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12 Oct 2015
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IOC meets with Kuwait Government and Kuwait Olympic Committee in Lausanne

Representatives from the International Olympic Committee (IOC), Kuwait Government and Kuwait Olympic Committee (KOC) met today at the IOC headquarters in Lausanne to discuss a number of issues related to the legislation of sports in Kuwait.


The IOC group included representatives from ASOIF, ANOC and the OCA, and was headed by IOC Delegate Member for Autonomy Mr Patrick Hickey. The KOC delegation was led by H.E. Sheikh Talal Fahad Al-Sabah, KOC President, while the delegation from the Government of the State of Kuwait was headed by H.E. Sheikh Salman Sabah Al-Salem Al-Homud Al-Sabah, Minister of Information and Minister of State for Youth Affairs.
 
All parties agreed to fully respect and comply with the principles and rules of the Olympic Charter and the statutes of the International Federations.
 
To this effect, it was agreed that a working group will be immediately set up between all concerned parties to address and resolve the issues clearly identified during the meeting with a view to making them fully compatible with the principles and rules of the Olympic Charter and the statutes of the International Federations.
 
This work should be completed no later than 27 October 2015 following the deadline established by the IOC.
 
The IOC is hoping that all concerned parties will act responsibly to complete this process in time, in the interest of the Olympic Movement in Kuwait and the athletes.

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