Nigerian athlete becomes board member of ANOCA

A NIGERIAN, Adenike Adjat Olarinoye, is among 12 athletes to be appointed to the Association of National Olympic Committees of Africa Athletes’ Commission (ANOCA-AC) as a member of the board.

Olarinoye won Nigeria’s first gold medal in the Women’s 55kg weightlifting event at the 2022 Commonwealth Games in Birmingham.



    In a congratulatory message on Wednesday, April 5, the Nigeria Olympic Committee (NOC) said her appointment had brought glory to the country

    “There’s no doubt that your appointment is a pride to you but the NOC as well and improve your personal growth generally in sports,” NOC Secretary-General, Tunde said, adding: “On behalf of members of the Olympic Family, we praise this outstanding achievement.”

    The appointment was approved at an ANOCA Forum held in Algiers, Algeria on 11 and 12 March 2023, which had in attendance over 100 athlete representatives from more than 50 National Olympic Committee (NOC) Athletes’ Commissions (ACs) from across Africa.

    Namibia’s Commonwealth Games shooting bronze medalist Gaby Ahrens and Cameroon volleyball player Victoire Ngon Ntame, were elected as Chair and Vice-Chair of the ANOCA executive board respectively, on the sidelines of the forum.

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