17 February 2013

Angolan Olympic Committee Celebrates 34th Anniversary

Luanda — Established in 1979 by the national federations of handball, athletics, basketball, football, judo, swimming, volleyball, chess, gymnastic and rink hockey, the Angolan Olympic Committee (COA) is an institution without profitable goals that in the practice of is activities excludes political, social, racial, religious and ethnical discrimination.

In the same year, COA was recognised by the international Olympic Committee, during the meeting of the Nagoya executive commission and ratified in its session of February 1980 in Lake Placid City.

It has as first Chairman Augusto Lopes Teixeira and its goals was to divulge, protect and develop the Olympics movement and sports in general, preserving its autonomy and resisting against any political, religious and economic pressure that can hinder the rules of the Olympics latter.

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