Minister of Sports Receives Chess Champs [Archives:1998/27/Sports]

June 6 1998

The Minister of Youth and Sports, Dr. Abdulwahab Raweh received at his office last week the champions of the chess team who secured the third place in the Chess Arab Championship held in Tunisia last month. Among them was also Abdulrahman Abdulaziz who won the second place in the marathon race held in Taiwan.
In his welcome speech, Dr. Raweh stressed the importance of supporting the sports associations, particularly those of singles games. He also indicated that the Ministry and the Yemeni Olympic Committee now support the Yemeni participation in less costly games like chess. Dr. Raweh also promised to increase the support of the Ministry for chess players especially after the laudable achievements of our chess champs in many Arab and World championships.
On the other hand, the Yemeni Olympic Committee is preparing for a ceremony to honor top sportsmen and women in all types of games in order to encourage and push them forward.