Cote d'Ivoire gets official nod to host 2014 ECOWAS games

Lagos, Nigeria (PANA) - The ECOWAS Commission and the Ivorian Government have signed an
agreement formally awarding the hosting rights of the third ECOWAS Games to the country, the ECOWAS Commission said in a statement obtained by PANA here Wednesday.

ECOWAS Commission President Kadre Desire Ouédraogo and the country’s Minister of Youth Development, Sports and Entertainment Alain Lobognon initialed the Memorandum of Understanding (MOU), which formalises the award, at a brief ceremony in Abidjan on Monday.

Côte d'Ivoire got the nod to host the biennial games at the end of the second edition of the fiesta in June 2012, hosted and won by Ghana.

Five sports - athletics, traditional wrestling, handball, volleyball and boxing - feature in the under-23 regional competition, first hosted by Nigeria in September 2010.

The August 2014 Games are expected to be held in Yamoussoukro, the Ivorian political capital.
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19 june 2013 12:54:12

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