OOC Planning and Following-up Committee held yesterday (Wednesday) a meeting headed by Taha Al-Kishri, OOC Secretary General, and in the presence of team members and representatives of the national teams participating in the third GCC Games to be held in Kuwait during the period 4 -14 of April, where the Sultanate will participate with 10 individual and team sports, which are football, basketball, volleyball, handball, athletics, swimming, shooting, tennis, karate and bicycles.
At the beginning of the meeting, the Secretary General delivered a speech in which he welcomed the attendees and talked about the importance of the Sultanate’s participation in the games and the great ambition set by the committee to achieve various medals in the championship after the positive results achieved by the national teams during their participation in the first games hosted by the Kingdom of Bahrain In 2011, the teams achieved 10 medals, including 4 gold, 3 silver and 3 bronze medals, and the number of medals increased in the second games held in 2015 in Dammam, Saudi Arabia, where our national teams achieved 29 medals, including 4 medals Gold, 13 silver and 12 bronze medals. Taha Al-Kishri assured that the aspirations of our teams in the third games will be greater as they seek to achieve a large number of medals and this is our goal of the participation, which also comes within the plan of OOC.
During the meeting, initial participation in these games has been confirmed, provided that the technical levels of the national teams are evaluated by the Planning and Following-up Committee in coordination with technical and administrative bodies, where the final report of participation will be submitted in the third week of March in order to confirm the final participation in the games.
The Planning and Following-up Committee has set various standards for participation, including competing and the achieving of one of the medals. In addition to caring for promising champions who will achieve results in order to work with them in the long term plan as well as to developed training programs and plans for them. Also during the meeting, they addressed the evaluation and analysis of the results of international participation of national teams in 2019 -2020, the achievements, and a procedure to compare and clarify the plan as well as development of players’ level. It was also agreed that tests will be conducted in the Sports Medicine Center for players with medical supervision.
The work team of the Planning and Following-up Committee will supervise the teams selected to participate in order to measure the preparation of the teams for this games.