Sierra Leone’s Minister of Sports, Ahmed Khanou on Tuesday August 9th bid farewell and delivered a goodwill message to the country’s Olympic team at the ongoing Olympic Games in Rio de Janeiro, Brazil.
Before his departure at the Rio de Janeiro–Antonio Carlos Jobim International Airport; the sports minister said he is very excited that Sierra Leone is taking part in the all-important global sporting event which gives the athletes lot of opportunities.
“Another plus for us is that we have three home-grown athletes in this year’s games and their participation represents the hopes and aspirations of our country,” he said.
As he wished the team well, the former volleyball administrator urged the four athletes to believe in themselves and strive hard in order to achieve the ultimate in their various events.
While in Rio, Minister Khanou attended the 8th Commonwealth Sports Minister Meeting which attracted over 30 delegates from 32 member countries. The meeting took place in the context of the recent adoption of the 2030 Agenda for Sustainable Development, as well as a marked increase in sport integrity issues.
Khanou and others discussed the contribution that sport can make to the new global development agenda, with an emphasis on promoting healthy lives and well-being for all. The meeting also considered the negative impact of sport integrity issues on sustainable development, and options for effective Governmental responses.
Credit: Sports Writers Association of Sierra Leone (SWASAL), Fully Supported By: Ministry of Sports (MOS)