Lebanese Delegation in the 5th Asian Beach Games

21 Sep. 2016- The Lebanese Olympic committee delegation has left Beirut International Airport to participate in the 5th Asian Beach Games held in De Nang Vitetnam, from the 24th of September till the 3rd of October.

The delegation was formed according to The Executive Committee of the Lebanese Olympic Committee as follows:

Mr. François Saade as President

Youssef Zeineddine as physiotherapist

  • Sambo, Crash, Ju jtsu: Abdo Ayoub (director) and Andre Mashlab (coach)

The players: Lea Farhat, Karen Chammas, Ghady Moussa, Kevin Nicolaos, Jad Fadel , Pierre Bou Abboud, Elie Al Chaer.

  • Muay Thai: Sami Kiblawi (director) – Shady Sowaidan (coach)

The players: Roula Khaled, Mariana Kamara, Ahmed Ondash, Mohammed Fneish

  • Beach volleyball: Waleed Kassouf (director)

The players: Jean Abi Chedid, Joe Azzi.

  • Beach Soccer: Alex Praga (Technical director), Khaled Bourjawi (coach), Hassan Ezzedine (Assistant Coach), Joseph Kanaan (equipment)

The Players: Ahmad Jarada, Abbas Zeineddine, Mustapha Al Zein, Mohammad Merhi, Hussein Salameh, Mohammad Machlab Matar, Mohammad Ahmad Cheker, Mohammad Sleiman, Sameh Jalal.

President of the Olympic Committee, Mr. Jean Hammam has wished the best of luck to this delegation elected by the concerned federations to increase competitiveness.

He added that the Lebanese Olympic Committee is working hard to enhance the level of our participations abroad, in cooperation with the federations. He also insisted that the delegation should abide by the rules and the ethical principles while dealing with other delegations. The delegation should exert efforts to represent Lebanon in the best way possible.

The Opening Ceremony will be held on the 24th of September, the Executive Committee of the Olympic Committee named Karen Chammas to carry the Lebanese flag in the presentation of the participating countries. The delegation will first compete in Muay Thai on September 21st.

Article by Jana Chehwan