Association of National Olympic Committees of Africa
|Association of National Olympic Committees of Africa
Association des Comités Nationaux Olympiques d'Afrique
|Formation||28 June 1981|
|Membership||53 National Olympic Committees|
|Official languages||English, French|
The Association of National Olympic Committees of Africa (acronym: ANOCA; French: Association des Comités Nationaux Olympiques d'Afrique, ACNOA) is an international organization that unites the 53 National Olympic Committees (NOCs) of Africa. It is currently headquartered in Abuja, Nigeria.
It often assembles with other continental NOCs in the form of the Association of National Olympic Committees (ANOC).
In the following table, the year in which the NOC was recognized by the International Olympic Committee (IOC) is also given if it is different from the year in which the NOC was created.
|African National Olympic Committees and their logos.|
|No.||Name||Origin||Date of bith / death||Took office||Left office||Notes|
|1||Anani Matthia||Togo||March 8, 1927
December 9, 2008
|2||Jean-Claude Ganga||Congo||February 28, 1934
|3||Francis Nyangweso||Uganda||September 29, 1939
February 15, 2011
|4||Alpha Ibrahim Diallo||Guinea||June 12, 1932
|5||Lassana Palenfo||Ivory Coast||January 25, 1941
- Encouraging mediation and conciliation between NOCs and governments
- Building the foundations of an ambitious sports policy
- Providing young athletes with the conditions for success
- Promoting sports initiatives
- Promoting Olympic ideals and values in Africa
- Taking part in the fight against doping, corruption, violence and pandemics
- Working to bring peoples together through sport to build a peaceful Africa
- All-Africa Games
- African Youth Games – first held in Rabat, Morocco in 2010 (events also in Casablanca).
- (French) Jeux africains de la jeunesse: 33 pays confirment leur participation au Maroc (trans: African Youth Games: 33 countries confirm their participation in Morocco). Published by lematin.ma on 2010-07-07; retrieved 2010-07-15.