Amir re-elected as member of IOC
October 10 2018 12:50 AM
His Highness the Amir Sheikh Tamim bin Hamad al-Thani met with IOC President Dr Thomas Bach in Bueno
His Highness the Amir Sheikh Tamim bin Hamad al-Thani met with IOC President Dr Thomas Bach in Buenos Aires yesterday. HE the President of Qatar Olympic Committee, Sheikh Joaan bin Hamad al-Thani, attended the meeting.

QNA/Buenos Aires

His Highness the Amir Sheikh Tamim bin Hamad al-Thani has been re-elected as a member of the International Olympic Committee (IOC) during its session in Buenos Aires, on the sidelines of the Youth Olympic Games.

The Amir also participated in the meetings of the 33rd session of the IOC on Monday, which dealt with a number of topics on the agenda related to the development of sports work and the Olympic movement at the global level.

His Highness the Amir met with IOC President Dr Thomas Bach. HE the President of Qatar Olympic Committee, Sheikh Joaan bin Hamad al-Thani, attended the meeting.

The meeting dealt with the relations of co-operation between Qatar and the IOC and means of enhancing and developing them.

In this regard, Dr Bach praised the friendly relations between the two sides, and the great role and initiatives undertaken by Qatar in promoting the dissemination of the Olympic movement worldwide, including the support of Qatar represented by the Qatar Olympic Committee to the Olympic Refuge Foundation, which was established in September last year in co-operation with the United Nations High Commissioner for Refugees.

His Highness the Amir stressed Qatar's keenness to support refugees around the world at various levels in terms of providing the necessary facilities to exercise in safe environments for those forced to leave their homes due to crises, wars, famine, and other natural disasters.

He also expressed thanks and appreciation for the efforts exerted by the Olympic Refuge Foundation in the establishment and rehabilitation of sports facilities for refugees in more than 50 countries across the world.

Last updated: October 10 2018 08:49 AM


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