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Olympic committee chief lauds media coverage of GCC Games

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KUWAIT CITY, May 29: President of Kuwait Olympic Committee Sheikh Fahad Nasser Sabah Al-Sabah extolled Saturday the Gulf sports media covering of the 3rd GCC Games that contributed to the success of the event. In a speech following his visit to the media center, Sheikh Fahad said the distinguished work of journalists and media people at the championship played a key role in alluring massive fans to many contests. He highlighted media outlets that paid much attention to individual sports, which are main factors of making achievements to the Gulf States at the Olympic and Asian games. He pointed to female athletes’ participation in the contests, commending their outstanding performance that reflects the development of Gulf women sports.

Social Media Team with President of Kuwait Olympic Committee Sheikh Fahad Nasser Sabah Al-Sabah.

Meanwhile, head of Qatar’s media delegation Mohammad Zidan said wider coverage of the games on social media shows the success of the championship. For his part, Sattam al-Sahli, a media committee official, said in a similar statement that the committee followed up daily administrative and technical reactions posted on social media regarding the results.

Social Media manager within the Kuwaiti Olympic committee, Khalil Hayat, stated Sunday that the swift and precise media coverage of the Kuwaithosted Third Gulf Games, conveyed to audiences the humanity within the games. Speaking to Kuwait News Agency (KUNA), Hayat mentioned that his team, comprised of 14 journalists, photographers and graphic designers, worked tirelessly to supply viewers’ Instagram, twitter and YouTube feed with up-to-date results of the competitions. He further commented that the team offered televised digests of competition highlights, indicating that the committee worked closely with other committees to provide delegations with the best possible service. (KUNA)

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