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Prince Feisal calls for greater athletes support

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

AMMAN — HRH Prince Feisal, president of the Jordan Olympic Committee (JOC), called on the sporting community to make the well-being and needs of its athletes a priority, according to the Jordan Olympic Committee (JOC) News Service. 

Speaking during a meeting with the JOC’s Athletes Commission, which was attended by the recent medallists from the Asian Indoor and Martial Arts Games and Islamic Solidarity Games, the Prince stressed the need to put the athletes first and also urged closer ties be forged with the Kingdom’s educational sector.

Prince Feisal called on National Federations to play their part in listening to the athletes and said the JOC will work closely with them in confronting issues and developing the athletes’ careers.

Several athletes of late have expressed their concerns at being unable to combine their studies with top class training, and the prince explained that the JOC will work closely with universities to try and encourage them to be more flexible when it comes to athletes representing their country.

Prince Feisal praised Jordan’s athletes for their tremendous efforts and said they continue to be a source of national pride, celebration and inspiration. He also urged athletes and ex-athletes who are members of National Federation Boards to make their voices heard.

Three-time Taekwondo Olympian Nadin Dawani, president of the Athletes Commission, shared its strategic objective and explained what its main role will be in improving the landscape for Jordan’s athletes.

 

Nasser Majali, JOC secretary general, assured that the JOC will fully back the commission in their work.

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