November 22, 2017 By Sahr Morris Jnr
Executive Director of OlympAfrica International Foundation, Alassane Theirno Diack, on Tuesday, November 21, 2017, arrived in Freetown for a two -day fact-finding mission in Sierra Leone.
Director Diack will be visiting the OlympAfrica Centre at Goderich to conduct assessment and fact-finding that would be preceded by the National Olympic Committee of Sierra Leone (NOC-SLE) dinner.
“We are all set to welcome the OlympAfrica International Foundation director and his two days visit will mainly on fact-finding,” the NOC-SLE Administrative Secretary, Alie Gibril Koroma.
According to AG Koroma, this will mark the first visit of an official from the OlympAfrica International Foundation since the declaration of Sierra Leone as an Ebola-free nation.
It could be recalled that in 2014, the NOC-SLE allowed the United Kingdom’s Joint Ebola Task Force team to set up an Ebola treatment facility at the Olympic Africa ground, Milton Margi College of Education and Technology (MMCET).
An approval by the NOC which was coordinated by the IOC, allowed work on the site as the UK Joint Ebola Task Force saved hundreds of lives in the fight against Ebola.
Such move by the NOC-SLE received high recommendation from the International Olympic Committee’s (IOC) President, Thomas Bach, and during the Association of National Olympic Committee of Africa (ANOCA) meeting in Bangkok, the ICO gaffer gladly praised the NOC-SLE President, Dr Patrick Coker and his executive for their ‘response’ in the EBOLA crisis in Sierra Leone.
The Sierra Leone Olympic Africa Project includes a 400-meter athletics track, football pitch and facilities for other Olympic sports such as Tennis, Volleyball, Basketball and Aquatic.