Jordan to send seven athletes to Beijing Olympics 2008-06-23 16:11:46   Print

Special report: 2008 Olympic Games

    AMMAN, June 23 (Xinhua) -- Jordan will send seven athletes to compete at the Beijing Olympics from August 8 to 24, according to a statement from the Jordan Olympic Committee (JOC).

    The athletes include Zeina Shaban (table tennis), Razan Fareed (swimming), Anas Hamoudeh (swimming), Khalil Hanahneh (athletics), Bara' Marwan (athletics), Nadeen Dwani (taekwondo) and Ibrahim Bisharat (equestrian), said local daily Jordan Times.

    Among the seven, Dwani, Shaban, Bisharat and sprinter Hanahneh had attended the Athens Games in 2004 while the rest will be making their debuts.

    "The Olympic Games is the pinnacle of any sports man or woman's career and I would like to wish our athletes all the best with their final preparations for Beijing," HRH Prince Feisal, president of the JOC, said in the statement.

    Prince Feisal also commended China on the preparations which have exceeded all expectations and records.

    "The Olympic Games serve as a bridge of friendship among people from around the world and the Beijing Olympics will promote understanding among them and spread friendship among all participants," the Prince said.

Editor: Sun Yunlong
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