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Executive Office of Gulf NOC’s endorses 3 GCC Games in Kuwait

The Games kick off in April with 12 sports

Dubai – NOC Media Centre:

The Executive Office of Gulf NOCs Presidents has held its 89th Meeting in Riyadh, Saudi Arabia and discussed steps taken by Kuwaiti NOC for hosting 3rd GCC Games (4-14 April 2020) comprising of 60 sports disciplines in 12 sports.

The attending UAE NOC delegation was headed by Talal Shanqeeti, Secretary-General of the National Olympic Committee, and included Brigadier Saleh bin Ashour, Assistant Secretary-General for Technical and Sports Affairs, and Ahmed Al Tayeb, Director of Technical and Sports Affairs at the NOC.

The Games include 60 competitions in six key sports: football, basketball, volleyball, handball, athletics, swimming in addition to six optional sports comprising fencing, shooting, ground tennis, judo, cycling and karate.

The Executive Office also decided to stage he 3rd GCC Beach Games in the fourth quarter of next year before the Asian Beach Games in China at the end of the year, and the issue is to be submitted for final approval at the next meeting of the Office early next year.

Taha bin Sulaiman Al-Koshari, Secretary-General of Oman Olympic Committee, Chairman of the current session of the Executive Office, opened the meeting, hoping that it will come up with recommendations and resolutions that support Gulf sports.

The meeting began with a review of the report about the decision of the 31st meeting of the Council of Gulf NICs held in the Omani capital Muscat last April. It also reviewed the results of the team tasked with streamlining voluntary sports activities.

The meeting reviewed the draft strategy of improving joint sports efforts in GCC countries for the period (2020-2024). It recommended submitting the final strategy to the Council of NOCs Presidents for final approval and implementation by the beginning of next year. The strategy includes three key drivers namely GCC sports, community sports, and competitive sports.

The meeting reviewed the latest developments of the Gulf Sports Disputes Settlement Authority and all related resources provided by Bahrain Olympic Committee. The Office also approved the arbitrators and the Secretary of the Authority.

The office also discussed the developments of international cooperation and the resolution of GCC education and health ministers about the proposal of school sports. The meeting endorsed the steps taken in this regard and called for compliance accordingly. It also called for activating sports lessons in schools for the benefit of our students.


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