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Oman Olympic delegation gets vaccinated

The Oman Olympic Committee (OOC) in coordination with the Ministry of Culture, Sports and Youth and the government health entities are carrying out the vaccination of Oman’s delegation members including the athletes, and officials for the 2020 Tokyo Olympic Games.

The OOC said it is keen to ensure the wellbeing and health of all the Omani participants in the top Olympic event. Moreover, OOC officials followed all the preventive precautions suggested by the International Olympic Committee (IOC) and the organising committee of 2020 Tokyo Games including completion of the vaccination of all the athletes’ prior arrival to Japan.

Many members of the Sultanate’s delegation received their first dose in first week of June while the second doses were administered three to four weeks later. The rest of Olympic team members got the first dose of immunisation against Covid-19 in beginning of July and will have the second dose ahead of travel to Tokyo by few days. Minimising the health risks of infectious diseases in the Olympics was another aim to get all the team vaccinated.

The vaccination drive of athletes is in line to the top efforts taken by the government to control and slow the spread of the Covid-19 virus. Also, it is in accordance to the National Vaccination Campaign against Covid-19, which is being run by the Ministry of Health and government medical related entities.

Four athletes will represent the Sultanate in 2020 Tokyo Olympic Games. Issa bin Samir al Adawi will take part in the 100 metres freestyle swimming. Barakat bin Mubarak al Harthy will compete in 100 metres sprint, shooter Hamad bin Saeed al Khateri will feature in the 50m rifle competitions in three positions and Amer bin Salem al Khanjari will try his luck in the 81 kg weightlifting category.

The delegation will be headed by OOC Chairman Sayyid Khalid bin Hamad al Busaidy and will feature Taha al Kishry, OOC secretary general and Oman’s chef-de-mission Kazim al Balushi.

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