The President of CONI, Giovanni Malagò, and the President of the Olympic Committee of Senegal, Mamadou Ndiaye Diagna, signed today at the Foro Italico a cooperation agreement aimed at strengthening relations between the two Olympic Committees for the achievement of common goals.
The signing of the agreement was also attended by the Secretary General of CONI, Roberto Fabbricini, the Secretary General of the Olympic Committee of Senegal, Seydina Omar Diagne, the unforgettable Senegalese champion of 400 metres hurdles that won the silver in Seoul '88 and current first Vice-President of the World Olympians Association, El Hadj Amadou Dia Ba, and the technical consultant of the Olympic Preparation, Elio Locatelli.
The agreement provides for the exchange of programs and experiences - also through reciprocal visits of sporting teams - in addition to the sharing of information regarding the competitive structures and the specialized courses. This synergy will also facilitate the use of coaches' expertise, the organization of training camps and the promotion of ideas and initiatives in the field of scientific research applied to sport.
The President of the Olympic Committee of Senegal, Ndiaye, expressed his satisfaction. "I am proud of this agreement which strengthens links of cooperation and friendship between our two Olympic Committees, promoting and strengthening the Federations in view of future international commitments, also thanks to special programs". The President of CONI Giovanni Malagò further extended the concept. "We take pride in this cooperation with Senegal: such agreements are essential in a logic of mutual growth. It is a good business card for the Italian sports system, because the sharing of know-how helps us to internationally increase prestige and consideration and it is vital to encourage, in some areas, significant experiences on the technical field".