Abner Xoagub has been announced as the President of the Namibia National Olympic Committee (NNOC) having been elected unopposed at their General Assembly.
Xoagub had held the role of the NNOC vice-president since January 2013 but took over as the acting President of the National Olympic Committee following the resignation of Agnes Tjongarero in March.
His predecessor left the organisation having been appointed as the Deputy Minister for Sport, Youth and National Service by the National Assembly of the Republic of Namibia.
Despite being confirmed as Tjongarero’s replacement, Xoagub’s term will only last until November 2016 when the NNOC hold their next election in line with the Olympic cycle.
With Xoagub having left his post as vice-president, the NNOC elected former Executive Board member Jesse Schickerling to the vacant position, while Johan Kruger was appointed to the Board by the General Assembly.
The NNOC agreed on a proposal to meet again later this month to develop an action plan which would see several of the NNOC’s officers receive training during the 2016.
Two officials, Jason Snyders and Annastacia Namases, were recent benefices of a training programme which saw the sport administrators participating in a doping education course in Johannesburg.
The event, arranged by the Regional Anti-Doping Organisation, was held across four days and provided various material and education programmes for the participants to share with their respective athletes and coaches.
A key area discussed was the use of supplements, with several doctors guiding the officials through an intensive workshop.
It is hoped that the officials would be able to redistribute the information acquired to their various athletes, to help prevent them from taking supplements which may contain banned substances.
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