Association of National Olympic Committees of Africa

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Association of National Olympic Committees of Africa
Association des Comités Nationaux Olympiques d'Afrique
Association of National Olympic Committees of Africa logo.svg
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Countries members
Formation 28 June 1981; 33 years ago (1981-06-28)
Type Sports federation
Headquarters Abuja, Nigeria
Membership 53 National Olympic Committees
Official language English, French
President Ivory Coast Lassana Palenfo
Website http://www.africaolympic.org

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).

Member countries[edit]

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
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African National Olympic Committees and their logos.
Nation Code National Olympic Committee Created Ref.
 Algeria ALG Algerian Olympic Committee 1963/1964 [1]
 Angola ANG Comité Olímpico Angolano 1979/1980 [2]
 Benin BEN Benin National Olympic and Sports Committee 1962 [3]
 Botswana BOT Botswana National Olympic Committee 1978/1980 [4]
 Burkina Faso BUR Burkinabé National Olympic and Sports Committee 1965/1972 [5]
 Burundi BDI Comité National Olympique du Burundi 1990/1993 [6]
 Cameroon CMR Comité National Olympique et Sportif du Cameroun 1963 [7]
 Cape Verde CPV Comité Olímpico Caboverdeano 1989/1993 [8]
 Central African Republic CAF Comité National Olympique et Sportif Centrafricain 1964/1965 [9]
 Chad CHA Comité Olympique et Sportif Tchadien 1963/1964 [10]
 Comoros COM Comité Olympique et Sportif des Iles Comores 1979/1993 [11]
 Congo CGO Comité National Olympique et Sportif Congolais 1964 [12]
 Côte d'Ivoire CIV Comité National Olympique de Côte d'Ivoire 1962/1963 [13]
 Democratic Republic of the Congo COD Comité Olympique Congolais 1963/1968 [14]
 Djibouti DJI Comité National Olympique Djiboutien 1983/1984 [15]
 Egypt EGY Egyptian Olympic Committee 1910 [16]
 Equatorial Guinea GEQ Comité National Olympique Equato-Guinéen 1980/1984 [17]
 Eritrea ERI Eritrean National Olympic Committee 1996/1999 [18]
 Ethiopia ETH Ethiopian Olympic Committee 1948/1954 [19]
 Gabon GAB Comité Olympique Gabonais 1965/1968 [20]
 Gambia GAM Gambia National Olympic Committee 1972/1976 [21]
 Ghana GHA Gold Coast Olympic Committee 1952 [22]
 Guinea GUI Comité National Olympique et Sportif Guinéen 1964/1965 [23]
 Guinea-Bissau GBS Comité Olímpico da Guiné-Bissau 1992/1995 [24]
 Kenya KEN National Olympic Committee Kenya 1955 [25]
 Lesotho LES Lesotho National Olympic Committee 1971/1972 [26]
 Liberia LBR Liberia National Olympic Committee 1954/1955 [27]
 Libya LBA Libyan Olympic Committee 1962/1963 [28]
 Madagascar MAD Comité Olympique Malgache 1963/1964 [29]
 Malawi MAW Olympic and Commonwealth Games Association of Malawi 1968 [30]
 Mali MLI Comité National Olympique et Sportif du Mali 1962/1963 [31]
 Mauritania MTN Comité National Olympique et Sportif Mauritanien 1962/1979 [32]
 Mauritius MRI Mauritius Olympic Committee 1971/1972 [33]
 Morocco MAR Moroccan Olympic Committee 1959 [34]
 Mozambique MOZ Comité Olímpico Nacional de Moçambique 1979 [35]
 Namibia NAM Namibian National Olympic Committee 1990/1991 [36]
 Niger NIG Nigerien Olympic and National Sports Committee 1964 [37]
 Nigeria NGR Nigeria Olympic Committee 1951 [38]
 Rwanda RWA Comité National Olympique et Sportif du Rwanda 1984 [39]
 São Tomé and Príncipe STP Comité Olímpico de São Tomé e Príncipe 1979/1993 [40]
 Senegal SEN Comité National Olympique et Sportif Sénégalais 1961/1963 [41]
 Seychelles SEY Seychelles Olympic and Commonwealth Games Association 1979 [42]
 Sierra Leone SLE National Olympic Committee of Sierra Leone 1964 [43]
 Somalia SOM Somali Olympic Committee 1959/1972 [44]
 South Africa RSA South African Sports Confederation and Olympic Committee 1991 [45]
 Sudan SUD Sudan Olympic Committee 1956/1959 [46]
 Swaziland SWZ Swaziland Olympic and Commonwealth Games Association 1971/1972 [47]
 Tanzania TAN Tanzania Olympic Committee 1968 [48]
 Togo TOG Comité National Olympique Togolais 1963/1965 [49]
 Tunisia TUN Tunisian Olympic Committee 1957 [50]
 Uganda UGA Uganda Olympic Committee 1950/1956 [51]
 Zambia ZAM National Olympic Committee of Zambia 1964 [52]
 Zimbabwe ZIM Zimbabwe Olympic Committee 1934/1980 [53]

Présidents[edit]

No. Name Origin Date of bith / death Took office Left office Notes
1 Anani Matthia  Togo March 8, 1927

December 9, 2008
1981 1989 ACNOA Founder
2 Jean-Claude Ganga  Congo February 28, 1934

1989 1999
3 Francis Nyangweso  Uganda September 29, 1939

February 15, 2011
1999 2001
4 Alpha Ibrahim Diallo  Guinea June 12, 1932

2001 2005
5 Lassana Palenfo  Ivory Coast January 25, 1941

2005 Current president

ANOCA's programme[edit]

  • 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

Events[edit]

See also[edit]

References[edit]

  1. ^ (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.

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