The Association of National Olympic Committees of Africa (ANOCA) has formally approved General Lassana Palenfo for a third and final term as its president, and long-serving Zimbabwean sports administrator Tomas Sithole was re-elected as secretary-general.
The International Olympic Committee (IOC) president Jacques Rogge, vice-president Thomas Bach and the Association of National Olympic Committees (ANOC) president Sheikh Ahmad Al Fahad Al Sabah were some of the dignitaries that attended the elective assembly.
Palenfo said: “This was a very tight and democratic election. I am sure the elected board will be up to the task to carry through the programmes we have outlined for the next four years. We want to improve on our administration and focus on training and talent development ahead of Rio.”
Sithole, who previously served as IOC director for international co-operation and development and president of the Zimbabwe Olympic Committee, won 26 of the 52 votes cast to regain his post he has held since 1997.