Sheikh Talal Fahad Al Ahmad Al Sabah elected as OCA President

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Sheikh-Talal-Fahad-Al-Ahmad-Al-Sabah-elected-as-OCA-PresidentSheikh Talal Fahd Al Ahmad Al Sabah of Kuwait has been elected as the new President of the Olympic Council of Asia (OCA).

An Overview of the News

  • Sheikh Talal was succeeded by his brother Sheikh Ahmad al-Fahd al-Sabah.

  • Sheikh Talal succeeded his elder brother, Sheikh Ahmed Al-Fahad Al-Sabah, who led the OCA until 2021.

  • Sheikh Ahmed was forced to step down after being found guilty of forgery and sentenced to at least 13 months in prison.

  • Sheikh Talal defeated Kuwaiti Hussein Al-Musallam, OCA Director General and World Aquatics President, at the OCA General Assembly in Bangkok.

Olympic Council of Asia (OCA)

  • The OCA was founded in 1982 by Sheikh Talal's father, Fahad Al-Ahmed Al-Jaber Al-Sabah.

  • It serves as the governing body of the Games in Asia and currently consists of 45 member National Olympic Committees.

  • The International Olympic Committee recognized the OCA the same year it was founded in 1982.

Established: 16 November 1982, New Delhi

Headquarters: Kuwait City, Kuwait

Chairman: Talal Fahd Al-Ahmed Al-Sabah

Membership: 45 National Olympic Committees

Motto: Ever Onward

"Road to Asian Games" campaign launched

  • OCA in partnership with Asian Sports Federation (AESF) announced the "Road to Asian Games" campaign for the upcoming 2022 Asian Games.

  • The campaign aims to bring the Olympic spirit to eSports and includes an education program for eSports athletes participating in the Asian Games.

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