IOS Sponsors a Training Camp for 3 Yemeni Athletes [Archives:1998/37/Sports]

September 14 1998

The International Olympic Solidarity (IOS) agrees to sponsor a 3-month training camp for 3 Yemeni athletes who are supposed to participate in the Sydney Olympics in 2000. The Yemeni Olympic Committee proposes the participation of three Yemeni athletes who won gold, silver and bronze medals in Arab and international championships:

1. Wadah Abdulaziz: got the gold medal in Western Asia Championship for Taekwondo held in Iran in 1997.
2. Abdulrahman Abdulaziz: got the gold medal in athletics during the 10 km race in the Arab 8th Championship held in Syria in 1998, and the silver medal in the cross-country race in Taiwan.
3. Abdullah Al-Azani: won the silver medal for wrestling during the Arab 8th championship held in Lebanon in 1998.
The IOS has sponsored many course in qualifying referees and coaches for Yemen. Recently, the IOS sponsored a course for football coaches. The course was open last week at the Yemeni Olympic Center in Sanaa.