Gambian Delegation Arrives for Rio Games

Namory Trawally- Rio -After four days of hectic journey, the Gambia Sporting delegation at the 2016 Olympic Games arrived Gambian Delegation Arrives for Rio Gamesin Rio De Janeiro around 3.00am Brazilian time, 6.00am GMT on Tuesday August 02nd.

The team that left Banjul on Saturday July 30th had a rocky journey due to unfavorable bookings combined with continuous flight delays.

The delegation comprising Modou Demba, GNOC Development officer and Team Leader, Alhagie Dodou Capi Joof of Gambia Athletics Association, Mariama Sallah Saine, Athletics Coach, Arfang Y Jobe, Swimming Coach,  Athletics Adama Jammeh and Gina Bass, Swimmer Pap D. Jonga and Namory Trawally, GNOC information Assistant who serves as Press Attaché to the Gambia team at the Games.

The Delegation was received at the Rio International Airport by the Gambian Chef De Mission (CDM) to the Games, Haruna Cham.

The delegation is lodged at the Apartment 7 of floor 11 of the Olympic Village situated at the Olympic Park in Rio.

Gambian Judoka, Faye Alex Njie and his coach Victor will join the team on Thursday August 04th, 2016.

The Gambia team was accorded a welcoming ceremony yesterday at 15.30pm Brazilian team,18.30 GMT.