OCA President Sheikh Ahmad Al-Fahad Al-Sabah shakes hands with IAGOC President Dr Lee Yun Taek at the Westin Hotel, Guangzhou, on Friday.
OCA, Incheon move forward towards 2014
26 Nov 2010
Guangzhou, China: The Olympic Council of Asia announced on Friday it had resolved all outstanding issues with organisers of the 17th Asian Games in Incheon, Korea, in 2014. Speaking at a contract signing ceremony in the Westin Hotel, Guangzhou, OCA President Sheikh Ahmad Al-Fahad Al-Sabah said he was looking forward to the continued success of the Asian Games in Korea.
“Today we solved all the details and the misunderstandings and solved all the problems,” Sheikh Ahmad announced. “The OCA will work shoulder to shoulder with the organising committee of Incheon 2014 for the success of the 17th Asian Games.”
The documents were related to marketing matters, one of three areas that needed to be addressed along with the sports programme and test events leading up to the 17th Asian Games, which are scheduled to take place over 16 days from September 19 to October 4, 2014.
The OCA President began his address by looking ahead to the closing ceremony of the 16th Asian Games on Saturday evening.
“Today we are very close to the closing ceremony of the 16th Asian Games, and tomorrow we will celebrate together the success of the 16th Asian Games Guangzhou. Also today we are celebrating our preparations for the 17th Asian Games.”
He also said that Asia had made “one of the best Games ever in Guangzhou”, and added that he was looking forward to the continued support of the OCA partners, sponsors and media in order to continue this success.
“This is the success of Asia,” he said. “We follow the guidelines of the IOC and try to move in the same direction as the IOC.”
The function was the 2014 Incheon Asian Games Reception.