KUWAIT, Nov 28 (KUNA) -- Asian Shooting Confederation (ASC) Chairman Sheikh
Salman Al-Hamoud Al-Sabah said here Wednesday the 11th Asian shooting
championship would be the final chance for Asian shooters to qualify to 2008
Beijing Olympic Games.
The Asian shooting event will be held in Kuwait on December 3 under the
auspices of His Highness the Amir of Kuwait Sheikh Sabah Al-Ahmad Al-Jaber
Sheikh Salman, who is also president of the Kuwaiti Shooting Club, told a
news conference here that on the sidelines of the championship, the ASC
general assembly would convene at the Crowne Plaza Kuwait hotel to pick a new
board of directors for a four-year term, and to handpick a host country of the
12th 2011 Asian Games.
The organizing committee has provided all services to the Olympic Complex,
including telephone lines, fax machines, computers, as well as medical
facilities, he said.
Tournaments are to be run by 65 referees from all over the world, and
supervised by Asian technical delegates, together with a group of
international experts, he added.
Some 700 male and female shooters are expected to get engaged in fierce
competitions, he added.
Concerning the Kuwaiti shooting sports team, he said preparations for the
event were in full swing, pointing to a set of material incentives aiming to
encourage shooters to qualify to the Beijing Olympic Games. (end)
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