KUWAIT CITY, Dec 18, (KUNA): Organizing the 1st Kuwait Sports Day buttresses Kuwait’s distinguished athletes, Chairman of Kuwait Olympic Committee (KOC) Sheikh Fahad Jaber Al-Ali Al-Sabah stressed Saturday.
Speaking in statements to reporters after concluding the event at Sheikh Jaber Al-Ahmad International Stadium, Sheikh Fahad said the KOC would continue backing and organizing sports activities and programs that serve Kuwaiti sons and daughters.
A large number of sports federations, clubs and committees took part in the event which was held under the auspices of Minister of Information and Minister of State for Youth Affairs Sheikh Salman Salem Al-Humoud Al-Sabah.
Sheikh Fahad lauded efforts of male and female athletes in the competitions that made brilliant performances in different competitions.
Meanwhile, Chairman of the Kuwait Shooting Association and Arab Shooting Federation Duaij Al-Otaibi said the KOC intends to hold this sports event annually.
He welcomed the event held over nine days and in which 14 sports federations like Judo, shooting, athletics, tennis and others took part.
The KOC’s initiative to organize this sports day comes in implementation of the directives of His Highness the Amir Sheikh Sabah Al-Ahmad Al-Jaber Al-Sabah that call for taking care of athletes, he noted.
He extolled the support of Sheikh Salman Al-Humoud that helped sports federation and clubs share contests.
Al-Otaibi pointed out that the KOC would seek to hold an international sports conference to discuss some mechanisms and strategies in order to develop Kuwait’s sports movement through joint cooperation amongst all State’s institutions, including the legislative and executive authorities, and sports bodies.
He said appropriate solutions would be provided for the development of youth action and sports in Kuwait. The event ended with honoring all winners in all competitions.