UncategorisedGCC Beach Games in Doha is postponed

September 11, 2019147

?The Second GCC Beach Games in Doha has been postponed, the GCC National Olympic Committees Presidents’ Executive Committee announced yesterday (April 19) in Kuwait.
In their 80th meeting, held at the Regency Hotel, the Executive Committee decided to reschedule the Games to April 2015 instead of October 2014 as per a request from the Qatar Olympic Committee.
The committee also approved the GCC Volleyball Organising Committee as the winner of its annual award for the best GCC sport  organisation. Second place was won by the Bahrain Athletics Association, with the GCC Basketball Organising Committee third.
As for the best GCC Sport Organising Committee award, the Camels organizing Committee won first place, with the GCC Swimming Committee coming second. The awarding ceremony of these prizes has been scheduled for tomorrow on the sidelines of the 28th GCC Olympic Committees President meeting.
Other important topics were highlighted at the meeting, including a report presented by Saudi Olympic Committee general secretary Mohammed Al Meshel on Saudi Arabia campaign to host the Second GCC Games from October 18 to 28, in 2015, as well as the official logo and the sports competitions.
The committee also decided to resume visits to Yemen and Morocco after a similar visit was made to Jordan as per the three countries’ requests to joint the GCC sport system.
The meeting had discussions on the recommendation submitted by the Qatar Olympic Committee on the withdrawal of three athletics federations from the next GCC Championship, and consequences of the 32 GCC Clubs Volleyball Championship cancellation.
The meeting was chaired by Kuwait Olympic Committee general secretary Obaid Zayed Al Anezi and attend by Bahrain Olympic Committee (BOC) acting general secretary Abdulrahman Askar, Saudi Arabia’s Mohammed Al Meshel, Mohammed Al Kamali of the UAE, Oman’s Taha Al Kishri and Mehsal Al Khalifa of Qatar.
Yesterday’s meeting was part of an annual summit to review a number of significant issues in an attempt to boost sport movement in the Arabian Gulf region.
The summit got underway on April 18 with the Coordination and Follow Up Committee meeting, in which various subjects were submitted to the GCC National Olympic Committees Presidents for approval.
Meanwhile, General Organisation for Youth and Sports president Hisham Al Jowder yesterday arrived to attend the 31st meeting of the GCC Youth and Sports Ministries Undersecretaries meeting, to be held today (April 20).


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