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Chairman of the Association of National Olympic Committees (ANOC) Sheikh Ahmad Fahad Al-Sabah arrives to lebanon
Sheikh Ahmad Al-Sabah praises Lebanon's role in int'l olympic movement

21 Oct 2013
Beirut, Lebanon: Chairman of the Association of National Olympic Committees (ANOC) Sheikh Ahmad Fahad Al-Sabah commended Sunday Lebanon's role within the international olympic movement despite difficulties facing the Arab country.

"Lebanon succeeded, despite its problems, to host athletes in many occasions," Sheikh Ahmad, also Chairman of the Olympic Council of Asia (OCA), told KUNA following his arrival in Beirut where President Michel Suleiman would decorate him, tomorrow, with the National Order of the Cedar with the rank of Officer in appreciation of his contributions to sport.

Sheikh Ahmad, of Kuwait, said he was honored to be decorated with the National Order of the Cedar "which will be added responsibility towards this country that I love and feel as a real second country ... ." He said Lebanon was among the first countries in the Middle East and Arab world to play a vital role in the international olympic movement.

Sheikh Ahmad said his visit to Lebanon would be an opportunity to meet a host of officials, hoping the meetings would be "fruitful." Member of OCA Suhail Khouri said President Suleiman would honor Sheikh Ahmad in appreciation of his services and support for Lebanon in many fields, namely sport.
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