Commission de la Jeunesse et des Sports de l’Océan Indien (CJSOI) Games |02 December 2023
Eleven disciplines proposed for the next Games in Seychelles
Eleven sporting disciplines will feature on the list for the next Commission de la Jeunesse et des Sports de l'Océan Indien (CJSOI) Games which will be held in Seychelles in 2025.
These are athletics, beach soccer, swimming, badminton, volleyball, judo, basketball, yachting, boxing, football and weightlifting.
Seychelles’ proposition for the 2025 Games was presented and endorsed during the CJSOI
Ministerial meeting held recently in Saint Denis, Reunion.
Member states also endorsed the youth programme, comprising a youth forum on health and education, a youth assembly, e-sport, as well as cultural exchanges.
Meanwhile, the CJSOI now has a new President as Seychelles’ Sports Minister Marie-Celine Zialor has completed her three-year mandate.
The new head of the commission is Djiboutian minister for Youth and Culture, Hibo Moumin Assoweh, while the Comoros is the new vice-chair of the commission.
Other than Minister Zialor, Seychelles was also being represented at the meeting by chief executive of the National Sports Council (NSC) Marc Arissol, his counterpart from the Seychelles National Youth Council (SNYC) Albert Duncan, Lucas Georges from the NSC, Kevin Vidot and Begitta Jeannevol from the Ministry of Youth, Sports and Family.
The CJSOI Games, introduced in 1994, have as prime objectives promoting friendship between the youth of the participating nations and fostering regional cooperation.
It includes Seychelles, Mauritius, Madagascar, Reunion – a French overseas department – Djibouti, Mayotte and the Comoros as participating countries, with sports and cultural exchanges as part of the event.