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Liberia at Africa Youth Games

first_imgA 13-man Liberian Olympics delegation is in Gaborone, Botswana for the 2ndAfrican Youth Games from May 22-31.The delegation is headed by LNOC President Philibert Brown and includes the Chef de Mission, Boye Corvah, six athletes, four coaches and a medic. They will compete in athletics, swimming, boxing and table tennis.It is organized by the Association of National Olympic Committees in Africa, ANOCA. The African Youth Games have now become a melting pot, for the main nursery of continental sport. The games are expected to take place at the University of Botswana which will serve as the Games Village, while the following disciplines will feature on the Games schedule: athletics, badminton, canoeing, basketball, boxing, cycling fencing football, golf, judo, karate, netball, rowing, rugby, swimming, table tennis, taekwondo, lawn tennis, triathlon, volleyball, weightlifting and wrestling.The 2nd African Youth Games are being held under the watchwords: ‘consolidating the achievements of Rabat 2010.’The African Youth Games are a sporting and cultural event initiated by ANOCA and meant for youths aged 14 to 18. Rabat, Morocco hosted the maiden edition from 13 to 18 July 2010.Share this:Click to share on Twitter (Opens in new window)Click to share on Facebook (Opens in new window)last_img read more

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Good response to rally revives Tripura Congress hopes

first_imgAfter facing a rout in the February assembly elections in Tripura, the Congress on Thursday displayed an impressive show of strength by organising a protest rally against alleged scam in Rafale fighter plane deal. Encouraged over the turn out, party’s state leaders announced the tour schedule of AICC President Rahul Gandhi ahead of 2019 Lok Sabha elections.“Rahul Gandhiji is coming in December. He would address a bigger rally than this”, PCC Chief Birajit Sinha said after the rally was intercepted at Circuit House area.Hundreds of Congress workers and supporters joined the rally which began from Congress Bhavan. It had a replica of Rafale plane fitted on a mini truck on the frontPolice and paramilitary troops prevented the rally at Circuit House in Kunjaban locality where party leaders addressed the gathering. They also slammed the ‘anti people policies and programmes’ of the Centre as well as BJP-IPFT coalition government in the State.All India Youth Congress President Keshav Chandra Yadav and Vice President B. V, Shrinivas besides PCC President Birajit Sinha and other senior leaders participated. They claimed that a Congress-led coalition government would be formed at the Centre after 2019 Lok Sabha pollslast_img read more

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