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Jordan to host major martial arts sporting event in October

By JT - Feb 19,2017 - Last updated at Feb 19,2017

AMMAN — Jordan will host the first ever Arab Martial Arts Games later this year, underlining the country’s reputation as a safe and secure destination for staging major international events, the Jordan Olympic Committee News Service said on Sunday.

The games will take place in Amman from October 12-18 and will feature 11 sports across five venues in Al Hussein Youth City. The sports to be included are judo, boxing, karate, taekwondo, wrestling, wushu, kick boxing, ju jitsu, Thai boxing, fencing and mixed martial arts.

The news was confirmed following a meeting between the Association of Arab National Olympic Committees and the Jordan Olympic Committee (JOC) in Amman on Sunday.

Saud Bin Ali Al Abdel Aziz, secretary general of the Arab Association, declared his confidence in Jordan hosting a first-class event and setting the standards for future host nations to follow. The meeting was attended by JOC vice presidents Sari Hamdan and Khalid Al Atteyat.

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