Algerian sports infrastructure and elite athletes ready

Algerian sports infrastructure and elite athletes ready

Mediterranean Games in Oran 2022

Youth and Sports Minister Abderezzak Sebgag said Thursday in Algiers that Algeria’s sports infrastructure and elite athletes are ready for the Mediterranean Games scheduled for June 25-July 6, 2022 in Oran. to oral questions and chaired by Salah Gujil, president of the parliamentary institution, Sebgag clarified that measures had been taken to promote the sport and Algerian athletes, in particular those who could refuse medals, stressing that instructions had been given that the national selections would be helped by the courses training in national training centers.
All funds have been put in place to enable elite athletes to take preparatory courses abroad, he added, noting the mobilization of a 170 billion carat envelope to train elite athletes.
“The adopted plan for the promotion of Algerian sports has made it possible to conduct training programs in the best conditions in the country as well as abroad,” he said, adding that “54 short-term internships were held abroad from January 1 to March 31. were supported in the interests of 21 sports federations in addition to the internships of 61 athletes abroad.
Regarding long-term internships, “during the same period, the ministry has supported 385 athletes selected for the Mediterranean Games and more than 150 internships in various disciplines,” he continued.
According to the first head of the sector, the meetings held since November 2021 with all interested parties, in particular with regard to the training of elite athletes, have made it possible to overcome the difficulties that have arisen.
“After the establishment of a ministerial commission to monitor and evaluate the preparation of elite athletes for major international games and following a meeting with the presidents of sports federations, we identified the main reasons for the decline in the level of athletes and eliminated them. it,” the minister said.
The minister clarified that the spread of the Covid-19 pandemic is the main reason hindering the development of the level of athletes.
“This pandemic has resulted in the suspension of all national competitions, all unified disciplines and the closure of most sports facilities and preparatory schools, as well as airspace, making it impossible for athletes to participate in preparatory courses abroad,” he explained.
It is also about the random selection of coaches, “without maintaining high scientific and technical standards, to which is added the lack of medical supervision of athletes,” he continued.
Asked about organizing the sale of tickets for the decisive matches of the national football team, the minister confirmed that “new measures have been taken to allow football stadiums to host major competitions, the conditions for the reception of which, the operations center and emergency management.”
“These measures also concern the quality of stadiums, lighting, seats for athletes, officials and media in order to meet the criteria required by the CAF,” he added.
The Minister recalled the acceleration of the pace of construction of six stadiums to support the fleet of main stadiums that meet international standards.
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