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16.06.2005 Sports News

IOC President arrives for General Assembly


Accra, June 16, GNA - The President of the International Olympic Committee (IOC), Dr Jacque Rogge, arrived in Accra on Thursday to participate in the 11th General Assembly of the Association of National Olympic Committees of Africa (ANOCA), currently taking place in Accra. Mrs. Anne Bovyn, the IOC Vice President, accompanied him.

They were met on arrival at the Kotoka International Airport by Alhaji Aliu Mahama, Vice President, Mr Yaw Osafo Maafo, Minister of Education, Youth and Sports, and his Deputy, Mr O.B. Amoah.

The IOC President told Journalists that they were in the country to join ANOCA to deliberate on the future development of the Olympiad. Asked why the Olympic Games was not on rotational basis like the World Cup, Dr Rogge said the rules of the Olympiad did not permit that, but he expressed the hope that it could be considered in the future.

Earlier, a four-member delegation for the Paris 2012 Games Bid Committee arrived in Accra to lobby members of ANOCA to vote for them, during the IOC executive meeting in July, this year. The Mayor of Paris, Betran Delanoe, is leading the delegation.