Burkinabé National Olympic and Sports Committee

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Burkinabé National Olympic and Sports Committee
Country/Region  Burkina Faso
Code BUR
Created 10 June 1965 (1965-06-10)
Recognized 1972
Headquarters Ouagadougou
President Jean-Pascal Kinda
Secretary General Christian Yves Zongo

Burkinabé National Olympic and Sports Committee (French: Comité National Olympique et des Sports Burkinabè) (IOC code: BUR) is the National Olympic Committee representing Burkina Faso. It was created on 10 June 1965 and recognized by the International Olympic Committee in February 1972.


The committee was founded on 10 June 1965 as the Upper Volta National Olympic Committee (French: Comité National Olympique Voltaïque)[1] and was recognised at the 72nd Session of the IOC at Sapporo, Japan in February 1972.[2]

At the October 1982 meeting of the IOC Executive in Lausanne, Switzerland it was unanimously considered the fundamental rules of the Olympic Charter governing the activities and conduct of National Olympic Committees to have been transgressed in Upper Volta. The executive decided to provisionally suspend the Committee.[3] At the 86th Session of the IOC at New Delhi, India in 1983, the suspension was lifted.[4]

In 1984, with the change of the nation's name to Burkina Faso, the committee changed its name to the Burkinabé National Olympic and Sports Council (French: Conseil National Olympique et des Sports Burkinabè).[5]

Former Presidents[edit]

  • Triandé Toumani (1965–1975)
  • Felix Tientaraboum (1975–1978)
  • Bobo Adrien Tabsoba (1978–????)
  • Nacro Mahoma

See also[edit]


  1. ^ "Upper Volta and Olympism" (pdf). Olympic Review (International Olympic Committee) (141): 443. July–August 1979. Retrieved 13 January 2013. 
  2. ^ "Summary of the 72nd session of the International Olympic Committee" (pdf). Olympic Review (International Olympic Committee) (53-54): 74. February–March 1972. Retrieved 13 January 2013. 
  3. ^ "October meetings in Lausanne" (pdf). Olympic Review (International Olympic Committee) (181): 638. November 1982. Retrieved 13 January 2013. 
  4. ^ "The 86th Session Decisions" (pdf). Olympic Review (International Olympic Committee) (186): 199. April 1983. Retrieved 13 January 2013. 
  5. ^ "Olympic Committees" (pdf). Olympic Review (International Olympic Committee) (205): 888. November 1984. Retrieved 13 January 2013.