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Second GCC Camel Race Championship kick-starts

The second GCC Camel Race Championship began in Kuwait yesterday, under the sponsorship of H H Deputy Amir and Crown Prince, Sheikh Nawaf Al-Ahmad Al-Jaber Al-Saba.

Addressing the inaugural ceremony, Sheikh Mubarak Al-Humoud Al-Sabah, the Jahra Governor representative of the championship sponsor, said that numerous camel owners fromt he six GCC member states are participating in the race. He hoped that the Gulf fans would be able to enjoy camel-racing sports, which used to be practised by Gulf forefathers.

The Head of the Organizing Committee and Chairman of Public Authority for Youth and Sports, Faisal Al-Jazzaf, mentioned that the authority is keen to support all hereditary sports championships. Several Kuwaiti and Gulf nationals have expressed interest in the camel-racing sport, he said.

The event is being held at the Track of Martyr Fahad Al-Ahmad Al-Jaber Al-Saba.

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