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Women’s events added to 2015 GCC Games in Saudi Arabia

10 Nov 2013
Manama, Bahrain: The Executive Committee of the GCC NOCs’ Presidents on Sunday accepted a proposal from the Bahrain Olympic Committee to include women’s table tennis and women’s taekwondo in the 2nd GCC Games in Saudi Arabia in 2015.

The decision was announced on the third and penultimate day of the GCC Sports Summit being held at the Sheraton Hotel in Manama, where the Executive Committee members had their 78th meeting.

A number of other topics were discussed, the most significant of which was to form a team - headed by Kuwaiti Olympic Committee general secretary Obaid Al Anezi - to invite Jordan, Yemen and Morocco to participate in GCC sports events.

Qatar’s preparations to host the 2nd GCC Beach Games from October 20-26, 2014 and the GCC Sport Organising Committee Award were also on the agenda.

Bahrain Olympic Committee acting general secretary Abdulrahman Askar chaired the meeting, which was attended by general secretaries of the GCC NOCs. They were Mohammed Al Meshel of Saudi Arabia, Mohammed Al Kammali of the UAE, Taha Al Kishri of Oman, Kuwait’s Obaid Al Anezi and Mishal Al Khalifa of Qatar.
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