Association of National Olympic Committees of Africa
|Formation||28 June 1981|
|53 National Olympic Committees|
The Association of National Olympic Committees of Africa (acronym: ANOCA; French: Association des Comités Nationaux Olympiques d'Afrique, ACNOA, Arabic: رابطة اللجان الأولمبية الوطنية في إفريقيا) is an international organization that unites the 53 National Olympic Committees (NOCs) of Africa. It is currently headquartered in Abuja, Nigeria. It serves as the successor to Standing Committee of African Sports or Comité permanent du sport africain founded in 1965 in Brazzaville, Republic of Congo.
It often assembles with other continental NOCs in the form of the Association of National Olympic Committees (ANOC).
- 1 History
- 2 Member countries
- 3 Présidents
- 4 ANOCA's programme
- 5 Events
- 6 See also
- 7 References
- 8 External links
The Association of National Olympic Committees of Africa (ANOCA) was Created on June 28, 1981 in Lome, the capital city of the Republic of Togo. On July 1965, ANOCA's predecessor, the Standing Committee of African Sports SCAS was founded in Brazzaville as Comité Permanent du Sport Africain (CPSA). Consequently, that title for the sports continental body changed to the Supreme Council for Sports in Africa SCSA on 14 December 1966 in Bamako, Mali.
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.
ANOCA Regional Zones
ANOCA Zone 1 - North Zone
ANOCA Zone 2 - West Zone A
ANOCA Zone 3 - West Zone B
ANOCA Zone 4 - Central Zone
ANOCA Zone 5 - Central-East Zone
ANOCA Zone 6 - Southern Zone A
ANOCA Zone 7 - Southern Zone B
|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).
- ANOCA U-23 Championship
- ANOCA Women's Olympic Qualifying Tournament
- (French) lematin.ma/Actualite/Express/Article.asp?id=136129 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.