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Organisers of the Gulf Cup of Nations have given Saudi Arabia, the United Arab Emirates and Bahrain until November 13 to decide on whether they will compete in the national team football tournament amid their ongoing diplomatic dispute with host country, Qatar.
International Olympic Committee (IOC) president Thomas Bach has dismissed the prospect of a joint Olympic Games bid from Saudi Arabia and Bahrain that would see men’s and women’s events staged in separate countries.
The International Handball Federation (IHF) has barred Bahrain and the United Arab Emirates from retaking their places at the 2015 Men’s World Championship in Qatar.
The Handball Federation of the United Arab Emirates (UAE) has opted to follow its Bahrain counterpart in withdrawing from the 2015 Men’s Handball World Championship, which is being hosted by Qatar.