Doha, 6 June 2021 - In the presence of HE President of the Qatar Olympic Committee (QOC) Sheikh Joaan bin Hamad Al-Thani, the International Swimming Federation (FINA) General Congress elected Husain Al Musallam of Kuwait as the new FINA President until 2025, during its meeting on Saturday at the Sheraton Hotel Doha.
HE President of the Olympic Council of Asia (OCA) Sheikh Ahmad Al Fahad Al Ahmad Al Sabah, HE Second Vice-President of QOC Dr. Thani bin Abdulrahman Al Kuwari, HE QOC Secretary-General Jassim bin Rashid Al Buainain, FINA President Julio Maglione, President of the International Handball Federation Dr. Hassan Mustafa, President of the Qatar Swimming Association Khalil Al Jaber, FINA members, and representatives of the swimming continental and national federations attended the General Congress.
HE President of the QOC Sheikh Joaan bin Hamad Al-Thani welcomed the attendees, expressing his thanks and gratitude to the FINA for granting Qatar to host the General Congress.
FINA President Dr. Julio Maglione honored HE QOC President Sheikh Joaan bin Hamad Al-Thani in appreciation of the support and efforts of His Excellency and the State of Qatar hosting many FINA events and tournaments. Also, FINA President honored HE the QOC Secretary-General Jassim bin Rashid Al Buainain.
On the sidelines of the meeting , HE President of the Qatar Olympic Committee (QOC) , Sheikh Joaan bin Hamad Al-Thani met with HE Pere Miro, Deputy Director General for relations with the Olympic Movement at the IOC. They reviewed the bilateral cooperation between the QOC and the IOC and the means of enhancing them in the upcoming stage.