By Zjan Shirinian

The Oman Olympic Committee has set the wheels in motion for the formation of a Sports Disputes and Arbitration Committee ©Denver Post via Getty ImagesThe Oman Olympic Committee (OOC) has approved the formation of a legal team to handle sports disputes.

Board members meeting in the capital Muscat gave the go-ahead for a system by which a new Sports Disputes and Arbitration Committee would operate to be drafted.

It will be made up of lawyers and other legal experts, and help regularise "the status of OOC and sports associations with regard to the resolution of sports disputes and arbitration in coordination with the competent authorities".

A team appointed to oversee its formation has been asked to submit a final draft by the end of August.

The Board meeting, under the chairmanship of OOC chief Sheikh Khalid bin Mohammed Al Zubair, also saw Oman's participation in the Asian Games in Incheon, South Korea from September 19 to October 4 approved, together with a related budget.

Meanwhile, a number of new administrative and technical posts have been established, with agreement to appoint an Executive Director at the OOC, a Director of Olympic Solidarity and other positions.

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