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2018 Commonwealth Games

NOC-SLE urges associations to select right athletes

August 24, 2017 By Sahr Morris Jnr

Member Associations & NOC-SLE officials in dialogue

President of National Olympic Committee of Sierra Leone (NOC-SLE), Dr. Patrick Coker has urged all sporting associations to select the right athletes without fear or favour for the Australia 2018 Commonwealth Games.

Sierra Leone will be amongst the 70 Nation that will battle for glory in next year’s Games at the Gold Coast, Queensland, Australia from 4 and 15 April 2018 and the NOC-SLE boss wants to see the country make huge impact in the Games.

Addressing Sports Association members in their second meeting ahead of the Games, Dr. Coker, who also doubles as the President of the Commonwealth Games Association of Sierra Leone said: “I am urging all the Sports Associations leaders to select the right athletes for the Australia 2018 Commonwealth Games.”

“Sierra Leone must now make its impact at major Games,” Dr. Coker said and stressed on the need for officials to respect time-lines so that the delegation will be well catered for.

He also showered praises on the Chef De Mission, Unisa Deen Kargbo,whom he said was  comfortable with the new system and further revealed that they were not receiving money from the Commonwealth Games Association, but using the Olympic funds to support the country’s preparations.

Also at the meeting, the Association officials were opportune to receive detailed explanations on the new Accreditation System and Visa Application process.


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