Delegations of 37 countries arrive here to attend 16th ACC

April 30th, 2008 | by addis portal |

Addis Ababa, April 29, 2008 (Addis Ababa) – Delegations of 37 countries have so far arrived in Addis to attend the 16th Africa Athletics Championship to be held between 30 April and 04 May 2008, the National Organizing Committee said.Speaking at a relevant press conference held here on Tuesday Committee Chairperson, Hilemariam Dessalegn said as 47 countries have confirmed to take part in the tournament, delegates from the remaining 10 countries are expected to arrive here late Tuesday.

The 16th African Athletics Championship is expected to attract 763 contesting athletes drawn from 47 African countries and other nations worldwide.

The Committee is completing its preparations to host the Championship which will be the largest sporting event to be hosted by the Ethiopia.

He said the event would be a good opportunity to promote the positive image of the country to the rest of the world.

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