At the end of December, the province of Bejaia in Algeria hosted several Olympic-related events. The NOC of Algeria, in collaboration with the provincial authorities, hosted the 2019 edition of Olympic Day on 27 and 28 December. A rich and varied programme was offered to participants. Young athletes took part in demonstrations of a variety of sporting disciplines, and around 1200 athletes participated in the Olympic Day run in Tichy.
The 3rd Athletes’ Forum brought together several Olympians and national team members from eastern Algeria. The sessions were led by two Olympic champions: Abderhmane Hammad, who is also chair of the NOC’s athletes’ commission, and Soraya Haddad. Themes included Olympic grants and assistance for athletes, and problems faced by athletes during and after their sports careers.
As part of a programme implemented by the NOC medical commission, a debate on doping was organised in Bejaia, with the participation of Olympians, members of the national squad, sports doctors and administrators.