UncategorisedBahrain chosen as Sports GCC Disputes Committee headquarters

September 11, 201960

?Bahrain was named headquarters of the recently-formed GCC Sports Disputes Committee, the Bahrain Olympic Committee announced yesterday.
The decision was revealed at the 83rd GCC National Olympic Committees Presidents’ Executive Office meeting in Doha, where a delegation from the Bahrain Olympic Committee (BOC) was present.
BOC general secretary Abdulrahman Askar headed the Bahrain delegation, which also included BOC sports advisor Abduljalil Asad and technical director Lounes Madene. The meeting was chaired by Qatar Olympic Committee general secretary Shaikh Saud bin Abdulrahman Al Thani.
The office will now finalise the arrangements in this regard before submitting the project to Presidents of the GCC National Olympic Committees for their 29th meeting scheduled to take place on March 3 in Doha.
A number of other subjects were brought up at the meeting, such as finalizing the dates for the Second GCC Beach Games in Doha from April 2 to 9, where competitions in beach football, beach volleyball, 3×3 basketball, sailing and swimming were approved.
The delegations directors’ meeting as well as the draw for the Second GCC Beach Games have been scheduled for February 24, while Qatar Laboratory was named official laboratory of the games.
Winners of the GCC Sport Organising Committees awards were also announced, as the basketball committee – based in Qatar – has won first place. It was followed by Bahrain-based cycling committee in second place.
Also during the trip to Doha, Asad and Madene were among members of the Executive Office taken on tours to visit to the sports facilities that will host the Second GCC Beach Games scheduled to take place in Doha in April, while a sports day also took place on the sidelines of the meeting.
The Executive Committee of NOC Presidents’ Office also includes general secretaries of Qatar, Saudi Arabia, Kuwait, the UAE and Oman. They are Mishal Khalifa (Qatar), Mohammed Al Meshel (Saudi Arabia), Obaid Al Enazi (Kuwait), Mohammed Al Kammali (UAE) and Taha Al Kishri (Oman).


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