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1st OCA Sport Congress "a full success"
1st OCA Sport Congress 'a full success'

14 Mar 2009
Kuwait City, March 14, 2009: The President of the Olympic Council of Asia, H.E. Sheikh Ahmad Al-Fahad Al-Sabah, declared the first OCA Sport Congress a "full success" at the closing ceremony on Saturday. Describing the Congress as the start of a new tradition in Asia, Sheikh Ahmad said the findings would light the way forward for the next 10 years.

"We are very glad to receive your remarks and your support to build our new vision and strategy for the future," the OCA President said in the Arraya Ballroom of the Courtyard Marriott Hotel.

"I am confident that through this cooperation and dialogue we can find many benefits to  the OCA and to the sports movement."

Sheikh Ahmad thanked all the speakers in the six themes for the hard work they had put into their preparations and presentations and assured them their efforts would guide sport in the right direction. "They have added value for our organization and movement," he said.

"I am happy for this success, but I am sad because you will leave Kuwait. I was wishing you would stay in Kuwait," he concluded.

The Congress resolutions will be passed to the International Olympic Committee ahead of the IOC Congress in Copenhagen, Denmark, in October.

All efforts now will be focused on the start of the Sports Academy in the new OCA Headquarters.

"This will be another field of activity of the OCA," said Sheikh Ahmad.
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