MALAWI TO HOST THE COMMONWEALTH GAMES FEDERATION AFRICA ANNUAL REGIONAL MEETING 2018

The Commonwealth Games Federation Africa Annual Regional meeting will this year take place in Lilongwe, Malawi. This is a two-days meeting set from the 9th-10th February 2018.

This is a meeting that focuses on how Commonwealth Games Associations (CGA`s) engage and discuss crucial issues pertaining to the Commonwealth Sports Movements as well as providing feedback to the Commonwealth Games Federation (CGF).

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(2017 CGF Africa Annual Regional Meting in Kigali, Rwanda)

The President of CGA Malawi Mr. Oscar Kanjala, said that hosting this meeting will help them build confidence to host other huge events in years to come.

He added to say that this meeting will also assist in building strong relationships between African countries thus developing sports.

17 African countries will merge to Malawi, all representing their Commonwealth Games Associations. These include:- Malawi, Botswana, Cameroon, Ghana, Mauritius, Mozambique, Rwanda, Seychelles, Sierra Leone, Swaziland, Tanzania, Uganda, Zambia, Lesotho, Namibia, South Africa and Nigeria.

Amongst the important guests who are attending this meeting, it is the CGF President, Ms. Louise Martin and the CGF Regional Development Manager, Ms. Ellen Barwise.

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(Ms. Louise Martin- CGF President)

All these delegates are slated to arrive on the 8th of February 2018 and they are to be accommodated at the President Walmont Hotel, where the meeting will also be taking place.

 

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3 TOP TOKYO 2020 OLYMPIC PROSPECTS EARN THEMSELVES SCHOLARSHIPS ABROAD.

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The Malawi Olympic Committee would like to congratulate the Malawian Athletes who have been awarded scholarships by the International Olympic Committee community to be in high performance Centres abroad as they prepare for Tokyo 2020 Olympic Games.

These Athletes are:- Emmanuel Ndawu and Harriet Boniface from Judo and Areneo David from Archery.

The Two athletes from Judo are to be trained at Magyar Judo Centre in Budapest, Hungary while the Archer will be in training at the World Archery Excellence Centre in Laussane, Switzerland.

Speaking in an interview with the Secretary General of MOC, Hon Jappie Mhango, said that, as an Organisation, they are happy to be offered these scholarships and would want to use this opportunity for the Malawian athletes to qualify for the Tokyo 2020 Olympic Games for the first time.

” As Malawi Olympic Committee we are very glad that these Athletes have been offered these scholarships.This was enlisted in the “Towards Tokyo 2020″ Plan as a way of helping athletes,individuals as well as team Malawi to perform well at the upcoming Olympic Games,” said Mhango.

The Athletes are to leave Malawi for their respective centres in January 2018.

ROWING ASSOCIATION OF MALAWI TAKES A STEP FORWARD IN DEVELOPING THE SPORT

24796704_1569570496461486_4229334915705999494_nThe Development in National Sports System in Rowing has opened its first phase in Salima today. This is a coach training program aimed at improving and developing sports in the country. The coaches that will be in training are to be assigned on a two months course to train Rowers in their various regions and select the best who shall compete at National Level during the second phase.

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Picture above: Mr. Henry Sakala during the opening ceremony

Mr. Henry Sakala of Malawi Olympic Committee was there to officially open the training course and has encouraged the participants to take advantage of expert to gain knowledge and skills.

Sakala added to say that MOC as an organization is borne to help Malawi develop in sports.

“Malawi Olympic Committee is very much committed to improve and develop the sport in the country.”

Ms. Rachel Davis who is an international facilitator of the course said she is happy to be in Malawi and is eager to impart her knowledge to the coaches.

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Picture above: Ms. Rachel Davis making her few remarks during the opening ceremony

This course has commenced today the 8th of December 2017 and is slated to end on the 13th of December 2017 with a total number of 30 coaches to be trained.

The course is funded by International Olympic Committee through Olympic Solidarity

 

MALAWI SET TO HOST NEXT YEAR`S ANOCA SECRETARY GENERALS` MEETING

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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

GC2018 MEDALS REVEALED

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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.

MINI-OLYMPIC GAMES ARE RIGHT AROUND THE CORNER

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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.

 

ADVANCED SPORTS MANAGEMENT IS DEVELOPING SPORTS IN MALAWI

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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.