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KUWAIT CITY, May 9: Deputy Secretary of the Kuwait Olympic Committee Ali Al-Marri said the opening ceremony of the Gulf Games hosted by Kuwait on May 22 will be different and unique and in line with a “new youthful approach which imposes its reality for the first time.”
Al-Marri added in a press release that the opening ceremony will witness wonderful surprises that will delight the audience and attendees. He invited fans to attend the ceremony to be held at the Rafael Nadal Academy in the Sheikh Jaber Al-Abdullah International Tennis Complex. The upcoming Gulf event is receiving attention and support from the country’s political and sports leaders, confirming its success and appearing in a manner worthy of Kuwait. He pointed out that the current edition of the course sees for the first time the participation of both sexes separately. Saudi women will also participate for the first time, indicating that the integration of padel sports and video games into the course is also the first event of its kind.
The championship competitions will start on Friday with the women’s athletics competitions, while the rest of the other competitions will follow, respectively.
GCC games include 16 different sports including handball, volleyball, basketball, futsal, swimming, athletics, karate, judo, fencing, archery, tennis, cycling, ice hockey, table tennis and padel, in addition to video games. For the first time, the tournament will see the participation of female athletes as the players will take part in seven competitions in futsal, cycling, athletics, table tennis, basketball (3×3), video games and padel sports. (KUNA)