities that are good for their future development once they have finished their day at school.
It’s an excellent talent identification tool, particularly with the introduction of the Youth Olympic Games in the Olympic programme. ##