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GNOC PRESIDENT'S WELCOME MESSAGE

"As President of The Gambia National Olympic Committee (GNOC), I would like to take this opportunity to welcome you to our  website. Our aim is to use this site to bring more people into sport and through it, make a genuine difference to their lives. We hope you find it useful." Ms Beatrice Allen

Mission Statement

The mission of the GNOC is to develop and protect the Olympic Movement in The Gambia in accordance with The Olympic Charter. And in order to fulfil this mission, the GNOC pledges to co-operate with Government and Non Governmental Bodies, and shall not under any circumstances associate with any activity which would contradict the Olympic Charter.

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With one year to go, Tokyo 2020 confirms all venues and competition schedule for the Games in 2021

With one year to go, Tokyo 2020 confirms all venues and competition schedule for the Games in 2021 THE TOKYO 2020 ORGANISING COMMITTEE ANNOUNCED AT TODAY’S VIRTUAL IOC SESSION THAT ALL THE VENUES INTENDED FOR THE GAMES IN 2020 HAVE BEEN SECURED FOR NEXT YEAR, AND CONFIRMED THE SPORTS COMPETITION SCHEDULE. This marks a significant […]

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New National Record Set, Gambia 4x100m women team wins Gold

Konya, Turkey, August 12, 2022 - When the Gambia arrived in Turkey for the Islamic Games, many thought they were just there to make up the numbers and won’t surely be a force to reckon with. But they have proved everyone wrong and have shocked in outrageous fashion. Team Gambia that comprises of 23 athletes […]

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Bass is golden as she defend her 200m titles

Konya, Turkey, August 11, 2022 - Gina Bass made history after defending her 200m titles in the women's 200m at the ongoing Islamic Solidarity Games in Konya. Bass impressed with a timing of 22:63 to win the historic gold medal. She has now become the most decorated Gambian track and field athlete. Wurrie Njadoe finished […]

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Commonwealth Games awards Gambian athletes for incredible games performance

Konya, Turkey, August 12, 2022 - Gina Bass, Modou Gamo and Faye Njie were all awarded certificates of merit by the Commonwealth Games Federation following their incredible performance at the just concluded Birmingham 2022. Faye Njie finished with a silver medal, Gina finished 5th whiles Modou Gamo impressively finished at seventh position. Njie became the […]

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Gambia sends twenty – four athletes to Islamic Games

Birmingham, England, August 8, 2022 – The 5th Islamic Games will open August 9th 2022 at Konya Metropolitan Stadium. The Gambia will be among 50 plus countries bill to compete at the games. Gambia has registered 25 athletes looking for glory at the games, where Gambia won gold in 100m in the last edition in […]

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52 years on – Gambia wins silverware at CWG, Team returns home with glory

Birmingham, England, 8, August, 2022 - Sometimes sport throws up stories of human spirit that you cannot help but watch with a warm smile – as Faye Njie ending the country’s 52 years wait on a silverware at the commonwealth. Winning silver medal in judo was quite a surprise for a country that has had […]

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Team Gambia shines, Semi Final and Quarter Final berths earn

Birmingham, England, August 4, 2022 – Star sprinter Gina Bass and newbie Wurrie Njadoe are in the semi finals of the women’s 200m semis of the commonwealth games ongoing in England. Bass, earned yet another milestone after running a timing of 22:87 finishing second in her heat whiles Njadoe had 24:12 which gave her a […]

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GAMBIA ready for Athletics showdown

Birmingham, England, August 3, 2022 - Excitements are looming as Gambia athletics team step up their final touches into the 2022 Commonwealth Games. 5 athletes will participate in the 200m heats on Thursday at Alexander stadium in Birmingham from 10am onwards with 2019 African Games 200m winner Gina Basa leading that line up. Wurrie Njadoe […]

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52 years on – Gambia wins Commonwealth silverware

Coventry, England, August 2, 2022- Faye Alex Njie will go down in the history books as he finally broke the Gambia's 52 years long wait with a silver medal in the Commonwealth Games in the -73. The 28 years old becomes the first Gambian to win a medal greater than bronze in the Commonwealth Games […]

