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Kady Kanouté Tounkara

Zone 2 Chair


Kady Kanouté Tounkara is a Malian and French citizen who participated in the Olympic Games Beijing 2008 as co-captain of the Mali women's basketball team. She was a professional player for several years in Europe and a five-time French national champion and African champion before completing her Marketing and Management degree at Fordham University in New York.

Named in 2013 as President of Zone 2 on the Association of National Olympic Committees of Africa (ANOCA) Athletes’ Commission, Kanouté Tounkara volunteers to represent, empower and educate athletes. She is a lead trainer and a Steering Committee member of the IOC Athlete Career Programme (ACP) Outreach and has delivered workshops in over 35 different countries.

Kanouté Tounkara is also an advocate for clean sport and a World Anti-Doping Agency (WADA) Education Committee member. She has taken part in different WADA outreach programmes and was a member of the WADA Independent Observers team at the Olympic Winter Games PyeongChang 2018.


The speakers

Using the unique power of sport to bring people together, the Olympism in Action Forum sees a range of global players, including Olympic Movement stakeholders, athletes, private and public sector leaders, NGO representatives, academics, artists and the media come together to talk on topical contemporary issues. Chosen because of their ability to effect change and their wide range of sometimes differing opinions, the speakers will lead lively debates and seek to challenge received wisdom to inspire new ways of thinking.

Meet the speakers.
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