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Thursday, October 23, 2014  

Oman Olympic delegation to leave today
MUSCAT The Sultanate’s Olympic delegation will leave for Beijing on Sunday to take part in the Olympic Games 2008, which runs from Aug. 8 to 24.

Oman, participating in the Olympic Games for the seventh consecutive year, will compete in shooting, athletics and swimming events.

The delegation will be headed by Eng. Habib Bin Abdul Nabi Macki, Deputy Chairman of the Omani Olympic Committee (OOC). Hilal Bin Ali Al Sinani, OCC Secretary-General, Majid Bin Abdullah Al Manthri, Head of the Sports Mission, Abdul Rahman Shantair, technical expert at the OOC are the other members in the delegation.

Salim Bin Mohammed Al Busaidi, First Secretary at Oman’s Embassy in China will join the mission after its arrival in China to act as OOC’s Olympic attache.

The Sultanate’s stars who will take part at sports competitions and the international youth camp are: shooter Dad Allah Al Balushi, athletes Abdullah Al Sooli, sprinter Buthaina Al Ya’qoubi and swimmer Moham-med Bin Nassib Al Habsi. Al Muhalab Bin Ahmed Al Nabhani and Iman Bint Ali Al Lawati will join the youth camp.

On the sidelines of the Olympic games, the Sultanate’s delegation will attend a number of meetings. OOC will also distribute booklets, CD’s and films on the Sultanate to highlight its civilisation, historical, tourism and sports potentials and the achievements made during the Blessed Renai-ssance under the leadership of His Majesty Sultan Qaboos Bin Said.

OOC’s Secretary-General said that the Sultanate’s sportsmen participating in Beijing Olympic Games 2008 are well prepared for the competitions. He said the athletes will benefit from the games experience.

The chairman of the sports delegation said that the shooting team with its administrative and technical body will leave on Sunday for Beijing, while the athletics and swimming team will leave on August 6.

The Sultanate’s flag will be hoisted at the Olympic Village on Aug. 8 and Eng. Habib Macki, Head of the Mission, will attend the opening ceremony.

Shooter Dad geared up for the Games after competing in some international events. The shooting team will join an internal camp in China before the Games.

The 23rd Games in Los Angeles was Oman ’s inaugural Olympics.

In the Seoul Olympic Games in South Korea, sprinter Mohammed Bin Amer Al Malki qualified for the final of 400 metre race.

The Sultanate had also participated in the Olympic Games in Barcelona, Spain in 1992, Atlanta, USA in 1996, Sydney, Australia 2000 and Athens, Greece in 2004.

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