A 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.