AADC athletes put to the test

Residents of the African Athletic Development Center (AADC) in Dakar will be on the track at the Léopold Senghor Stadium this Saturday, January 30, 2021 for tests which should allow their current level of form to be assessed. Athletics is a sport where performance is measured precisely, in time and in centimeters.


This center specializes in sprint and hurdles, offering exceptional training conditions and a framework for the development of young athletes who are Olympic Solidarity, Confejes and CAA scholars. They are in the care of an administrative team managed by the former Olympic Vice-Champion of 400 m hurdles Amadou Dia Ba who can count on the French Alain Smail, a veteran technician and former DTN CIAD. The medical component is provided by Professor Seydina Seye, an internationally renowned orthopedic surgeon and Goumbala physiotherapist. CAA Director General Lamine FATY oversees all actions with CAA Technical Director Aziz Daouda.

The Dakar Center has young hopefuls whose names are Gambian Gina BASS (100 m and 200 m), Burkinabé Bienvenu SAWADOGO (400 m hurdles), Senegalese Louis François Mendy (110 m hurdles) etc ...

The African Athletic Development Center (AADC) in Dakar, set up by CAA, following the decentralization of World Athletics, has opened since two years to residents from Burkina Faso, Cameroon, Gambia, Madagascar and Senegal.