The Syrian National Coalition honored the Syrian athletes who represented the Syrian Revolution in international tournaments and won medals.
In a meeting organized by the Coalition’s Office of Sports Federations and Unions with members of the Syrian Olympic Committee and its registered athletes, the Coalition President Anas Al-Abdah presented shields of honor to the athletes who won medals at the Eurasia Open Championship of Kung Fu Wushu which has recently been held in the Turkish capital Ankara as well as in the Kickboxing Championship held in the Turkish province of Sakarya.
Speaking to the winners, Al-Abda stressed that "your greatest honor is holding the flag of the Syrian revolution amongst athletes from different countries of the world.” He also underscored the important role of these achievements in “publicizing our cause and our revolution.”
Vice-president Oqab Yahya congratulated the winner athletes as he stressed that “the rebellious Syrians have proved once again their capabilities through these sports victories. He expressed the hope that the Syrian athletes will achieve more success.
For his part, Secretary General of the Coalition, Abdul Basit Abdul Latif, stressed the Coalition's readiness to support the Syrian Olympic Committee and to communicate with the Turkish side to provide the Syrian athletes with the necessary services. He said these prizes are a victory for the revolution as the battle against the regime is not limited to the political and military levels.
Coordinator of the Office of Sports Federations and Unions, Abdul Majid Barakat, said that the Coalition is working to form unified sports federations, pointing to positive signs to unify the sports activities from most parties.
Barakat also talked about the importance of participation in all sports tournaments under the flag of the Syrian revolution. He promised to communicate with the Turkish and international sports authorities to coordinate with them, adding that they will request a meeting with the Turkish Minister of Youth and Sports for this purpose. (Source: Syrian National Coalition’s Media Department)