Kuwait to host event January 9-19
KUWAIT CITY, November 17: The Senior Organizing Committee of the Third Gulf Sports Games held its third meeting chaired by Kuwaiti Minister of Information and Culture and Minister of State for Youth Abdul Rahman Al- Mutairi to prepare for this gathering, which is to be hosted by the country from January 9 to 19. The meeting, held on Tuesday at the headquarters of the General Sports Authority, stressed the need to finalize the organizational and technical issues and the stadiums on which the competitions and training of the participating teams will take place, and to ensure the reception conditions to ensure the comfort of sister delegations from the Gulf.
In this regard, the committee member, Deputy Director General of the Public Sports Authority for Competitive Sports Affairs, Dr Saqr Al-Mulla, told the Kuwaiti News Agency (KUNA) after the meeting that ‘he stressed the need for sports facilities to be ready to host this important sporting event. Al-Mulla added that the State of Kuwait has distinguished facilities in stadiums, indoor halls and swimming pools, allowing it to successfully organize this sports forum, which will see competitions in 15 team and individual matches. He said the meeting discussed the implementation of all health precautions procedures related to the COVID-19 pandemic and the approved protocol and medical centers for monitoring these procedures, explaining that the meeting also discussed the creation of media centers in sports stadiums to facilitate the work of media professionals and journalists in the transmission of events inside and outside the State of Kuwait.
He stressed that Minister Al-Mutairi underlined “the need to provide sports camps to the participating Kuwaiti teams and overcome all obstacles to ensure the best preparation and achieve distinguished results”, welcoming the efforts of all federations and clubs sportsmen in the preparation of the creation. of this session which brings together the peoples of the Arab Gulf. Tournament 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 Agency Anti-Doping of Kuwait, Suleiman Al-Fahad of the General Administration of Customs and Ali Al-Marri of the Olympic Committee of Kuwait. By Fahd Shafaqa, (KUNA)