JAP 2023: Registration operation underway, 51 committees to partake so far

The Zimbabwe Olympic Committee is the 51st committee to confirm its participation in the 2nd African Beach Games (JAP), due on June 23-30 in Hammamet, said a source from the JAP Organising Committee (COJAP).

Led by President of the Tunisian National Olympic Committee (CNOT) Mehrez Boussayene, the COJAP is all set to complete all the preparations so that the host city of the games, Hammamet, will be ready to welcome its visitors during the June event. An appointment on the occasion of which Tunisia will be back to organising major multidisciplinary sports events.

The registration of athletes through the digital platform dedicated for the JAP is underway and is expected to end about ten days before the start of the JAP, the same source added.

"Nearly 65% of the expected participants (900) registered in only 1 week," he specified, indicating that the registration of athletes will continue until May 25.

The digital platform dedicated to registration and accreditation was created entirely by young Tunisian competences for the first time in the history of major sporting events organised by Tunisia.

Among the official delegations, the International Olympic Committee (IOC) will be represented by eight of its senior executives, led by Director of Olympic Solidarity James Macleod.

The Paris 2024 Olympic Games Organising Committee will also participate in the JAP with four of its members whose mission is to promote the Paris edition on the occasion of the General Assembly of the Association of National Olympic Committees of Africa (ANOCA), due on June 2.

Besides, the COJAP has already launched the accreditation operation for journalists for the games, to run till May 27.

The journalists' accreditation operation is carried out through the various National Olympic Committees of their respective countries, while non-African journalists are called to correspond with the CNOT or to send their accreditation request by e-mail (jap2023@cnot.org.tn).

Source: Agence Tunis Afrique Presse