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Arab Kickboxing Federation holds general assembly in Amman

By JT - Mar 17,2019 - Last updated at Mar 17,2019

AMMAN — Roy Baker, the President of World Association of Kickboxing Organisations, was in Amman this weekend to attend the general assembly of the Arab Federation of Kickboxing, according to the Jordan Olympic Committee News Service.

The meeting was held on the sidelines of the International Kickboxing Clubs Championship which was held over the past two days in Al Hussein Youth City, featuring over 300 fighters from 10 countries.

The meeting was also attended by Saud Bin Ali Bin Abdulaziz, secretary general of the Federation of Arab Olympic Committees; Sari Hamdan, vice president of the Jordan Olympic Committee; and Bassel Al Shaer, president of the Arab Boxing Federation. Baker expressed his delight at being in Amman for the meeting and urged officials to continue to promote the sport as they bid for inclusion on the Olympic programme.

“It has been great for me to be able to see for myself the excellent work being done by Arab federations,” said Baker.

“I am very pleased with the progress being shown to promote this sport in the region. We have a common goal of convincing the IOC to include our sport in the Olympic Games, which means that all the members should join forces to achieve this goal.”

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