Thursday, 22 February 2018


Kuwait FIFA, IOC Ban Set To Be Lifted

A proposed draft law that aims to ends the bans on the country by FIFA and the International Olympic Committee (IOC) has been approved by Kuwait’s parliament 

The Lawmakers passed the bill in a special session on Sunday and in his reaction, the Minister of Youth and Sport Affairs, Khaled al-Roudan described the law as “an important step toward lifting the suspension off Kuwaiti sport” in a report carried by the state-run KUNA news agency.

The bill is subject to approval by Kuwait’s ruler, Sheikh Sabah Al Ahmad Al Sabah.

Kuwait was banned in 2015 by international sports governing bodies; FIFA and the IOC from participating in sporting events after government violations of the Olympic charter and interference in its sports.

Following the ban, Kuwait filed a lawsuit against the IOC and lawsuits against members of its own Olympic committee.