OOC panel approves Oman’s participation in 18th Asian Games

MUSCAT: The Planning and Follow-up Committee of Oman Olympic Committee (OOC) has approved Oman’s participation in the 18th Asian Games scheduled to be held in Jakarta, Indonesia, from August 10 to September 2, 2018.
The committee also reviewed and discussed participation in the Youth Olympic Games scheduled to be held in Argentina from October 1 to 12, 2018.
The committee held its second meeting for 2017 on Wednesday at the OOC premises under the chairmanship of Sheikh Saif bin Hilal al Hosni, OOC Vice-Chairman and committee chairman.
The meeting discussed a number of main topics on the agenda and priority issues for the upcoming period, including the 2018 plan and executive programmes. The committee decided to follow up preparations for Asian Games Youth Olympic Games through the executive programme of the long-term plans.
The meeting discussed ways of utilising the subsidy programme provided by the International Olympic Committee and endorsed the criteria of selection of athletes as per the guidelines of IOC and international federations, specifically eligibility and equal opportunities for both genders and continental balance.

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