UAE NOC to establish Olympic Consultative Council

DG Staff

DUBAI 16 September 2020: H.H. Sheikh Ahmed bin Mohammed Al Maktoum, President of the National Olympic Committee (NOC), has issued directions for setting up a Consultative Council of the NOC comprising competent and experienced personnel from the field of sports and the Olympic movement.

Sheikh Ahmed has pinned his hopes on the consultative council given unlimited support to do whatever it takes to produce champion athletes. The council will serve as a reference consultative body entrusted with the enrichment of the career of the athletes and charting their path.

The council will advise on matters related to strategies and plans for leveraging the future of the UAE Olympic movement. It will examine ideas and processes received from all organisations and sports bodies to select the best ones that meet the needs of our sport in the technical fields and other needs of relevance to the Olympic movement, said official news agency Wam.

The council will also advise on matters referred to it by the NOC Board relating the national competitive sports and sports practice improvement strategies in a way that contributes to the progress of the national Olympic movement.

The council shall assist the NOC in developing plans for Olympic and non-Olympic sports federations to guide them to the best programmes that facilitate the achievements of sports titles and Olympic medals.

The council shall review and assess the best global sports practices of relevance to the Olympic movement and consider their potential benefits for the national Olympic movement. It shall also give advice and opinion on the promotion of the Olympic culture in the community and diffusing of the culture of sports practice.

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