The National Olympic Committee of Sierra Leone (NOC-SLE) recently called on the International Olympic Committee (IOC) headquarters in Lausanne, Switzerland, for a three-day work visit.
The delegation was led by NOC-SLE President, Prince Sualley and included Treasurer Unisa Deen Kargbo, President of the Sierra Leone Fencing Association Ms Marie Deborah Tarawallie, Ex-officio II Victor Edward Amara, Project Manager Bai Bangura, and Head of the Legal and Ethics Commission Martin Momoh Bangura.
The first day of the visit included a meeting with Olympic Solidarity, where the NOC-SLE discussed its NOC Management practices. The delegation also gave a presentation to the IOC on its current governance structure and how it plans to improve it.
The day concluded with a courtesy visit to IOC President Thomas Bach, followed by a guided tour of Olympic House.
This is the first time in decades that a delegation from the NOC-SLE has visited the IOC Headquarters.
The visit is a significant opportunity for the NOC-SLE to strengthen its ties with the IOC and learn from the world's leading experts in Olympic governance.