‘ATHLETE SAFETY AND WELL BEING OUR PRIORITY’
Jul 19, 2018
The Jordan Olympic Committee’s Secretary General Nasser Majali has used the opening of the Arab Medical Conference in Amman to reiterate the JOC’s commitment to athlete safety and well-being.
The event is being held this weekend under the patronage of HRH Prince Feisal Al Hussein, JOC President, and addressing the conference, Majali said that athletes were at the centre of Jordan’s national sporting strategy which was launched last year.
The opening ceremony was attended by Dr. Mazin Qaqeesh, President of the Jordan Sport Medical Federation, Dr. Ramadan Ramadan, President of the Arab Sport Medical Federation, as well as representatives of the Qusai Initiative, which improves the medical support provided to sportsmen and women.
“When we launched our sport strategy last year under the instruction of HRH Prince Feisal, one of the most important objectives was to protect our athletes and provide the safest environment possible for them. We have been doing this ever since by working closely with the medical experts to ensure we do everything we can together,” he said.
Qaqeesh praised the work that Jordan has done in sport and said that the whole Arab region should ensure that the athletes are receiving the right protection when they practice and compete.
“We have a big role in this business and it is to make sure that athletes are competing in a safe environment and that our medical staff are trained to the highest levels so that they can provide the right treatment to our athletes,” he said.