KUWAIT: Kuwait Olympic Committee (KOC) held an honoring ceremony for those who participated in the first Kuwait Sports Day that was organized late last year with the participation of Kuwait Sports Federations and Clubs. The ceremony was attended by President of Kuwait Olympic Committee Sheikh Fahad Jaber Al-Ali, President of Arab and Kuwait Shooting Federations Eng Duaij Khalaf Al-Otaibi and a large number of sports federations members. President of Kuwaiti Olympic Committee told journalists the committee seeks to develop sports in Kuwait, and one of the best means to do so is to cooperate with the education ministry to prepare athletes according to a scientific plan so that they can represent Kuwait through discovering outstanding athletes. He said this will be an annual event to support and motivate youth. He said we saw today many federations participated including the equestrian club as an example and were outstanding and we are looking forward to keeping things going for the better.
Meanwhile, President of Kuwait and Arab Shooting Federaitons Eng Duaij Al- Otaibi, who chaired the organizing committee of Kuwait Sports Day, in which many youth and juniors participated said we are happy to organize such a day and hope other days will be followed, with the support of HH the Amir, HH the Crown Prince and HH the Prime Minister, along with the continued support by the Public Authority for Sport. He said Kuwait Sports Day was a true sports event in which most sports federations participated. He said domestic sports activities help enhance competition among youth, and hope it continues for the coming years.
Al-Otaibi added that Kuwait day was true sports club where many participated, as we were honored by their participation, and hoped that it continues year after year.
He thanked all those who contributed to the organization of the day, and thanked Sheikh Fahad Jaber Al-Ali and Olympic Committee members. He also thanked Director General of Public Authority for Sports and his deputies. Eng Duaij Al-Otaibi thanked Sheikh Salman Sabah Al-Salem Al-Humoud Al- Sabah who patronized the Kuwait Sports Day and gave major support for the day. Eng Al-Otaibi said sports are not for foreign participation only, but also domestic events are very important in maintaining the continuity of sports activities through preparing the youth, and we must provide them with facilities and competent trainers, as I am sure sports in Kuwait will improve vastly, and hope that all work sincerely to achieve success.
By Abdellatif Sharaa