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05 Jan 2007
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First trip of the year for IOC president


Travel plans for IOC President Jacques Rogge will kick off in 2007 with a five-day trip to Africa. The African tour, which takes in four countries, will see the President meeting young Africans to talk to them about the Olympic values of friendship, respect and excellence and about how sport can help local communities, even those struggling with conflicts and poverty.



First stop will be in Kinshasa in the Democratic Republic of the Congo, where Rogge will meet with representatives of the National Olympic Committee on 8 January.

Youth, Sport and Peace in Africa
He will then travel to Brazzaville, Republic of the Congo, on 9 January 2007, to attend the first edition of the International Olympic Forum devoted to youth, sport and peace in Africa. This forum, initiated by the Association of National Olympic Committees of Africa (ANOCA) will bring together representatives from 53 African National Olympic Committees (NOCs), Heads of State, the Supreme Council for Sport in Africa, international governmental organisations and high profile personalities from the world of sport such as French Olympic Champion Marie-José Pérec. The attendees will discuss how sport can help young generations of Africans in their daily lives and bring hope to a region plagued by numerous armed conflicts.

Kenya & Uganda
On 10, 11 and 12 January, Rogge will meet with UNEP representatives in Nairobi, Kenya before flying to in Entebbe, Uganda, where he will meet with the Minister of Education and Sports, NOC representatives, Olympic sports associations, and the National Council of Sport. It will be Rogge’s first visit to Uganda.

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