Kuwait Olympic Committee
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|National Olympic Committee|
|President||Sheikh Ahmad Al-Fahad Al-Sabah|
|Secretary General||Mr Obaid Zaid Al-Anzi|
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. At the 2010 Summer Youth Olympics, Kuwaiti athletes competed as independent athletes under the Olympic Flag. On 14 July 2012 the suspension was lifted and Kuwaiti athletes were allowed to participate in the 2012 Summer Olympics under their own flag.
- "Olympics-Kuwait to hoist flag at Games after row resolved". Retrieved 24 July 2012.
- All 204 NOCs to compete in London, IOC, 16 July 2011, retrieved 19 July 2011
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