Links

ACOLOP General Assembly meeting holds in Macao

http://maigoc2007.sports.sina.com.cn 2005-07-15  MAIGOC

  Delegations of the Association of the Portuguese Speaking Olympic Committees (ACOLOP) gather in Macau today for the General Assembly of ACOLOP to be held tomorrow (17 July). Tonight, there will be Signing Ceremony of co-operation agreement between the Democratic Republic of Sao Tome and Principe and Macau Olympic Committee.

  The General Assembly of ACOLOP will be held at MEAGOC’s Headquarters at 10:00 on 17 July. Issues about the 1st ACOLOP Games held next year will be discussed in the meeting. ACOLOP Games Organising Commission will conven the delegations at Hyatt Hotel tonight. The Signing Ceremony of co-operation agreement of the Democratic Republic of Sao Tome and Principe and Macau Olympic Committee will be held before the gala dinner.

  The delegations will visit some sports venues and the Embassy of Portugal in Macao, and meet chairman of European Committee Durão JoséBarroso in the afternoon as well as having dinner with representatives of Portuguese community in Macao. They will officially visit Chief Executive of Macao SAR Government Edmund Ho Hau Wah at the Macao SAR Government Headquarters in the Monday morning and attend the Inauguration Ceremony of Nam Van Lake Nautical Centre and test events of Dragon Boat and Rowing in the afternoon.

  The Association of the Portuguese Speaking Olympic Committees was established in Portugal on the 8th of June. Its purpose is to build up a system to stimulate through sport the cooperation between the Portuguese Speaking countries and regions. Newly elected office bearers were Vicente Moura (President of Portugal Olympic Committee) as President, Manuel Silvério (1st Vice President of Macau Olympic Committee) as Vice President and Rogério da Silva (President of Angola Olympic Committee) as Secretary General.

  The Association's founding members include Portugal, China Macau, Angola, Mozambique, Guinea-Bissa, Cape Verde, Brazil, East Timor, São Tome and Príncipe, and Equatorial Guinea which is an associate-member country.

  In the constitutional assembly, it was agreed that the 1st Games of the Association of the Portuguese Speaking Olympic Committees would be held in Macao in 2006. The dates for the Games and detailed information about the Games will be developed by Macao.