United World Wrestling Partners with OlympAfrica for Development of Wrestling for Youth of Africa

By United World Wrestling Press

CORSIER-SUR-VEVEY (April 14) --United World Wrestling has partnered with OlympAfrica for the development of wrestling for the youth of Africa.

OlympAfrica was founded based on an idea expressed by the late HE Mr. Juan Antonio SAMARANCH, former President of the International Olympic Committee. The foundation is owned by the Association of National Olympic Committees of Africa and supported by the International Olympic Committee, United World Wrestling and other partners, for the development of sports at a recreational and grassroots level in 46 African countries.

In collaboration with the National Olympic Committees of Africa, OlympAfrica has set up centers dedicated to sports activities, workshops, HIV prevention, coach education and much more. The aim of these centers is to involve the youth in sports and activities that are good for their future development once they have finished their day at school. It’s an excellent talent identification tool, particularly with the introduction of the Youth Olympic Games in the Olympic Program. 

Two projects are planned to take place in 2017 for the centers of Ivory Coast and Togo. Thanks to the administrative support of the National Olympic Committees of Africa and OlympAfrica, UWW is able to provide equipment to the youths training at these centers.

UWW is delighted of this new collaboration with such an important foundation for the development of sports in Africa.