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Kuwait to host event from January 9 to 19
KUWAIT CITY, Nov 17: The Higher Organizing Committee for the third edition of the Gulf Sports Games held its third meeting headed by the Minister of Information and Culture and Minister of State for Kuwaiti Youth Affairs Abdul Rahman Al-Mutairi to prepare for this gathering, which is scheduled to be hosted by the country from January 9 to 19. The meeting, which was held at the headquarters of the General Sports Authority on Tuesday emphasized the need to finalize the organizational and technical matters and the stadiums on which the competitions and training of the participating teams will be held, and to secure the hosting requirements to ensure the comfort of the sisterly Gulf delegations.
In this regard, committee member, Deputy Director-General of the Public Authority for Sports for Competitive Sports Affairs, Dr Saqr Al-Mulla, told Kuwait News Agency (KUNA) after the meeting that it stressed the need for sports facilities to be ready to receive this important sporting event. Al-Mulla added that the State of Kuwait possesses distinguished facilities at the level of stadiums, indoor halls and swimming pools, enabling it to successfully organize this sports forum, which will witness competitions in 15 team and individual games. He stated that the meeting discussed the implementation of all procedures for health precautions related to the COVID-19 pandemic and the approved protocol and medical centers to follow up on these procedures, explaining that the meeting also discussed establishing media centers in sports stadiums to facilitate the work of media professionals and journalists in transmitting events from inside and outside the State of Kuwait.
He pointed out that Minister Al- Mutairi directed “the necessity of providing sports camps for the participating Kuwaiti teams and overcoming all obstacles to ensure the best preparation and achieve distinguished results,” praising the efforts of all sports federations and clubs in preparing for the establishment of this session that brings together the people of the Arab Gulf. The tournament’s competitions include football, handball, volleyball, basketball, swimming, athletics, karate, judo, fencing, archery, tennis, cycling, ice hockey, table tennis, in addition to electronic games. The meeting was attended by Hussein Al-Musallam, Director General of the course, Dr Abdul Rahman Al- Mutairi from the Ministry of Health, Mishaal Al-Subaie from the Public Authority for Youth, Hana Al-Bati from the Kuwait Anti-Doping Agency, Suleiman Al-Fahad from the General Administration of Customs and Ali Al-Marri from the Kuwait Olympic Committee. By Fahd Shafaqa, (KUNA)