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JOC tells Jordanian athletes ‘Make us proud’

By JT - Aug 06,2018 - Last updated at Aug 06,2018

AMMAN — The Jordan Olympic Committee (JOC) has told the 35 athletes representing the Kingdom at the 18th Asian Games later this month to make us proud, according to the JOC News Service.

At a final briefing session before the athletes put the finishing touches to their preparations, Nasser Majali, secretary general, relayed the warm wishes of HRH Prince Feisal, JOC president, and expressed his pride at the efforts of coaches, athletes and officials in preparing for the biggest sporting event on the continent.

“We have faith in our athletes to do their best and to make us proud at the Asian Games,” said Majali. The meeting, at the Olympic Preparations Centre, was also attended by HRH Princess Zeina Al Rashed, manager of the Olympic Preparations Programme; Sari Hamdan, JOC vice president; Tayseer Al Mansi, chef de mission; and Hazim Nuimat, Amman deputy mayor. Jordan Anti-Doping Organisation provided a brief on the latest procedures that the athletes need to follow.

Team Jordan will compete in eight sports including taekwondo, karate, boxing, athletics, judo, 3x3 basketball, jujitsu and swimming.

The national bridge team will also participate in recognition for the role they played in including the game for the first time in the Asiad. The 18th Asian Games will launch on August 18 in Indonesia.

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