KUWAIT: Zain, the leading digital service provider in Kuwait, took part in the special event held to recognize and celebrate Kuwait's champions who competed in the recently concluded third GCC games. The regional games, sponsored by Zain, were hosted by the State of Kuwait during the past two weeks and organized by the Kuwait Olympic Committee under the patronage of H.H. the Amir Sheikh Nawaf Al Ahmad Al Jaber Al Sabah.
Zain joined the special event held at the Kuwait Olympic Committee's headquarters, attended by the committee's members, heads of local sports federations, and government representatives. The event celebrated all Kuwaiti champions who received gold, silver, and bronze medals in the recent GCC games, in which Kuwait was crowned the champion with a total of 96 medals.
Zain is proud to have supported this grand regional sporting event in collaboration with the Kuwait Olympic Committee, which succeeded in presenting it in an outstanding fashion that was befitting of Kuwaiti sports. The company is keen on supporting the various sports programs and official competitions hosted in Kuwait with the aim of elevating the Kuwaiti sports scene. Zain strongly believes in the role played by the sports sector in progressing national economy and developing the local touristic scene.
The third GCC Games featured wide participation from GCC national teams in 16 different sports, including fencing, esports, table tennis, swimming, karate, judo, athletics, tennis, shooting, cycling, ice hockey, futsal, basketball, volleyball, handball, and padel. The competition concluded by crowning Kuwait as the champion with a total of 96 medals, 36 of which were gold, 28 silver, and 32 bronze.
The games featured the participation of over 1700 players from across the GCC and were held across 12 sporting venues in Kuwait. The competition awarded 300 gold medals, 300 silver medals, and 300 bronze medals to winners. The third GCC games have selected the fox Salmi as the event's official mascot, inspired by the Fennec fox (Al Hesni), one of the icons of Kuwaiti wildlife, known for its ability to live in Kuwait's harsh desert environment and extreme heat.
The company's support to this event sprung from its corporate sustainability strategy towards supporting Kuwaiti sports. Zain is a strong believer in the talents and capabilities of the nation's athletes and continues to support a great number of local men and women who represent Kuwait in local, regional, and international arenas.
As a leading private sector company in Kuwait, Zain is constantly looking to identify and support excellence across the sports sector. The company will continue to put Kuwaiti sports and athletes at the forefront of its priorities and pledges to continue motivating them to achieve all the recognition and support they deserve.