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Algerian olympic museum: General public discovers achievements of national sport

APS - 15 February 2017

ALGIERS- The Algerian Olympic Museum opened Wednesday to the general public, giving the first visitors the opportunity to closely discover the valuable objects witnesses of the achievements of Algerian athletes in major international competitions.

About a hundred students from two schools had the opportunity to visit various exhibition pavilions, meet and take pictures with former Olympic medallists Nouria Benida Merah (1500m), Saidi Sief Ali (5000m), Abderrahmane Hammad (high jump) and Mohamed Allalou (boxing).

 “It is a nice initiative for students, who will enrich their sporting knowledge. They learned about several athletes who marked the history of Algerian sport,” the principal of Ahmed-Sikou Touré elementary school in Sidi M’hamed (Algiers), Chafia Saim told APS.

The Algerian Olympic museum, located in front of Harsha Sports hall (Algiers), was inaugurated on 26 January by the president of the Algerian Olympic and Sports Committee Mustapha Berraf and the Governor (Wali) of Algiers, Abdelkader Zoukh in the presence of many figures of the African sport.

Set up on an area of 521 m², the seven-floor headquarters also houses the Olympic Academy for Young Talents.