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Lausanne, 5 January 2010 (Hina) – The Executive Board of the International Olympic Committee (IOC) has suspended the Kuwait's Olympic Committee for their government's interference in sports. The IOC decided to suspend it because the state authorities in Kuwait interfered in the activities of the Kuwait's Olympic Committee and the election of its officials, which violates the provisions of the Olympic Charter.

Lausanne, 5 January 2010 (Hina) – The Executive Board of the International Olympic Committee (IOC) has suspended the Kuwait's Olympic Committee for their government's interference in sports. The IOC decided to suspend it because the state authorities in Kuwait interfered in the activities of the Kuwait's Olympic Committee and the election of its officials, which violates the provisions of the Olympic Charter.

The IOC warned the Kuwaiti authorities to stop interfering in the activities of the Olympic Committee for the first time in 2007. After a number of meetings, the IOC set the deadline to 31 December 2009, and as the problem was not resolved by then, the suspension was imposed. During the suspension, Kuwaiti athletes are barred from the Olympic Games, and sports officials from the work in IOC bodies and from IOC meetings.