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Commonwealth Games Open in Show of Unity

Birmingham, England, July 28, 2022  - Athletes and spectators have gathered in Birmingham for a 10 days long festival of sport – the Commonwealth games.   The opening ceremony showcased the vibrancy and the color and diversity of England as the games  officially kick off at the magnificent Alexander stadium. At the start of the […]

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Excitement looms as Team Gambia arrives in Birmingham

Birmingham, England, July 25, 202 – Team Gambia on Monday arrived in Birmingham, England, to take part and compete in her second Commonwealth Games after been reinstated in 2017. The West African nation will be among 72 other nations of former British colonies that will compete in more than 200 medals events. And the country […]

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Sport Council pays courtesy call to National Olympic Committee

Banjul, The Gambia, June 16, 2022 - The Gambia National Olympic Committee on Thursday met with officials from the Gambia National Sport Council at the Committee's headquarters in Bakau. The meeting was meant to familiarise the new NSC chairperson Lamin Jawara to the structures and stakeholders in the wheel of Gambian sport but also to […]

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OLYMPIC DAY CELEBRATION 2022 – President’s Speech

Banjul, The Gambia - June, 13, 2022 - On the 23 June each year, the International Olympic Committee (IOC) and the Olympic Movement at large commemorate the founding of the Modern Olympic Movement International Olympic Day. National Olympic Committees will be organising sports, educational and or cultural activities throughout the world. The celebration brings together […]

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GNOC to celebrate International Olympic Day in grand style

Banjul, The Gambia, June 7th, 2022 – The Gambia National Olympic Committee is gearing up for a mega celebration of events marking the 74th international Olympic Day on June 23rd, 2022 with support from TAF CITY.  Based on the three pillars Move, Learn, and Discover, National Olympic Committees will be organizing sports, educational, and or […]

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GNOC announces Team Gambia for 2022 Commonwealth Games

Banjul The Gambia, May 24 2022 - A squad of 21 athletes and officials will fly Gambia’s flag high at this year's Commonwealth Games to be held in Birmingham, United Kingdom from July 28th to August 8th 2022 as confirmed by the Gambia National Olympic Committee. Athletics (7), Swimming (2), Judo (2), Boxing (2), beach […]

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GNOC to starts Sport for Development initiative in The Gambia

Banjul, The Gambia, April 5, 2022 - GNOC have the honour to present the aspirations to implement nation-wide Sports for Development program to develop and expand sports infrastructure in The Gambia with the partnership of Finnish organisations, the Finnish Chamber for Impact Partnerships (FC4IP), GR Group Ltd, Varala Sports Institute and Kuortane Olympic Training Center. […]

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Jawo & Jarra: How we trusted the process to put Gambia on the beach volleyball map

Banjul, The Gambia, March 31, 2022 – Beach volleyball in The Gambia has enjoyed a dramatic rise in the past few years and events over recent weeks indicate the small West African nation has no intention of slowing down its progress. Leading the way have been Gambia’s top pair Sainey Jawo and Mbye Babou Jarra […]

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Gambia men qualify for 2022 Commonwealth Games beach volleyball tournament

The Gambia’s male beach volleyball players continue to write history with another milestone. The team beat South Africa 2-0 in the final of the Commonwealth Games beach volleyball qualifiers on Monday in Accra. Ranked number one in Africa, the Qatar based superstars racked up the historic win after an earlier stumbled in the pool matches. […]

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Beach volleyball teams chase Birmingham slots

    Banjul, The Gambia, March 23, 2022 - The national beach volleyball teams depart Thursday morning for Ghana ahead of the Commonwealth Games beach volleyball qualifiers set for this week. Head coach Pa Baboucarr Barrow says both teams-men and women-are ready to fight as they seek to clinch the two respective Commonwealth Games slots […]

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Gambia Swimming & Aquatic Sports Association elects Njogu Bah as President

