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Doha 2016 Gets Support Of GCC Countries Heads Of State

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The Heads of State of all the Gulf Cooperation Council (GCC) countries have pledged their unanimous support at their summit in Doha this week for Doha’s 2016 Summer Olympic Games bid.

The Heads of State of Bahrain, Kuwait, Oman, Saudi Arabia and the United Arab Emirates issued a statement at the end of the summit that said, “the Summit declares its support for Doha’s bid to host the 2016 Games, as well as its support as part of the international community in making this wish come true”.

Following the announcement Hassan Ali Bin Ali, Chairman of Doha’s 2016 bid committee, sent a message of thanks to the GCC Heads of State saying, “I send my heartfelt thanks to all the Heads of State of the GCC for their welcome support of Doha’s bid to host the 2016 Olympic and Paralympic Games in the closing session of the 28th GCC Summit, which concluded yesterday in Doha”.

He added later, “this is an enormous boost to the Doha 2016 bid team. Our aim is to build support for the bid which will be a bid that the whole Arab world can be proud of.

“Already the Olympic Movement is demonstrating its power to unite an entire region in its support. Awarding Doha the 2016 Games would unleash the full power of the Olympic Movement and peaceful sporting competition to create understanding, hope and change that could then unit this entire region with the rest of the world”. Write or read comments about this article

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