Sayyid Khalid meets IOC chairman
Muscat - Oman Olympic Committee (OOC) chairman, Sayyid Khalid al Busaidi, met with IOC chairman, Thomas Bach, during a two-day official visit to the new Olympic headquarters in Switzerland. He was accompanied by Taha bin Sulaiman al Kishry, OOC secretary general.
The visit comes as a part of the programme of strengthening relation between IOC and OOC and an opportunity to get acquainted with the latest developments of sports and Olympic movement.
It was the first official visit of Sayyid Khalid after being elected as new OOC chairman last July.
The meeting dealt with aspects of a good cooperation between the two committees.
They also met with officials of the departments specialised in marketing, Olympic solidarity and IT to learn about the programmes offered by IOC to National Olympic Committees (NOCs) and how to use them, especially programmes related to the promotion of all areas of sports development.
As a part of the visit, OOC chairman and secretary general met with Gunilla Lindberg, secretary general of Association of National Olympic Committees (ANOC), where they reviewed the coordination between OOC and ANOC, as well as the mechanism of benefiting from the programmes offered to NOCs.
They also touched upon the first World Beach Games hosted by Qatar last October and the good outcomes.