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His Royal Highness Prince Feisal Al Hussein

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Prince Feisal to work tirelessly for Olympism

Date : 18 Mar 2010

His Royal Highness Prince Feisal Al Hussein has vowed to work tirelessly at home and overseas to promote the Olympic Movement after being elected an International Olympic Committee member last month. Prince Feisal is President of the Jordan Olympic Committee and Chairman of Generations for Peace and was one of six new members approved during the IOC’s 122nd Session in Vancouver, Canada, on February 12.

“It is a great honour to have been elected as a member of the most historic, prestigious and influential sporting organisation in the world,” Prince Feisal was quoted as saying on the JOC website, www.joc.jo.

“I would like to thank the IOC membership for putting their faith in me and, with all humility, I pledge to serve the Olympic Movement and uphold its fine traditions and values.

“The JOC and Generations For Peace will work tirelessly with all organisations within the Olympic Movement to promote the spirit of Olympism throughout Jordan and beyond.”

Since his election as President of the JOC in 2003, HRH Prince Feisal has championed the power of sport “to make a difference”. In recognition of his work promoting gender equality, HRH Prince Feisal was invited to become a member of the IOC Women and Sport Commission in 2007 and successfully hosted the IOC World Conference on Women and Sport a year later.

Within the Jordan Olympic Committee he has streamlined sports administration and has encouraged professionalism both on and off the sports fields.

However, it is his own initiative, Generations For Peace, which has caught the world’s attention by using sport as a means of bringing together communities in conflict.

Since the inception of Generations For Peace in 2007, hundreds of leaders of young people from 31 countries have been trained, resulting in nearly 40,000 youngsters reaching out across conflict division to embrace previous adversaries in the name of sport.

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