Banjul, The Gambia, March 22, 2022 - The Gambia Swimming and Aquatic Sports Association has elected Dr Njogou Lamin Bah president on Saturday 19th March 2022, during the Elective General Assembly of GSASA. The former Secretary-General and Head of Civil Service of The Gambia will  serve a mandate of four years ending in 2026, succeeding […]

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Dame Louise Martin: Commonwealth Day in 2022 is extra special for our Movement

Commonwealth Day is such a special moment which binds our 72 nations and territories. It is a chance for us to reflect on our shared values.   This year, the theme is “Delivering a Common Future” and for the Commonwealth Games Federation (CGF), this means moving forward in friendship to deliver on our vision together. […]

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THE ITA COMPLETES ITS PRE-GAMES PROGRAM FOR BEIJING 2022 WITH AN IMPLEMENTATION RATE OF 80% OF ITS TESTING RECOMMENDATIONS

The International Testing Agency (ITA), managing an independent anti-doping program for the Olympic Winter Games Beijing 2022 on behalf of the International Olympic Committee (IOC), concludes its pre-Games anti-doping program aiming at reinforcing worldwide efforts for doping controls ahead of the Winter Games. The over 5’400 recommendations issued by the ITA Beijing 2022 Pre-Games Expert […]

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GNOC president lays plans for athletes support towards Paris2024

Banjul, The Gambia, December 7, 2021 - Barely a month in office, The president of Gambia National Olympic Committee Ms Beatrice Allen had set the ball rolling in fulfilment of her campaign promises. Earlier this week President Allen met with Gambia Athletics and Gambia Judo Associations athletes to map out strategies in identifying High Performance […]

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GNOC’s Ous Wadda to serve in ANOCA Finance Commision

Banjul, The Gambia, December 15, 2021 - The 2nd Vice President of the Gambia National Olympic Committee, GNOC, Ousman Wadda has been nominated to serve as member of the Finance committee of the Association of National Olympic Committees of Africa, ANOCA. The former Treasurer of the GNOC will serve the continental body from 2021-2024. He […]

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Former GNOC SG nominates into ANOCA Legislation and Governance Commision

Banjul, The Gambia, December 15, 2021 - The former Secretary General of Gambia National Olympic Committee Mr Abdoulie Jallow have been nominated as member of Association of National Olympic Committees of Africa (ANOCA) as member of Legislation and Governance Commision. I am happy and honoured to have been appointed by ANOCA to serve in such […]

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Beatrice Allen and team sweep polls as GNOC hold Elective General Assembly

Banjul, The Gambia, November 27, 2021 - Team Beatrice Allen has swept the polls in the 2021 Gambia National Olympic Committee Elective General Assembly held Saturday at the Olympic house. Ms Allen beat Lamin King Colley for presidency 25 to 17 votes to become president to a Committee she once served as 1st vice president. […]

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GNOC report to members as 2020 AGM held on Saturday

Banjul, The Gambia, October 10, 2021 - The Gambia National Olympic Committee has held it's Annual General Meeting for year 2020 held on Saturday at Paradise Suites Hotel. The meeting was chaired by 2nd Vice President Lamin Kabba Bajo who expressed his heartfelt appreciation to the National Associations and federations affiliated to the GNOC for […]

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GNOC appoints Bakary Jammeh as CDM for Birmingham 2022

Banjul, The Gambia, September 26, 2021 - The Gambia National Olympic Committee has confirmed the appointment of Bakary K Jammeh as the Chef de Mission for the Birmingham Commonwealth Games scheduled to take place from 28th July to 8th August 2022. Jammeh who also serve as the 1st Vice President of Gambia Football Federation will […]

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Minister Badgie and GNOC officials meets IOC Top official

Tokyo, Japan, August 4, 2021 - The Honorable Minister of Youth and Sports Bakary Y. Badjie and the members of the GNOC paid a courtesy call to Mr. Jérôme POIVEY, Head of Institutional Relations and Governance in the NOC Relations Department at the International Olympic Committee (IOC) Mr Poivey briefed the minister about the IOC […]

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GNOC Congratulates Team Gambia after a Stellar performance at the Tokyo Olympic Games

