Press Conference: Review of the 22nd Senior African Athletics Championships

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Press Conference: Review of the 22nd Senior African Athletics Championships
Press Conference: Review of the 22nd Senior African Athletics Championships

Africa-Press – Mauritius. The President of the Organising Committee of the African Senior Athletics Championships 2022, Mr Giandev Moteea, chaired a press conference, yesterday, at the Côte d’Or National Sports Complex.
The aim was to provide further insight regarding the organisation of the 22nd African Senior Athletics Championships, hosted by Mauritius from 8 to 12 June 2022, and take stock of the outcomes of the event.
At the outset, Mr Moteea informed that 48 countries out of the 54 members of the Confederation of African Athletics (CAA) participated in the Championships, with a total of 842 participants, comprising 538 athletes, 218 officials and 56 accompanying staff.
He also dwelt on the outstanding performances of a number of international and Mauritian athletes. Mr Moteea commended the media for the coverage provided to the event, as well as those responsible for live streaming the Championships.
He highlighted that the Organising Committee did its best to provide adequate support and facilities to Mauritian and international athletes during the event.
He recalled that, for instance, no less than 15 Commissions were set up so as to ensure that every aspect was taken care of for the good running of the event.
Furthermore, Mr Moteea indicated that some 445 rooms in nine hotels were booked to accommodate the participants, before providing details concerning the roles of the other Commissions. He observed that the same organisation can be put in place for any future major event to be held in Mauritius.
On the medical front, Mr Moteea underlined that, during these championships, some 15 positive COVID-19 cases were treated in dedicated isolation rooms in different hotels; 115 injury and illness cases from participants of 24 countries were taken care of by the medical personnel; and 28 hospitalisation cases were accounted for.
The Organising Committee President also commended the Mauritian Government as well as the CAA for having provided the necessary funds to cater for additional costs incurred by the Organising Committee for these Championships.
He further reminded that the 23rd African Senior Athletics Championships would be held in 2024 in Cameroon and conveyed his best wishes to Cameroon for hosting the next edition.

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