National Olympic Committee
Banjul area Head Office
Olympic House (Opp. Bakau Stadium)
Bertil Harding Highway, Mile 7
PO Box 605 Bakau
The Gambia, West Africa
Tel no: 8903508
Fax: 449 8868
The Gambia National Olympic Committee was formed in
1998 with its origins going back to 1972 under the then
government Directorate of Youth and Sports. It
was registered as a full member of the International
Committee in 1976.
The management structure of the NOC is made up of a
two-tier governing council called the Executive Bureau
and the General Assembly.
Currently the GNOC has 21 affiliated sports associations.
The body is engaged in making sporting related courses
available for coaches, providing a forum for workshops,
sports administration attending international conferences
and seminars, monitoring and encouraging the participation
of women in sport.
In 1996 the organisation developed an idea called SIPP
or the Sports Infrastructure Initiative. This was to
aid the governments in its desire to decentralise sports
to the various regions of the Gambia. The ideas is to
have a small stadium in every one of the six administrative
regions and to set up in each a facilities complex where
promising sportsmen and women can train. The first two
to open their centres were Serrekunda East and Farafenni