- 18 Apr 2019
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News from the Algerian National Olympic Committee
Find here the latest news from the National Olympic Committee: events, courses, general assemblies and elections, trophies and much more.
18 April 2019
On 6 April, the Algerian NOC celebrated the International Day of Sport for Development and Peace in Algiers, with the first edition of the “Peace and Sport Run”. Under the patronage of Olympic champion Nouria Benida Merah, the Run took place in the presence of the Minister of Youth and Sports, Raouf Salim Bernaoui, NOC President Mustapha Berraf and IOC honorary member Mustapha Larfaoui. The Minister started the 3km race, in which around 1,000 participants of all ages took part. More details here.
18 March 2019
To mark International Women’s Day, the Algerian NOC, in collaboration with Olympic Solidarity, organised a women and sport seminar in Algiers on 9 March. Under the theme of “Olympism, encouraging and protecting women”, the seminar addressed four topics: the promotion and responsibility of sports leaders; the importance of gender equality and diversity in sport; preventing intimidation, harassment and abuse in sport; and the media coverage given to female athletes. Several personalities from the national and African sports movement were present, including the Minister of Youth and Sport, Mohamed Hattab; NOC President Mustapha Berraf; Comoros Islands NOC President Ibrahim Ben Ali; Malian NOC Vice-President Aminata Keita; Olympic champions Hassiba Boulmerka, Nouria Benida-Merrah, Abderrahmane Hammad and Mohamed Allalou; and a number of national sports federation presidents. More details on www.coa.dz.
04 February 2019
Footballer Ryad Mahrez and karateka Lamya Matoub received the first prizes in the 4th edition of the Algerian Olympic and sports awards, a national distinction of the Algerian NOC. Organised in Algiers on 26 January, the ceremony was attended by many personalities, including the Minister for Youth and Sports, Mohamed Hattah; the Communications Minister, Djamel Kaouane; the Wali [governor] of Algiers, Abdelkader Zoukh; and NOC President Mustafa Berraf. Several other awards were presented to the athletes who excelled in 2018. More details here.
20 december 2018
On December 14, the Algerian NOC organised the 27th edition of the Southern Olympic Day in the Ziban capital of Biskra. The regional centre for the preparation of the elite was the scene of several sports competitions at the end of which trophies and diplomas were given to all participants. Scientific activities were also on the programme, in the form of talks on the themes of sports preparation. More info here. In addition, the NOC informs us that 14 graduates, including four Algerians, are the first intake of fencing masters in the three specialties (foil, epée and sabre) of the African Fencing Academy of Algiers. A ceremony was held in their honour at the Olympic Museum in Algiers. More info here.
18 September 2018
On the occasion of World Clean-up Day on 15 September, the Algerian NOC, in collaboration with the “Let’s do it Algeria” association, organised an environmental clean-up campaign on Ain Taya beach. The NOC created a programme which included sports (rowing) and environmental activities. Run in collaboration with the commune of Ain Taya, the Algerian Youth Department, the Civil Protection Department and the volunteer movement, this event attracted almost 600 participants, including members of the NOC Executive Committee and several Olympic and sports personalities. More info on www.coa.dz.
27 July 2018
In Algiers, the participants in the first advanced sports management courses received their certificates. Organised by the Algerian NOC in conjunction with Olympic Solidarity, the courses were given by teachers and Algerian sports personalities to managers from national sports federations and other sports organisations. The programme, which took place from April 2017 to June 2018, covered a range of topics including sports management, financial management, events and sports marketing. The ceremony was attended by members of the Association of National Olympic Committees of Africa (ANOCA)’s Executive Committee, which was meeting in Algiers, and representatives from Olympic Solidarity. More info here.
18 June 2018
On 10 June, the Algerian NOC organised, in collaboration with the Department of Youth and Sport of the Province of Sétif and the School Sports League of Sétif, a day devoted to Olympic education. A NOC delegation, led by its President, Mustapha Berraf, attended the various activities. A course, hosted by teachers on education and the Olympic values, was also held. More info here.
11 June 2018
The Ordinary General Assembly of the Algerian NOC was held on 2 June in Bab Ezzaouar (Algiers). The Minister for Youth and Sport, Mohamed Hattab, was in attendance. The 58 members present unanimously approved the activity report and financial statements for 2017 and the action plan for 2018. The NOC President, Mustapha Berraf, reported on the NOC’s activities in 2017. Prior to the opening of the Assembly, a ceremony was held in which the Algerian Olympic and Sport Order of Merit was awarded to former international footballer Antar Yahia and fencer Fériel Salhi. Info on www.coalgerie.com.
28 May 2018
A cooperation and exchange agreement was signed on 6 May by the Algerian NOC and the Mauritanian NOC at the Olympic Museum in Algiers, in the presence of the members of the Algerian NOC Executive Board and national sports federation presidents. The agreement, signed by the NOC presidents, Mustapha Berraf (right of photo) and Mohamed Mahmoud Ould Mah (left of photo), covers exchanges of athletes and coaches in various sports, and aims to strengthen relations between the two countries.