HRH Prince Feisal Al Hussein, the President of the Jordan Olympic Committee (JOC), has called on the sporting community to make the wellbeing and needs of its athletes a priority.
Speaking during a meeting with the JOC’s Athletes Commission, which was attended by the recent medallists from the Asian Indoor and Martial Arts Games and Islamic Solidarity Games, the Prince stressed the need to put the athletes first and also urged closer ties be forged with the Kingdom’s educational sector.
HRH Prince Feisal spent considerable time listening to the athletes and hearing about the problems and obstacles that they face.
He called on the National Federations to play their part in listening to the athletes and said the JOC will work closely with them in confronting issues and developing the athletes’ careers.
Several athletes of late have expressed their concerns at being unable to combine their studies with top class training, and the Prince explained that the JOC will work closely with universities to try and encourage them to be more flexible when it comes to athletes representing their country.
HRH Prince Feisal praised Jordan’s athletes for their tremendous efforts and said they continue to be a source of national pride, celebration and inspiration.
He also urged athletes and ex athletes who are members of National Federation Boards to make their voices heard.
Three-time Taekwondo Olympian Nadin Dawani, President of the Athletes Commission, shared its strategic objective and explained what its main role will be in improving the landscape for Jordan’s athletes.
The meeting was also attended by Nasser Majali, JOC Secretary General, who assured that the JOC will fully back the commission in their work to better prepare athletes for all future events as part of its national sporting strategy.