Today Africa, March 3rd 2021 Africa Sports Ventures Group and the rest of the world celebrates one of the leading lights in sports administration in Africa; Kady Kanouté Tounkara.
A Malian and French citizen, she holds many hats in administration.
Before going into sports administration, played professional basketball in Europe, and in particular France where she won five French national championships.
Tounkara was a member and co-captain of the Mali women's basketball team which qualified and competed at the 2008 Beijing Olympic games. The team qualified for the Olympics after winning the 2007 FIBA Africa Women championships.
In 2013, Tounkara was named the President of Zone 2 on the Association of National Olympic Committees of Africa (ANOCA) Athletes’ Commission. Kanouté Tounkara volunteers to represent, empower and educate athletes.
The 42-year old currently chairs the World Anti-Doping Association (WADA)'s Education Committee.
Tounkara sits in the WADA Athlete Committee where she is a member.
She is also a lead trainer and a Steering Committee member of the IOC Athlete Career Programme (ACP) Outreach.
To Kanouté Tounkara Africa, ASVG and the world say thank you.