8 November 2012

Angola: Sport Considered Important Factor to Transmit Peace

Luanda — The sport was considered important means for transmitting peace and tranquility in any society of the world and particularly in Angola, despite the armed conflict that hit the country.

This was said so to Angop on Thursday in Luanda by the secretary general of the Angolan Olympics Committee (COA), Mário Rosa de Almeida, under the celebrations of the 37th anniversary of the national independence, to be marked on 11 November.

"Despite the war that hit the country, Angola managed to move forward. Angola won the championships of basketball, handball and other sports, besides having participated in the world cup and Olympics games", He said.

According to him, the government used its diplomacy, which was developed in various social, economic and sport sectors.

He said that to improve the participation in international competitions, it is needed to develop state policies.

The official said that the training of cadres, school sport and construction of sport infrastructures are key factors for the betterment of national teams in international competitions.

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