OCA held Executive Board Meeting 2006-03-06  MAIGOC

  The 45th OCA Executive Board Meeting was held in Kuwait on 4th March 2006 and Manuel Silvério attended the meeting as the Vice-president of the OCA Executive Board for the first time.

  As Bali of Indonesia is going to host the 1st Asian Beach Games (ABG) in 2008, the OCA Executive Board plans to manage and organize at least one multi-sport event in the Asian region every year. Because of this, Sheikh Ahmad Al-Fahad Al-Sabah, President of the OCA Executive Board, expressed great expectation in developing Asia’s sport industry through organizing different types of sport events, and remarked that the success of these events depends very much on the efforts and cooperation between member countries and the regions.

  At the meeting, the host city of the 1st ABG in 2008 Bali of Indonesia, the host city of the 3rd Asian Indoor Games in 2009 Ho Chi Minh City of Vietnam, and the host city of the 7th Asian Winter Games in 2011 Alma Ata of the Republic of Kazakhstan, signed the host city contracts with the OCA respectively.

  Meanwhile, Doha 2006 Asian Games Organising Committee (DAGOC), Changchun Organizing Committee for 2007 Winter Asian Games (COCWAG), 2007 Macau 2nd Asian Indoor Games Organizing Committee (MAIGOC) and the 16th Guangzhou Asian Games Organizing Committee (2010), reported their preparations for the Games respectively. The dates of the event and competition program of the 2nd Asian Indoor Games were also decided in the meeting. After the report on upcoming events progresses, bidding cities Incheon of Korea and Delhi of India, presented their bidding terms and offers for the Asian Games in 2014, in dedicated efforts to gain supports from participants in the meeting.

  Among the presenters at the 45th OCA Executive Board Meeting are mayors of bidding and hosting cities, including: Mayor of Guangzhou Zhang Guangling, Mayor of Changchun Zhu Yejing and Mayor of Incheon Ahn Sang-Soo.

  The presentations were followed by work reports of the Vice-presidents of the different Asian regions and of the various standing committees.

  It was reported that the new OCA administrative building, worth over 2 trillion Macau Patacas, will be completed and in operations by next year. It will accommodate the OCA Headquarters as well as facilities such as commercial units, hotels and malls.

  During the meeting, Lassana Palenfo, President of the Association of National Olympic Committees of Africa (ANOCA), and Gustavo Conceição, the Secretary General of ANOCA and President of the Angola Olympic Committee, arrived in Kuwait to discuss with OCA officials on the Africa-Asia Olympic Games.