After years of continuous contribution to Gambian sports, Ms Beatrice ALLEN, was among the 2011 Sports Journalists Association Awardees for their immense contribution to sports in The Gambia.
Name: Ms Beatrice ALLEN
Born: 08 August 1950
Second Vice-President of the Lions Club of Cape Point; member of the Gender and Development Programme Coordinating Committee, Management Development Institute, Gambia; President of the Association of Certified Gender Trainers; Chairperson of the Special Olympics, Gambia; First Vice-President of the Olympic Committee of The Gambia; Chairperson of the Women and Sports Commission of the NOC and of the Association of the National Olympic Committees of Africa (ANOCA); President of the Gambia Softball Association
Member of the following Commissions: Women and Sport (2004-), Culture and Olympic Education (2008-), Coordination for the Games of the XXXI Olympiad in Rio de Janeiro in 2016 (2010-)
Contributions/ Achievements: She has a vast wealth of experience in world Olympism and is one of the most influential female sports administrators in the continent. Through her position as an IOC member, she was able to get additional fund for women and sports and education and culture.