Malawi Olympic Committee is set to host the next Association of National Olympic Committees of Africa (ANOCA) Secretary Generals’ meeting to be held in 2018. Malawi won the bid to host this meeting after beating Tunisia who were the closest contenders and a host of other countries. The poll was conducted immediately after the 2017 Secretary Generals’ meeting which was held in Cape Verde.
A total of seven countries expressed their interest to host the meeting but it was Malawi and Tunisia which fought neck-to-neck in the final round. The other countries included Togo, Gambia, Botswana and Congo. Malawi and Tunisia were at 25-25 tie after Botswana and Togo withdrew and Congo pulled out to and cited on bidding for the 2019 meeting.
Malawi and Tunisia were separated in the third round with a 21-19 margin which went Malawi`s way.
During such meetings, Africa`s NOCs discuss crucial issues related to developing sports in Africa as well as to strategize on how to mobilize resources for Marketing African Athletes.
The seminar gets full funding from ANOCA and Olympic Solidarity.
Malawi first hosted it in 2006 which took place at Ryalls hotel in Blantyre
A striking set of gold, silver and bronze medals for the Gold Coast 2018 Commonwealth Games were spectacularly unveiled before 700 guests at the GC2018 Charity Gala and Medal Reveal at The Star Gold Coast.
Gold Coast 2018 Commonwealth Games Corporation (GOLDOC) Chairman Peter Beattie AC said the Medal Reveal was another significant milestone in the lead-up to the Games which commence on 4 April 2018.
The medals were designed by Queensland-based Indigenous artist Delvene Cockatoo-Collins and have been brought to life by the Royal Australian Mint, the official supporter and producer of the GC2018 medals.
With a diameter of 63mm, each medal will be minted in the Royal Australian Mint’s largest coin press and inspected individually by hand to ensure the finest quality medals are presented to all Commonwealth Games winners and placegetters. Approximately 1,500 medals will be created for the Games.
GC2018 Ambassador and Olympic and dual Commonwealth Games hurdles gold medallist Sally Pearson OAM had the honour of being the first athlete to lay eyes on and hold the medals in an on-stage presentation with Ms Cockatoo-Collins, who shared her inspiration behind the design of both the medals and ribbon.
On the 14th of October all roads will lead to the magnificent Bingu National Stadium where Mini-Olympic Games leading up to the 2018 Goldcoast Commonwealth Games and the Tokyo 2020 Olympic Games will be taking place.
Registered Athletes from different sports disciplines like Archery,Table Tennis, Wrestling, Judo, Weightlifting, Boxing, Athletics and Taekwando are all called to come and take part at this spectacular event. Triumphant athletes from these sports disciplines will automatically book there places to the 2018 Commonwealth Games and the Tokyo 2020 Olympic Games.
To make this day more exciting, local favorite soccer stars will also be there to entertain the audience as there will be a football match between two Lilongwe Giants, Civo Football Club will lock horns with Silver Strikers.
As the second phase of the advanced Sports Management course will soon be commencing, MOC has said that this course is very important as it is contributing to the improvement of sports in organizations.
The Secretary General for MOC Honorable Jappie Mhango confirmed this in an interview saying in order to have a better managed sports industry, there must be well trained administrators.
“We as MOC and Olympic Solidarity thought as much on how we can improve sports in the country and that is why we came up with this initiative,” Mhango Said.
The Course consists of 21 participants and has a duration of 6 months which commenced in August 2017 and expected to end in January 2018. The Second Phase will commence on the 2nd of September 2017 at the Olympafrica Center in Lilongwe.
Olympiafrica Centre Malawi, has extended their heartfelt gratitude to carlsberg Malawi through their Coca-cola brand for their generous contribution towards the Summer games.
Joseph Kasonya who is the Center Director for Olympafrica Malawi said that Coca-cola has done a very great Job in contributing to the development of sports in the country.
“Water is life and their donation of Quench water assisted Organizers and Athletes during games to cool tempers and withstand the heat of summer time. Forever we are grateful to them,’ Kasonya said.
The Malawi National Council of Sports (MNCS) has thanked the Malawi Olympic Committee (MOC) for organizing the Summer Games.
MNCS their statement, said the Summer Games are very important as they create an opportunity for developing sports at grass-root level.
MNCS Regional Development Sports Officer, Mr Isaac Phiri said that developing sports from grass root level gives Athletes the opportunity to develop skills in their respective sport disciplines as well as long term perfection.
“In Malawi we don`t have grass root development so the Summer Games are a blessing in disguise,” Phiri said.
The Summer Games took place at the Olympiafrica Center in Lilongwe, from 25th to 28th August 2017.
Handball Association of Malawi has organized an International Handball Federation (IHF) “C” LICENSE COACHING COURSE for the improvement of knowledge and skills in handball.
The course is taking place at the Olympafrica Center in Lilongwe and has commenced today on the 14th of August 2017. Twenty coaches from different parts of the country are undergoing this training and are expected to come up with teams in their respective areas and identify athletes for national team contention.
The facilitators of the course are Mr. Wolfgang Lowak IHF instructor from Germany and Mr. Blackson Malamula who is Malawian Handball coach.