Association of National Olympic Committees of Africa

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 54 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.

Association of National Olympic Committees of Africa
Association des Comités Nationaux Olympiques d'Afrique
Countries members
Formation28 June 1981 (1981-06-28)
TypeSports federation
HeadquartersAbuja, Nigeria
Membership
54 National Olympic Committees
Official language
English, French
President
Mustapha Berraf
Websitewww.africa-olympic.org/

It often assembles with other continental NOCs in the form of the Association of National Olympic Committees (ANOC).

History

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.

Member countries

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.

NationCodeNational Olympic CommitteeCreatedANOCA MemberRef.
North Africa Zone
 Algeria ALG Algerian Olympic Committee 1963/1964 1965
 Libya LBA Libyan Olympic Committee 1962/1963 TBD
 Morocco MAR Moroccan Olympic Committee 1959 TBD
 Tunisia TUN Tunisian Olympic Committee 1957 1965
West Africa Zone
 Cape Verde CPV Comité Olímpico Caboverdeano 1989/1993 TBD
 Benin BEN Benin National Olympic and Sports Committee 1962 TBD
 Burkina Faso BUR Burkinabé National Olympic and Sports Committee 1965/1972 1965
 Gambia GAM Gambia National Olympic Committee 1972/1976 TBD
 Ghana GHA Ghana Olympic Committee 1951/1952 1965
 Guinea GUI Guinean National Olympic and Sports Committee 1964/1965 TBD
 Guinea-Bissau GBS Comité Olímpico da Guiné-Bissau 1992/1995 TBD
 Côte d'Ivoire CIV Comité National Olympique de Côte d'Ivoire 1962/1963 1965
 Liberia LBR Liberia National Olympic Committee 1954/1955 TBD
 Mali MLI Comité National Olympique et Sportif du Mali 1962/1963 1965
 Mauritania MTN Comité National Olympique et Sportif Mauritanien 1962/1979 TBD
 Niger NIG Nigerien Olympic and National Sports Committee 1964 1965
 Nigeria NGR Nigeria Olympic Committee 1951 1965
 Senegal SEN Comité National Olympique et Sportif Sénégalais 1961/1963 1965
 Sierra Leone SLE National Olympic Committee of Sierra Leone 1964 TBD
 Togo TOG Togolese National Olympic Committee 1963/1965 1965
Central Africa Zone
 Cameroon CMR Cameroon Olympic and Sports Committee 1963 1965
 Central African Republic CAF Comité National Olympique et Sportif Centrafricain 1964/1965 1965
 Chad CHA Chadian Olympic and Sports Committee 1963/1964 1965
 Congo CGO Comité National Olympique et Sportif Congolais 1964 1965
 Democratic Republic of the Congo COD Comité Olympique Congolais 1963/1968 1965
 Equatorial Guinea GEQ Comité Olímpico de Guinea Ecuatorial 1980/1984 TBD
 Gabon GAB Comité Olympique Gabonais 1965/1968 1965
 São Tomé and Príncipe STP Comité Olímpico de São Tomé e Príncipe 1979/1993 TBD
East Africa Zone
 Burundi BDI Burundi National Olympic Committee 1990/1993 TBD
 Djibouti DJI Comité National Olympique Djiboutien 1983/1984 TBD
 Egypt EGY Egyptian Olympic Committee 1910 1965
 Eritrea ERI Eritrean National Olympic Committee 1996/1999 TBD
 Ethiopia ETH Ethiopian Olympic Committee 1948/1954 1965
 Kenya KEN National Olympic Committee of Kenya 1955 1965
 Rwanda RWA Comité National Olympique et Sportif du Rwanda 1984 TBD
 Seychelles SEY Seychelles Olympic and Commonwealth Games Association 1979 TBD
 Somalia SOM Somali Olympic Committee 1959/1972 TBD
 South Sudan SSD South Sudan National Olympic Committee 2015 2015
 Sudan SUD Sudan Olympic Committee 1956/1959 1965
 Tanzania TAN Tanzania Olympic Committee 1968 1965
 Uganda UGA Uganda Olympic Committee 1950/1956 1965
Southern Africa Zone
 Angola ANG Angolan Olympic Committee 1979/1980 TBD
 Botswana BOT Botswana National Olympic Committee 1978/1980 TBD
 Comoros COM Comité Olympique et Sportif des Iles Comores 1979/1993 TBD
 Eswatini SWZ Eswatini Olympic and Commonwealth Games Association 1971/1972 TBD
 Lesotho LES Lesotho National Olympic Committee 1971/1972 TBD
 Madagascar MAD Comité Olympique Malgache 1963/1964 1965
 Malawi MAW Olympic and Commonwealth Games Association of Malawi 1968 TBD
 Mauritius MRI Mauritius Olympic Committee 1971/1972 TBD
 Mozambique MOZ Comité Olímpico Nacional de Moçambique 1979 TBD
 Namibia NAM Namibian National Olympic Committee 1990/1991 TBD
 South Africa RSA South African Sports Confederation and Olympic Committee 1991 TBD
 Zambia ZAM National Olympic Committee of Zambia 1964 1965
 Zimbabwe ZIM Zimbabwe Olympic Committee 1934/1980 TBD

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

ANOCA Presidents

S. No. Name Country Tenure
1. Anani Matthia  Togo 1981-1989
2. Jean-Claude Ganga  Congo 1989-1999
3. Francis Nyangweso  Uganda 1999-2001
4. Alpha Ibrahim Diallo  Guinea 2001-2005
5. Lassana Palenfo  Côte d'Ivoire 2005-2018
6. Mustapha Berraf  Algeria 2018-Till Date

ANOCA's programme

  • 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

Events

See also

References

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