IIHF President confident in success of Kuwait’s World Cup tournament

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Players preparing for the fourth-level World Cup tournament in Kuwait.

KUWAIT CITY, Dec 11: Luc Tardif, the President of the International Ice Hockey Federation, has expressed confidence in the Winter Games Club, led by his Kuwaiti counterpart, to successfully organize the upcoming fourth-level World Cup tournament in Kuwait next April. Tardif commended the club’s excellent facilities and its professional technical and organizational staff.

During his three-day visit to Kuwait, Tardif highlighted the country’s strong commitment to developing the Olympic Winter Games, particularly in ice hockey. He noted the enthusiasm among Kuwaiti players, both male and female, at various age levels and expressed anticipation for significant international and continental championships to be hosted in Kuwait.

Tardif emphasized his dedication to supporting national federations, providing technical and administrative assistance for the game’s development globally. He applauded the Winter Games Club’s efforts and discussed strategies with club president Fuhaid Al-Ajmi to encourage Gulf and Arab federations to participate in regional, continental, and international tournaments.

President Al-Ajmi underscored the visit’s importance as the club prepares to host the world championship under the supervision of the International Federation of Sports. The club aims to elevate the technical skills of Kuwaiti players and promote ice hockey’s growth in Kuwait, the Gulf, and the Arab region.

Both Tardif and Al-Ajmi expressed satisfaction with their meetings with Kuwaiti sports officials from the Kuwait Olympic Committee and the General Sports Authority, emphasizing the warm reception they received. The Winter Games Club remains committed to advancing the game and enhancing the technical capabilities of Kuwaiti athletes in preparation for the upcoming international event.

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