BREAKING: Sayyid Khalid al Busaidi Appointed New Chairman Of Oman Olympic Committee

25 Jul 2019
POSTED BY Alvin Thomas

After taking football in Oman to greater heights, Sayyid Khalid al Busaidi – Chairman of SABCO Group – will now undertake new challenges with the Oman Olympic Committee (OOC) after he was successfully elected as its Chairman. 

Sayyid Khalid won 10 out of the 14 votes during the elections held this afternoon at the OOC headquarters, before taking oath as the new Chairman of the committee.

Speaking to Y’s sister radio station, Al Wisal FM, Sayyid Khalid was quoted as saying: “I would like to take this opportunity to thank and appreciate all of the people who supported me during these elections.

The election was attended by 14 members that comprise the committee: the Oman Football Association, Oman Handball Association, Oman Volleyball Association, Oman Basketball Association, Oman Swimming Association, Oman Hockey Association, Oman Tennis Association, Oman Equestrian Federation, Oman Shooting Association, Oman Athletics Association, and the School Union.

“We must all now come and work together to support each other and take the OOC to greater heights.

“It’s still early to talk about what will happen in the future, but I will work hard immediately with the OOC to achieve all the goals we have set,” he added.

Sayyid Khalid’s longstanding association with sports began in 1986 when he took over as Chief of the Fanja Sports Club. It was also under the administration of Sayyid Khalid that the Omani national football team brought home – in 2009 – its maiden Gulf Cup Title.

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