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New agreement with the Senegalese National Olympic and Sports Committee


The Senegalese National Olympic and Sports Committee (CNOSS) and CONI signed a collaboration agreement during the Winter Youth Olympic Games in Gangwon, South Korea. This partnership is part of a greater commitment on the part of the two Olympic Committees ahead of the Milano Cortina 2026 Olympic and Paralympic Games and the Dakar 2026 Youth Olympic Games.

This new collaboration agreement signed by the President of CONI, Giovanni Malagò, and the President of CNOSS, Mamadou Diagna Ndiaye, marks a new stage in the cooperation between the two bodies and is in line with the objectives of the IOC's Agenda 2020+5, which aims to build a new organisational model for more efficient and innovative Games.

CONI and CNOSS’ joint objective is to contribute to the optimisation of the preparation and organisation ahead of the next Olympic Games, which will be held in both countries, while ensuring that a strong legacy is maintained. This will result in the sharing of experiences and good practices, including:

Supporting Senegalese and Italian athletes in their respective countries through training programmes and gatherings;

The transfer of Italian technical experts to strengthen the skills of Senegalese coaches in different disciplines;

The supplying of sports equipment;

The training of managers and the exchange of information regarding the sports facilities of the respective NOCs;

Exchange of information and experiences in order to strengthen the training of young male and female athletes;

The two NOCs also agreed to work towards the conclusion of a partnership agreement between the OCOGP of Milan Cortina 2026 and the JOJOC of Dakar 2026.

Giovanni Malagò, CONI President: “We are very happy with this friendship between our two Olympic Committees and with this newly renewed partnership, which will be further strengthened in view of the Milan Cortina 2026 and Dakar 2026 Games. We are ready to collaborate and exchange knowledge in a very productive way.”

Mamadou Diagna Ndiaye, President of CNOSS, welcomed the conclusion of this partnership with CONI, which is a demonstration of the solidarity that is always present in the Olympic movement. “The agreement we have signed,” said President Ndiaye, “is a first milestone in view of the Milan Cortina 2026 Olympic and Paralympic Winter Games and the Dakar 2026 Youth Olympic Games. It strengthens the already strong partnership between our two National Olympic Committees”.

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