GNOC meets May-Day Sports representatives
Thursday, April 12, 2012
The Gambia National Olympic Committee (GNOC) last Wednesday held another meeting with representatives of the various companies and institutions that are aspiring to participate in this year’s event at the GNOC Resource Centre along the Bertil Harding Highway.
The meeting, among other things, was organised to review some of the rules and regulations governing the one-day event that is organised by the NOC as they join colleagues from other parts of the world in observing the day put aside by the workers union on May the 1st every year.
The executive secretary of the GNOC, Lawrence Bruce, who is also the chairman of the committee explained the rules and regulations in detail. Two main issues were critically looked at but the meeting could not come to any agreement. They argued that some of the rules could be amended in favour of new ones or they should remain as stipulated.
Meanwhile, it was agreed by almost all the companies present at the meeting that instead of 30 participants per company, it will now be 40, with the other 10 people to be responsible for the logistics.
However, it was also proposed by one of participants who attended the meeting that national athletes should not be allowed to participate since the event is organised to make fun. This proposal did not go down well with some and the general body agreed that it will be looked at in the next meeting which was still taking place by the time of going to press.
Author: Baboucarr Camara