Spanish Football Club, IOC To Host Youth Football Tournaments Throughout Africa
FC Barcelona President Sandro Rosell and IOC President Jacques Rogge Wednesday signed an agreement between the two organizations that will help create the Olympafrica FutbolNet Cup, a series of football tournaments for 12- to 15-year-old children in 23 African countries, according to MUNDO DEPORTIVO. The agreement marks the IOC's first-ever partnership with a sports club's foundation. Beginning next year, the tournaments will be hosted at Olympafrica International Foundation's 26 centers throughout the continent. FC Barcelona Foundation's FutbolNet project will be the basis for the Olympafrica FutbolNet Cup, with an emphasis on instilling and encouraging positive values and social development through football (MUNDO DEPORTIVO, 4/17).