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IOC jubilant at Somali NOC historic election.

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Saturday February 09, 2013 - 02:12:09 in Somali News by Super Admin
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    IOC jubilant at Somali NOC historic election.

    The president of the world’s highest sports-governing body IOC Dr. Jacques Rogge and the director of NOCs relations department Mr. Pere Miro have separately written to the elected office bearers of Somali National Olympic committee to praise an

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The president of the world’s highest sports-governing body IOC Dr. Jacques Rogge and the director of NOCs relations department Mr. Pere Miro have separately written to the elected office bearers of Somali National Olympic committee to praise and congratulate them on the most free and fair sporting election in the war-ravaged country’s history. “On behalf of the Olympic Family, I would like to express my heartiest congratulations on your election as President of the Somali Olympic Committee during your NOC General Assembly which took place on 3-4 January 2013” IOC president Dr. Jacques Rogge said in his congratulatory letter he sent Thursday to the president and the secretary General of Somali National Olympic committee Mr. Abdullahi Ahmed Tarabi and Mr. Duran Ahmed Farah.


“I wish you every success in your future endeavours for the promotion and development of the Olympic Movement in your country” The international Olympic committee president noted in his letter Thursday.

Meanwhile the director of NOC relations department of the international Olympic committee Mr. Pere Miro who sent a separate congratulatory letter to Somali NOC leaders pledging that the world Olympics will stop at nothing to help the development of sport in Somalia through the country’s National Olympic committee.

“Following your communication dated 4 January 2013, we would like to convey our warmest congratulations upon your election to the position of President and Secretary General, respectively, of the Somali Olympic Committee on the occasion of your NOC General Assembly which took place on 3-4 January 2013” Mr. Pere Miro noted in his letter.

“Please also extend our congratulations to the NOC office bearers elected or re-elected on that occasion. We wish you all the best in your work and we look forward to pursuing our fruitful cooperation. As always, we remain at your entire disposal for any assistance you may need” he emphasized.

Earlier the Association of Africa National Olympic committees plus NOCs around the world have sent to the Somali NOC leaders to congratulate them on the successful and the free and fair election which wasn’t expected in such chaotic country that has been under turmoil and prolonged wars for more than two decades.

The country’s ministry for youth and sport and sports administrators across Somalia also lauded for the democratic election.

By Shafi’i Mohyaddin Abokar
Email: shafislow@yahoo.com


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