All 204 NOCs to compete in London

16 Jul 2012
IOC News

Athletes from Kuwait will participate under their country’s name and flag in the London 2012 Olympic Games this summer.

The IOC’s Executive Board (EB) conditionally lifted the suspension of the National Olympic Committee (NOC) of Kuwait following a written guarantee by HRH The Emir of Kuwait to issue a decree in August 2012 which will put in place a new sports legislation as previously agreed upon with the IOC. 

Once in force, this new law will put an end to long-standing government interference which affected the NOC’s autonomy and led to its suspension by the IOC in January 2010. The lifting of the suspension will be definitely confirmed once the entire process and the new sports legislation are implemented.

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