Mohammed bin Sulayem, Secretary-General of the National Olympic Committee, participated in the 33rd meeting of the heads of the Olympic committees in the Cooperation Council for the Arab States of the Gulf, which was held the day before yesterday via video communication technology. Sheikh Khalid bin Hamad Al Khalifa, First Deputy Chairman of the Supreme Council for Youth and Sports, President of the Public Authority for Sports, and Chairman of the Bahrain Olympic Committee.
It was decided to assign the work teams and organizing committees of sports, each within its jurisdiction, to implement the decisions and directives issued by the Al-Ula Declaration and the final statement of the 41st session of the Supreme Council (Al-Ula, January 2021) in the field of sports, and to emphasize the Olympic committees to continue developing work to achieve the aspirations and hopes of the GCC athletes, and to provide the environment Stimulating creativity, excellence and development, in addition to exchanging efforts and experiences regarding the development of the sports work system. The Council agreed to adopt the regulations for the task force to follow up the implementation of the strategic plan for the development of joint Gulf work in the sports field, and to approve the proposal to change the time period of the plan to be from 2022 until the Olympics. Los Angeles 2028, and the combined Gulf and Olympic courses are included in the plan to transform it from a short-term to a medium-term strategic plan.
The heads of the Gulf Olympic committees stressed the importance that cooperation agreements between the GCC countries and regional and international organizations be clear, applicable and beneficial. Hurdles, at the request of the Kuwait Olympic Committee, with table tennis included in the optional games.
The Council approved the nomination of Sheikha Naima Al-Ahmad Al-Jaber Al-Sabah as honorary chairperson of the Organizing Committee for Women’s Sports in the Gulf Cooperation Council states, based on the proposal submitted by the Oman Olympic Committee, in honor of her and in appreciation of her efforts and services for Gulf women’s sport.
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