October 13, 2015

LAUSANNE, Switzerland (AP) The IOC has set a deadline of Oct. 27 for the resolution of a dispute that could lead to Kuwait's suspension from the Olympic body.

International Olympic Committee officials held meetings in Lausanne on Monday with a high-level Kuwaiti delegation to discuss issues involving sports legislation in the Gulf country.

The IOC says ''all parties agreed to fully respect and comply with the principles and rules of the Olympic Charter and the statutes of the international federations.''

The IOC says a working group has been set up to resolve the issues by Oct. 27 ''in the interest of the Olympic Movement in Kuwait and the athletes.''

Kuwaiti was suspended by the IOC for more than two years but reinstated in 2012 following guarantees that new sports laws would be adopted.

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