Tokyo, Japan, August 2, 2021 - The President, Board, Management and Staff of the GNOC wish to express its sincere gratitude to our super athlete's: Gina Bass, Faye Njie, Ebrima Camara and Ebrima Sorrie Buaro. You all are indeed great ambassadors of The Gambia. You demonstrated a high level of commitment and professionalism during your […]

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Minister Badjie and Top GNOC Officials meets ANOCA boss

Tokyo, Japan, August 2, 2021 - The Gambia Minister of Youth and Sport Bakary Badjie and the GNOC officials on Monday hold a meeting with the president and Secretary General of ANOCA. The meeting was primarily to discuss on how the GNOC can continue to leverage on it's cordial relationship with the ANOCA leadership in […]

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Olympic Games Open in Show of Unity

Tokyo, Japan, July 23, 2021  - Athletes and spectators have gathered in Tokyo for a two week long festival of sport – the olympic games. The opening ceremony showcased the vibrancy and the color and diversity of Japan as the games  officially kick off at the magnificent olympic stadium. At the start of the ceremony, […]

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Honorable Minister Badgie Hand Over National Flag to Team Gambia

Banjul, The Gambia, July 16, 2021- The Honorable minister of Youth and Sport Bakary Y Badgie on Friday presided on the handing over of the Gambia National Flag to Team Gambia as they prepare to jet out to Japan for the delayed olympic games. At a ceremony held in Banjul Minister Badjie reiterated on his […]

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Ebrima Camara set sight on olympic semi finals

MEET OUR OLYMPIAN FOR TOKYO 2020 Profile: Ebrima Camara Story by: Cherno Omar Bobb Ebrima Camara, Gambian’s 100 metres athlete who will be making his first Olympic Games appearance for the country at the 2020 Tokyo Olympic Games. The 24-year oldwho has set his sight on reaching the semifinals said he is happy that he […]

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Gambia National Olympic Committee meets Beach Volleyball team

Banjul, The Gambia, July 6, 2021 - The Gambia National Olympic Committee on Tuesday  welcomed the Gambia National beach volleyball teams at the Olympic House in Bakau. The team were received by the Secretary General Abdoulie Jallow, CDM for Tokyo 2020 Anthony Tabbal and the Executive Director Muhammed Janneh. The meeting was to show appreciation […]

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Profile: Gina Bass set for Olympics history

Article By: Cherno Omar Bobb Africa’s best female athlete, Gina Bass is set to make history when she represents The Gambia at the 2020 Tokyo Olympic Games next month. The track queen recorded her name in the history books in 2019 after winning the 200m gold at the African Games. She beat Ivorian Marie Josee […]

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Profile: Faye Njie set for second Olympics appearance

Meet Our Olympian Article By: Cherno Omar Bobb Judoka Faye Njie is set to make his second Olympic Games appearance in a row for The Gambia this month at the 2020 Tokyo Olympic Games. Gambian judoka champion Faye Njie won Silver losing to Algeria’s Fethi Nourine in the men’s under-73kg at the 2021 at the African […]

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The message of PEACE, SOLIDARITY and RESILIENCE HIGHLIGHTS the 2021 Olympic Day speech from IOC president Thomas Bach

In this extraordinary Olympic Year, celebrating Olympic Day is even more special than usual. Today, we of course celebrate the joy of sport and remember the creation of the modern Olympic Movement, by our founder Pierre de Coubertin. But on this Olympic Day, when the entire world has been facing the same struggles and fears […]

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Gambia beach volleyball teams set for Africa conquest, ticket to Tokyo Games

  Banjul The Gambia, June 19, 2021 - Gambia men and women beach volleyball teams had put final touches on training, hoping their preparation was enough to help them win the Continental Cup beach volleyball Olympics qualifiers, which starts in Morocco on June 21st. The team is due to jet out on Saturday for Morocco […]

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Faye Njie wins silver as he secures his Olympic ticket to Tokyo

Dakar, Senegal, May 21, 2021 - Gambian judoka Faye Njie had the best day in Dakar after securing his qualification berth to the Tokyo Games and winning silver at the African Judo Championship. The 2015 African Games bronze medal winner came out from the first round racking up victories in all his fight to met […]

