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23 Nov 2012
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Kuwait Olympic Committee risks new suspension

A proposal to re-apply the suspension of the Kuwait Olympic Committee will be presented to the IOC Executive Board during its upcoming meeting in Lausanne on 4 and 5 December 2012.

After the NOC had been suspended for more than two years, the suspension was lifted on 14 July 2012 based on guarantees from the highest authorities in the country to pass new sports legislation that would put an end to governmental interference in the Olympic Movement in Kuwait. The deadline to implement the promises was set for 22 November, but the IOC regrets to note that the commitments have not been fulfilled. The suspension of the National Olympic Committee would serve as a protective measure by the IOC to preserve the autonomy of the NOC and the Olympic Movement in Kuwait.

The relevant authorities of the State of Kuwait bear all responsibility for this regrettable situation, which is dramatically affecting the country’s sporting family.

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