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Olympic committee elects new head

Olympic committee elects new head

Abner Xoagub has been confirmed as President of the Namibia National Olympic Committee (NNOC) at last week’s General Assembly following his nearly seven month stint as the Committee’s acting President.
Xoagub, who was the only candidate nominated for the position at the General Assembly, provisionally led the committee after the resignation of Hon. Agnes Tjongarero who was appointed Deputy Minister for Sport, Youth and National Service in March.
The long-time administrator had been Vice President since January 2013 before taking over from Hon. Tjongarero. He will be in power at least until November 2016 when the NNOC will hold their next elective General Assembly in line with the Olympic cycle.
Furthermore, Jesse Schickerling, former Executive Board member, was elected as new Vice President while Johan Kruger was added as additional board member.
Meanwhile, in other event, sport administrators Jason Snyders and Annastacia Namases attended a Doping Education Course that was convened by the Regional Anti-Doping Organisation (RADO) in Johannesburg, South Africa.
Andrew Kamanga, RADO coordinator and two education officers of the South African Institute for Drug Free Sport (SAIDS) conducted the four day course which focused on doping education, education literature, material and education programs to share with athletes and coaches.
The team also attended a workshop organised by the South African Sports Council and Olympic Committee (SASCOC) and presented by Sports Doctors on the use of supplements. This was based on the fact that most of the recent supplements included an illegal substance.
The NNOC will meet on December 2 to prepare an action plan that will include training of more officers and rolling out of the programs during 2016.

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