“Less than a month to the start of the competition in Hammamet, the 2nd African Beach Games are already in full swing,” the Association of National Olympic Committees of Africa (ANOCA) said in a press release.
“Hammamet is fascinating even before the start of the second African Beach Games, with the quality of preparations, the level of organisation and the popular aspect that herald a real celebration of African sport,” ANOCA President Mustapha Berraf was quoted as saying.
“It is a hectic schedule for African youths and, as we keep saying, they are our focal concern. These Games will be extraordinary for our African athletes, who will once again be at the heart of the action. It will also be a platform for promoting Olympic values and sustainable development,” he added.
Under the title “We Are Ready,” the ANOCA said “52 countries are expected to attend the African Beach Games 2023 in Hammamet, Tunisia, and more than 1,100 athletes have confirmed their participation.”
“500 officials will be involved, while 300 volunteers have been mobilised for the event. The Yasmine Hammamet resort
is set to welcome a host of dignitaries (…) for a highly intense celebration of African sport and Olympism.”
“The decision taken by the African Olympic movement to organise the African Beach Games was a major move in favour of the continent’s youths. We were satisfied with the first edition and this second edition is simply at another level. For ANOCA, Hammamet will be a memorable success.”
The success of these games, Berraf further said, “will depend on our shared ability to foster solidarity. We have a special obligation to showcase our values on behalf of the athletes (the core of our Olympic Movement) and youths (the future) .
Source: Agence Tunis Afrique Presse