The Jordan Olympic Committee (JOC) has announced that the Kingdom will participate at the upcoming Asian Beach Games and Islamic Solidarity Games.
At Sunday night’s Board Meeting held under the Presidency of HRH Prince Feisal Al Hussein, it was decided that Board Member and Handball Federation Secretary General Dr. Nabil Shamroukh will be the chef de mission for the Beach Games to be held in Vietnam in September with Jordan expected to participate in beach handball, muay thai, jiu jitsu, wrestling and bodybuilding.
Deyab Al Shatart, the Volleyball Federation President and JOC Board Member, was named as Chef de Mission to the Islamic Solidarity Games that will be held in Baku, Azerbaijan in May 12-22, 2017. Jordan is expected to take part in boxing, gymnastics, judo, karate, taekwondo, wrestling and wushoo.
Other decisions taken on the night saw the JOC name Dr. Fayez Abu Areeda as president of the Bodybuilding and Fitness Committee with an order to carry out reforms and report back to the JOC.
Also Hani Al Abdallat was named the new President to the Golf Committee after Besharah Al Besharat stepped down due to health reasons.
During the meeting, Dr. Sari Hamdan presented a report about the JOC Scientific Research Awards, and it was decided to stop it for this year as all submitted researches were not up to the conditions and rules of the Awards.
The board also approved the financial statements for all sports federations. The Basketball Federation’s financial issues were also discussed with a promise from the President, Samer Asfour, to try to solve them before the end of the month.