Kuwait Olympic Committee

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Kuwait Olympic Committee
Kuwait Olympic Committee logo
Kuwait Olympic Committee logo
National Olympic Committee
Country/Region  Kuwait
Code KUW
Created 1957
Recognized 1966
Headquarters Safat
President Sheikh Ahmad Al-Fahad Al-Sabah
Secretary General Mr Obaid Zaid Al-Anzi
Website http://www.kuwaitolympic.com/

Kuwait Olympic Committee (IOC code: KUW) is the National Olympic Committee representing Kuwait and organising the Kuwait Olympic team.

2010–12 suspension[edit]

The International Olympic Committee imposed a suspension on the committee with effect from 1 January 2010 due to government legislation that permits the state to interfere in elections of sporting organisations. The government had failed to meet the IOC's 31 December 2009 deadline for amending the legislation. As a result, Kuwait was barred from receiving IOC funding and its athletes and officials were banned from Olympic Games and Olympic meetings.[1] At the 2010 Summer Youth Olympics, Kuwaiti athletes competed as independent athletes under the Olympic Flag.[2] On 14 July 2012 the suspension was lifted and Kuwaiti athletes were allowed to participate in the 2012 Summer Olympics under their own flag.[3]


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