Sheikh Talal Fahad Al Ahmad Al Sabah elected as OCA President
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Sheikh 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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