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Sheikh Talal Al-Fahad elected OCA President

Sheikh Talal Al-Fahad Al-Sabah

KUALA LUMPUR/KUWAIT: Sheikh Talal Al-Fahad Al-Ahmad Al-Sabah was once elected as the brand new President of the Olympic Council of Asia right through the council’s forty second basic meeting held in Bangkok on Saturday. Sheikh Talal gained the election after difficult festival with Secretary Basic of the Kuwait Olympic Committee Husain Al-Musallam.

The 54-year-old, son of the primary OCA president Sheikh Fahad Al-Ahmad Al-Jaber Al-Sabah, beat OCA Director Basic Musallam 24-20, OCA mentioned in a remark. Musallam could also be President of International Aquatics. Sheikh Talal succeeds his brother Sheikh Ahmad Al-Fahad Al-Sabah, who led the group from 1991 to 2021 sooner than stepping down.

Former secretary basic Randhir Singh of India had led the OCA as its appearing president since 2021. “I can apply the lead of my father and brother,” Sheikh Talal informed the delegates after his victory. “We’ve been with Asia for greater than 40 years. I promise you I can unite Asia once more,” he added. Sheikh Talal takes over forward of this 12 months’s Asian Video games in Hangzhou, China from Sept 23.  Sheikh Talal additionally pledged to open a brand new bankruptcy within the historical past of Asian Olympics.  “A web page was once folded nowadays and a brand new one was once opened,” the eminent Kuwaiti sports activities persona informed the overall meeting of the council. Sheikh Talal proposed to call  Musallam as his honorary deputy, taking into consideration his lengthy carrier and noticeable contributions to growing Olympic sports activities in Asia. His proposal was once unanimously authorized.

HH the Amir Sheikh Nawaf Al-Ahmad Al-Jaber Al-Sabah despatched a cable of congratulations on Saturday to Sheikh Talal Al-Fahad. HH the Amir famous that Sheikh Talal’s achievements and contributions to the sports activities box are extremely favored, wishing him perfect of success within the new place. HH the Crown Prince Sheikh Mishal Al-Ahmad Al-Jaber Al-Sabah and HH the High Minister Sheikh Ahmad Al-Nawaf Al-Sabah despatched identical congratulatory cables to Sheikh Talal.

Deputy High Minister and Protection Minister Sheikh Ahmad Al-Fahad additionally despatched a cable of congratulations to Sheikh Talal. The Kuwaiti Military Basic Body of workers Command mentioned in a remark that Sheikh Ahmad Al-Fahad needed luck for Sheikh Talal and expressed hopes he would be capable of raise the extent of Asian sports activities and succeed in extra accomplishments.

First Deputy High Minister and Inner Minister Sheikh Talal Al-Khaled Al-Sabah additionally despatched a cable of congratulations to Sheikh Talal Al-Fahad. A ministry remark quoted the internal minister as pronouncing: “Your profitable of the world sports activities submit got here in appreciation on your accomplishments and the busy sports activities march.” He prayed to the Almighty to lead Sheikh Talal Al-Fahad to luck for lifting the Kuwaiti flag aloft at regional and world arenas below the sagacious management of HH the Amir and HH the Crown Prince. — Businesses

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