IOC rejects Kuwait appeal
12:00 AM, January 02, 2017 / LAST MODIFIED: 02:16 PM, January 02, 2017

IOC rejects Kuwait appeal

The International Olympic Committee (IOC) has rejected a call by the Kuwaiti government to temporarily lift a 14-month sports ban while the Gulf State amends a controversial law.

World sports bodies suspended Kuwait in October 2015 over alleged government meddling in sports.

Kuwait launched an appeal on December 23, but the IOC said it would not reconsider the situation.

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