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NOC takes part in 39th OCA’s General Assembly Meeting in Muscat

NOC takes part in 39th OCA’s General Assembly Meeting in Muscat

e-vote will be introduced for the first time in the meeting

15 December 2020 – UAE National Olympic Committee Media Center

A delegation from the UAE National Olympic Committee had left for Muscat, capital of the Sultanate of Oman to attend the General Assembly Meeting of the 39th Olympic Council of Asia (OCA). The meeting, which is held today, Wednesday, will see the announcement of t host of the 21st Asian Games 2030. 

Eng. Azzah bint Suleiman, Assistant Secretary-General for Administrative and Financial Affairs of the NOC chairs the UAE delegation, accompanied by Mohammed bin Darwish, Executive Director of the NOC. 

45 Asian NOCs will take part in the meeting. For the first time, the selection of the host city of the Asian Games will be conducted by electronic voting. 32 NOC’s will be in Muscat, and 13 others will take part in the meeting through video conference technology. 

During the meeting, an elite bunch of Asian figures will be honoured in accordance with the practice of the OCA, which will offer them the Award of Merit in recognition of their effective role and significant efforts in the sports field. 

The agenda of the meeting includes signing a contract with the Organising Committee of the Asian Youth Games in Tashkent, 2025. The IOC’s Olympic Solidarity will give a review of the latest sports developments, Gunilla Lindberg, Secretary-General of the Association of National Olympic Committees will give a briefing about the latest activities of the ANOC.

The meeting includes visual presentations and reports from the organizing committees of the Asian Games that will be held in future. It will also review the latest preparations for hosting the 6th Asian Beach Games (Sanya – China), the 3rd Asian Youth Games (Shantou – China), and the 6th Asian Indoor Games and Martial Arts (Thailand), and the 19th Asian Games (Hangzhou – China 2022).

The agenda includes presenting reports to the vice-presidents of the Olympic Council of Asia in addition to reports of the chairs of OCA’s sub-committees such as the Athletes Committee, Culture Committee, Education Committee, Ethics Committee, Financial Committee, Media Committee, Medical Committee, Women and Sports Committee, and Sports for All Committee. 

The Asian Games are held every 4 years by the Olympic Council of Asia under the supervision of the International Olympic Committee. The Games see the participation of 45 countries. The upcoming 19th edition will be held in Hangzhou, China from September 10 to 25, 2022. The following edition will be held in Aichi Nagoya, Japan in 2026. It is noteworthy that the first edition of the Asian Games was held in 1951 in the Indian capital, New Delhi.


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