By Sulayman Bah
The Gambia National Olympic Committee senior official is in the South American country as part IOC Coordination Committee members who are on an inspection visit.
This penultimate visit before the games is from the 10 -12th August. The committee is led by Nawal El Moutawakel from Morocco.
The Commission’s visit comes only a few days after Rio 2016 celebrated its one-year–to-go anniversary and in the middle of an important group of test events, which has already seen successful volleyball, triathlon, rowing and equestrian events take place.
During its visit, the Commission will meet with the local government authorities, and hear updates from the Rio 2016 organisers about different areas of Games as diverse as services for the athletes, sport, media services, the Paralympic Games, venues, Games operations and the spectator experience.