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Gambian Judokas step up preparations for African championship

Banjul, The Gambia, May 10, 2021 - With the reschedule Olympic Games in the home stretch, one very important tournament that have both continental and global prestige is the African Judo senior championship coming up in Dakar later this month. Gambia will fill three fighters in Abdourahman Ceesay, Omar Jobe and Olympian Faye Njie. With […]

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GNOC roll out Media and Communications platforms

Banjul, The Gambia, May 6, 2021 - The Gambia National Olympic Committee had enhance it's presence and strength on Communications and Media after rolling social media platforms and launching of an official website. The creation of active Facebook page, Instagram, twitter, YouTube, LinkedIn and now launches the GNOC website is gear towards increasing the visibility […]

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Para Athlete Modou Gamo and Team meets GNOC Exco after Manchester Outing

Banjul, The Gambia, April 12, 2021 - The Gambia para powerlifter Modou Gamo, technical and executive committee of Gambia National Paralympic Committee on Monday paid a courtesy call to Gambia National Olympic Committee at their office in Mile 7 Bakau. The team was received by IOC Honorary Member and 1st Vice President of GNOC, Madam […]

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Obituary Announcement: Alhaji Abou Dandeh Njie

The Executive Committee of the Pipeline Mosque and members of the Pipeline Foundation and Daddy Jobe Comprehensive School regret the death of it’s President Alhaji Abou Dandeh Njie , which occurred today- Tuesday, 6 April, 2021 . This sad news is extended to the Imam Ratib of Banjul Cherno Alieu Mass Kah, Imam Basiru Drammeh […]

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Mr Ba Kebba Suso got World Taekwondo (WT) and World Taekwondo – Africa recognition as new boss of GTA

Mr Ba Kebba Suso got World Taekwondo (WT) and World Taekwondo – Africa recognition as new boss of GTA Banjul, The Gambia, March 1 2021 - In an official letter addressed to Mr Ba Kebba Suso, the new President of Gambia Taekwondo Association copied to the GNOC, the World Taekwondo has officially endorsed Mr Ba […]

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Two women sport leaders to represent GNOC at Zone 2 Women in Sport Seminar

Two women sport leaders to represent GNOC at Zone 2 Women in Sport Seminar Banjul, The Gambia, December 23rd 2020 - Mariama Sowe of Gambia Volleyball Federation and Awa Sanneh from Gambia Swimming Associattion will be representing the Gambia National Olympic Committee at the Association of National Olympic Committees- ZONE 2 Women in Sport Seminar […]

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The Gambia National Olympic Committee Press Briefing – 24th November 2020

The Gambia National Olympic Committee (GNOC) received information from the media on statements made by some stakeholders during a press briefing on Friday 20th November 2020. The role of the National Olympic Committee is to develop, promote and protect the Olympic Movement in The Gambia in accordance with the Olympic Charter. Our Role is to […]

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AADC appoints Adama Jammeh as center captain

AADC appoints Adama Jammeh as center captain Dakar, Senegal, November 20, 2020 - The captain of Gambia national athletics team Adama Jammeh was on Friday confirm as the captain of the African Athletes Development Center in Dakar. The Gambian Sprinter and Olympian will lead the athletics activities of the center that comprises of more than […]

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Press Release from the Gambia National Olympic Committee

Press Release from the Gambia National Olympic Committee.....

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Gambia National Men football team arrives in Libreville ahead of Gabon tie

Gambia National Men football team arrives in Libreville ahead of Gabon tie Libreville, Gabon, November 9, 2020 - The Gambia National Team (Scorpions) have jetted into Libreville, ahead of the much awaited Afcon Qualifier match away to Gabon scheduled for Thursday 12th November 2020 in Franceville. The bulk of the team converged in Brussels on […]

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GNOC see off Gina Bass and co to Dakar camp.

