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.
I am delighted to be re-elected to the IOC for another term. Since 2002 when I was first elected, it has always been joy and honor to serve the olympics and support the sports movement that merits fair play, solidarity and friendship https://t.co/wHKtMyfyOO— تميم بن حمد (@TamimBinHamad) October 9, 2018
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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