OCA Press Release: OCA General Assembly approves roadmap for the future

Danang, Vietnam, September 25, 2016: The Olympic Council of Asia approved the road map for the future of the continent’s Kuwait-based Olympic movement at the 35th OCA General Assembly in Danang, Vietnam, on Sunday.

The road map calls for a series of regional offices in the OCA’s five zones, and the following locations were accepted: Delhi, India for the South Asia zone; Almaty, Kazakhstan, for Central Asia; Bangkok, Thailand, for South East Asia; Kuwait for West Asia; Nansha, China, for East Asia, although the OCA is still finalising technical procedures for the Nansha office in southern Guangdong province.

The OCA will also have a sub-office in Jakarta, Indonesia, to assist in the preparations of the 18th Asian Games in 2018, and also in the Olympic capital of Lausanne, Switzerland.

The Kuwaiti government cancelled the diplomatic agreement with the OCA in November 2015 following the IOC decision to suspend the Kuwait National Olympic Committee on October 27, 2015, due to the conflict of the laws against the Olympic charter and International Sports Federations.

The General Assembly gave the power to the OCA Executive Board to visit candidate cities for a new headquarters if necessary.

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