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IOC PRESIDENT THOMAS BACH VISITS SENEGAL AND REVIEWS YOUTH OLYMPICS PREPARATIONS FOR DAKAR 2022

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Location: Dakar, Senegal

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IOC President Thomas Bach visited Senegalese capital Dakar on Tuesday for a whistle-stop tour of its growing Olympic complex, ahead of the 2022 Youth Olympic Games. 

President Bach was shown Dakar’s 50m swimming pool and aquatic centre, plus the site of the forthcoming urban sports centre. Later he visited the ‘Parcours Sportif’ on the beach where he saw demonstrations of taekwondo, fencing and karate.  

Earlier, at the Presidential Palace, President Bach was awarded the title of  ‘Commander of the Ordre National du Lion’ by the President of Senegal, Macky Sall. Sall spoke of the ‘pride of his country, its people and its President’ in staging the Youth Olympic Games and said Senegal was ‘fully engaged with the IOC to deliver a historic Games.’

President Bach was accompanied throughout his visit to Senegal by President of the Senegal National Olympic Committee Mamadou Ndyiaye, who welcomed him to the new headquarters of the Senegal NOC.

 

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