Series of Olympic qualifiers demonstrates Jordan's sporting ambitions

The Tokyo 2020 Western Asia Table Tennis qualifier today kickstarts a series of major Olympic qualification events in the Jordanian capital of Amman, highlighting the Kingdom’s sporting ambition and event hosting capability.

The Jordan Olympic Committee (JOC) and its National Federations, the leading organisations committed to the development and growth of sport in the Kingdom, will host the Tokyo 2020 Western Asia Table Tennis qualifier (24-26 February), the Tokyo 2020 Asia and Oceania boxing qualifier (3-11 March) and the Tokyo 2020 Asian taekwondo qualifier (10-12 April).

"We are honoured and excited to be welcoming hundreds of the world’s best athletes to Jordan over the next few months. Hosting a series of Tokyo 2020 qualifying events not only underlines Jordan’s sporting ambitions, it also demonstrates that the Kingdom has the experience to host world-class international sports events," said Nasser Majali, Secretary General of the JOC and CEO of the Local Organising Committee for the Tokyo 2020 Asia and Oceania boxing qualifier.

"On behalf of the Jordan Olympic Committee, I would like to wish all athletes, coaches and officials travelling to Amman the very best of luck in their events."

By hosting these major Olympic qualifiers, the JOC continues to inspire the next young generation of athletes at grassroots and elite levels, which is a key pillar of Jordan’s National Strategy for Sport.

The events will see up to 500 athletes from over 45 countries travel to Jordan’s capital.

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