GNOC see off Gina Bass and co to Dakar camp. Banjul, The Gambia, November 5, 2020 - Five sprinters from Gambia were on Thursday giving a sent off brief by the Gambia National Olympic Committee ahead of the rescheduled 2020 Olympic Games, that will he held in Tokyo in 2021. The five athletes in Gina […]

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Hard work pays; Gambia wins Zone II volleyball seat

Hard work pays; Gambia wins Zone II volleyball seat Banjul, The Gambia, October 26th, 2020 – The president of Gambia Volleyball Federation Bai Dodou Jallow has won the Zone II volleyball presidential seat after running unopposed at the 2020 Confederation of African Volleyball (CAVB) elective congress held virtually on Sunday. Jallow who appeared emotional, becomes […]

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GNOC Mourns Veteran Sport Personality

GNOC MOURNS VETERAN SPORT PERSONALITY Banjul, The Gambia, September 3rd 2020 - The Gambia National Olympic Committee announces the passing on to glory of former Inspirational and Dedicated Executive Director Mr. George F Gomez on Tuesday 1 September 2020. George Gomez joined the Organization in 1991 when he was appointed Executive Secretary. He went on […]

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Gambia Swimming Association to Donate 1,000 face masks in celebration of the FINA World Aquatics Day 2020

Gambia Swimming Association to Donate 1,000 face masks in celebration of the FINA World Aquatics Day 2020 The Gambia Swimming Association will be donating some face masks to the municipalities (BCC, KMC & BAC), athletes, and coaches, Village Development Committees, Gambia Navy, Gambia Fire and Rescue Services, beginning on 22nd August to Monday, 24th August […]

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Gambia To Play Gabon As Afcon Qualifiers Resume In November

Gambia To Play Gabon As Afcon Qualifiers Resume In November The Gambia leads Group D on 4 points joint with Gabon but on a better goal difference +2. DR Congo and Angola are trailing on 3rd and 4th with the latter on zero point. The Gambia is yet to feature at CAF’s flagship tournament. However, […]

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Gambian Para Athletes attended virtual Seminar on food nutrition

Gambian Para Athletes attended virtual Seminar on food nutrition Banjul, The Gambia, August, 22, 2020 - Eleven athletes and two officials from the Gambia National Paralympic Committee had attended a day long virtual seminar on the importance of food, nutrition and diet held at Nana Conference hall on Saturday. The seminar was funded and supported […]

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Relive the 2019 moments in Gambia sporting history

Relive the 2019 moments in Gambia sporting history | This day in 2019 Gambia Men beach volleyball team beat Morocco 2-1 in the finals of the African Games in Rabat. The victory meant that the pair became the first Gambians to win gold for a team sport at senior continental level.. This memory still lives […]

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IOC elects Gambia’s Beatrice ALLEN as Honorary Member

IOC elects Gambia’s Beatrice ALLEN as Honorary Member Banjul, The Gambia, July 22nd 2020 - After having served the International Olympic Committee for 14 years as member in different capacities and portfolios, Ms Allen has been elected and honored as Honorary Member of the IOC at the 136th Session of the IOC held virtually on […]

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Senegal and the IOC agree to postpone the Youth Olympic Games Dakar 2022 to 2026

Senegal and the IOC agree to postpone the Youth Olympic Games Dakar 2022 to 2026 Senegal and the International Olympic Committee (IOC) have mutually agreed to postpone the Youth Olympic Games (YOG) Dakar 2022 to 2026. President Macky Sall's proposal was welcomed by IOC President Thomas Bach, following in-depth discussions on the subject. This postponement […]

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UN General Assembly confirms new dates for the observation period of the Olympic Truce

UN General Assembly confirms new dates for the observation period of the Olympic Truce The United Nations (UN) General Assembly yesterday confirmed that the Olympic Truce for the Olympic Games Tokyo 2020 will now be observed from 16 July 2021 (seven days before the opening of the Olympic Games) to 12 September 2021 (seven days […]

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Women and girls must be participants and leaders in sport recovery plans, says UN Women

Women and girls must be participants and leaders in sport recovery plans, says UN Women While the world is currently working on addressing and recovering from the COVID-19 pandemic, women and girls must be both participants and leaders in this process, so their gains are not lost, and a better future for all becomes a […]

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