Palestinian athletes to be invited to Paris Olympics even if they fail to qualify

Srinagar, April 27 (KNS): Around six to eight Palestinian athletes are expected to compete at the Paris Olympics, with some set to be invited by the International Olympic Committee (IOC) even if they fail to qualify, its head Thomas Bach said.

Reports quoting Thomas Bach said that IOC had made a clear commitment that Palestinians would be invited even if they do not qualify for the Games, which will commence on July 26.

He said they have made the clear commitment that even if no (Palestinian) athlete would qualify on the field of play, then the NOC (National Olympic Committee) of Palestine would benefit from invitations, like other national Olympic Committees who do not have a qualified athlete.Click Here To Follow Our WhatsApp Channel

He said that International Olympic Committee from day one of the conflict in Gaza had supported in many different ways the athletes to allow them to take part in qualifications and to continue their training. (KNS) 

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