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Background: The Ivory Coast Minister for Youth and Sport, M. Etienne Ahin, on Wednesday (16 July) officially opened a course in Abidjan for African sports coaches. The two-week course is being attended by coaches form Dahomey, Upper Volta, Morocco, Niger, Senegal, Chad and the Ivory Coast.
The course, organised by the Supreme Council for Sport in Africa and directed by 10 coaches and athletes from the United States, is designed to improve the qualifications of track coaches from the French-speaking African nations. It's the first course for French-speaking Africans, although others have been organised in different parts of the continent.
On the agenda for the course is a series of conferences, lectures, seminars and films. Also included are practical demonstrations in the Felix Houphouet-Boigny stadium.
The opening session was attended by the United States Ambassador in Abidjan, Mr. Robert Smith, who was thanked by the Minister for American assistance in organising the course. M. Ahin also spoke of the impact of sport on the development of the individual's character.