7 December 2012

Angola: Michael Johnson to Run Workshop in Luanda

Luanda — A workshop with members of the Association of Olympic Athletes and a trip to central Huambo province for a visit to the future African training and adapted sport high competition centre, are the highlights of the agenda of the American runner Michael Johnson who is expected Monday in Luanda.

The athlete will remain in Angola until Thursday, and will assess the possibility to provide technical assistance to local athletics, as part of the partnership between the British multinational BP and the Olympic and Paralympic committees.

The Angolan Plaralympic Committee (CPA), BP-Angola and Lwini Foundation announced on Thursday in Luanda that Michael Johnson will stage demonstration races with Angolan Jose Sayovo. He will also be received in audience by the minister of Sports, Gonçalves Muandumba.

According to the initiative's promoters, the purpose of the visit to Angola of Michael Johnson is to transmit his experience, particularly to adapted sports athletes, with a view to the Paralympic Games of 2016 of Rio de Janeiro (Brazil).

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