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Fifa has today (Wednesday) lifted its two-year suspension of Kuwait, saying a new sports law brings the country in-line with its statutes.
The Kuwaiti parliament has approved a draft law that seeks to end bans imposed on the country by the International Olympic Committee and Fifa.
Kuwait has lost its Swiss court case against the International Olympic Committee over its ban from the Olympic Movement, while World Anti-Doping Agency (Wada) president Craig Reedie has sought to downplay talk of a growing rift between his organisation and the IOC.
Kuwait’s supreme court has upheld a lower court ruling overturning a prison sentence handed to Sheikh Ahmad Al-Fahad Al-Sabah, one of the most influential figures in the Olympic movement and world sport.
Kuwait has said it will launch legal action against the International Olympic Committee (IOC) seeking $1bn (€878.3m) in damages over the decision by the global governing body to ban the country from international competitions.
Kuwait's appeals court has overturned a prison sentence handed to Sheikh Ahmad Al-Fahad Al-Sabah, one of the most influential figures in the Olympic movement and world sport.
Kuwait Olympic Committee (KOC) president Sheikh Talal Al Fahad Al Sabah has hit out at the “serious escalation” of government interference that could lead to the country’s athletes being unable to compete at the 2016 Olympic Games in Rio de Janeiro, Brazil.
The Kuwaiti government has filed a $1.3bn (€1.2bn) lawsuit against 14 board members of the Gulf state’s Olympic committee, including Olympic Council of Asia (OCA) president Sheikh Ahmad Al-Fahad Al-Sabah.
Kevin Dornberger, the long-serving president of World Bowling, has stepped down from the role to be replaced by Sheikh Talal Mohammed Al-Sabah.