1999 News Story

Prince Sultan bin Fahd elected Chairman of Arab Athletics Federation

President of Youth Welfare Prince Sultan Bin Fahd Bin Abdul Aziz was today formally elected

Chairman of the Arab Athletics Federation, by a unanimous vote of the board. He replaces

the late Prince Faisal Bin Fahd Bin Abdul Aziz, whose path he vowed to follow, realizing

his dreams for Arab sports and youth. One of his first tasks as Chairman will be to sign

the renewal of an agreement between the Federation and the European Olympic Board, some

time before the end of the year.

Meanwhile, in a statement following the 17th conference of the Arab Athletics Federation,

Prince Sultan Bin Fahd expressed the Kingdom's full support for Morocco's endeavor to host

Soccer's World Cup in 2006.