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OCA President sets the scene for World Press Briefing on Thursday, April 10


09 Apr 2014
Incheon, Korea: The President of the Olympic Council of Asia, HE Sheikh Ahmad Al-Fahad Al-Sabah, has sent a congratulatory message to the Incheon Asian Games Organising Committee (IAGOC) on the occasion of the World Press Briefing to be held on Thursday, April 10.

Sheikh Ahmad said the opening ceremony of the 17th Asian Games was just five months away – on September 19 – and the excitement was mounting around Asia and the global Olympic sports movement.
“You, the media, play a very big part in the success of the Asian Games,” Sheikh Ahmad says in his message.

“Through your articles, photographs, TV broadcasting, radio commentaries, social media platforms and all other forms of coverage, you bring the passion and excitement of top-level international sport into the everyday lives of sports-lovers around the world.

“The OCA brand is expanding all the time through our multi-sport games and other events and activities throughout the continent, but the Asian Games remains the jewel in the crown.”
Sheikh Ahmad concluded: “Let us work together, shoulder to shoulder, to make the 17th Asian Games the best ever.”

The IAGOC World Press Briefing will take place at Songdo Convensia on Thursday morning, followed by a venue tour of key media facilities in the afternoon.

A total of 172 media have registered for the World Press Briefing, comprised of 103 domestic media in Korea and 69 from overseas representing a total of 19 countries.
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