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Kuwait
Kuwait
25th Commando
Commando
Brigade Kuwait
Kuwait
Emiri Guard Brigade

Battles/wars

Six Day War Invasion of Kuwait Battle of Dasman Palace

Awards

Military Service Medal, Bronze (Kuwait) Medal of Military Duty, First Class (Kuwait) Order of Military Courage, First Class (Egypt)

Children

5 Sons & 1 Daughter

Sheikh
Sheikh
Ahmed Al-Fahad Al-Ahmed Al-Sabah Sheikh
Sheikh
Talal Fahad Al-Sabah Sheikh
Sheikh
Athbi Al-Fahad Al-Sabah Sheikh
Sheikh
Khaled Al-Fahad Al-Sabah Sheikh
Sheikh
Dari Al-Fahad Al-Sabah Sheikha Bibi Al-Fahad Al-Sabah

Relations HE Sheikh
Sheikh
Ahmad Al-Jaber Al-Sabah
Ahmad Al-Jaber Al-Sabah
(father)

Sheikh
Sheikh
Fahad Al-Ahmed Al-Jaber Al-Sabah (10 August 1945 – 2 August 1990) (Arabic: الشيخ الشهيد فهد الأحمد الجابر الصباح‎) was a member of the House of Sabah
House of Sabah
and a Kuwaiti military officer who was also the founder of the Asian Handball Federation and Kuwait
Kuwait
Olympic Committee.[1] Fahad died fighting alongside the Kuwait
Kuwait
Emiri Guard in defending Dasman Palace.

Contents

1 Early life 2 Military career

2.1 Military commands

2.1.1 Six Day War
Six Day War
1967

3 Olympic and Sports administration career

3.1 Kuwait
Kuwait
Sports 3.2 Arab Sports 3.3 Asian Sports 3.4 International Sports

3.4.1 1982 World Cup incident

4 Dasman Palace 5 Personal life 6 Honours and awards

6.1 Kuwait
Kuwait
National Honours 6.2 Arab and non-Arab Honours

7 See also 8 References

Early life[edit] Fahad was the son of Ahmad Al-Jaber Al-Sabah
Ahmad Al-Jaber Al-Sabah
and was educated in Kuwait
Kuwait
for his primary and secondary schooling. Military career[edit] Fahad was commissioned in the Kuwait
Kuwait
Armed Forces on April 22, 1963 as an Aspirant. He pursued further military training in a military institution in the United Kingdom
United Kingdom
on July 30, 1964. Fahad was subsequently promoted to Second lieutenant on July 19, 1965 and First lieutenant on March 1, 1967. On June 7, 1970 he was promoted to the rank of Captain. Military commands[edit] Main article: Chief of the General Staff (Kuwait)

Acting commander by delegation of the 2nd Commando
Commando
Battalion, Kuwait 25th Commando
Commando
Brigade attached to the Yarmouk Brigade Staff Officer in the Kuwait
Kuwait
Emiri Guard on November 25, 1968 in the rank of First-Lieutenant

Six Day War
Six Day War
1967[edit] In June 1967 the Kuwait
Kuwait
Armed Forces were engaged outside the borders of Kuwait
Kuwait
for the first time, during the Six-Day War
Six-Day War
between Israel and four Arab countries (Egypt, Iraq, Syria and Jordan). Fahad took part in the Six-Day War
Six-Day War
attached to the Yarmouk Brigade of the Kuwait Army; as acting commander by delegation of the 2nd Commando
Commando
Battalion, on the Egyptian front. Olympic and Sports administration career[edit] Kuwait
Kuwait
Sports[edit]

President, Kuwait
Kuwait
Olympic Committee 1974–1985 and re-elected in 1989.[1] President, Qadsia Sports Club, 1969–1979. President, Kuwait
Kuwait
Basketball Federation, 1974–1977.

Arab Sports[edit]

First Vice President, Arab Sports Union 1976–1990. First Vice- President, Arab Basketball Federation 1974–1976.

Asian Sports[edit]

President, Asian Games Federation, 1979–1982. President, Asian Handball Federation, 1974–1990.

International Sports[edit]

Vice-President, International Handball Federation, 1980–1990. Vice-President, Association of National Olympic Committee, 1979–1990. Member, International Olympic Committee, 1981–1990. Member, IOC Executive Board, 1985–1989. President, Olympic Council of Asia, 1982–1990.

1982 World Cup incident[edit] During the match against France at the 1982 FIFA World Cup, France scored a goal while some of the Kuwaiti players had stopped, having heard a whistle. The goal was initially awarded by the referee, who had not blown, but was cancelled after Fahad stepped onto the field and ordered the referee to reverse his decision. A few months before his death, Fahad invited Michel Platini
Michel Platini
(at the time the French football team's captain) to apologize for his unethical behavior eight years before.[citation needed] Dasman Palace[edit] In August 1990, Iraq invaded Kuwait.[2][3] While Kuwait
Kuwait
was being overrun, the Emir of Kuwait
Kuwait
was exiled from the country. Various Military Forces units were engaged in different battle sectors; Fahad died fighting alongside the Kuwait
Kuwait
Emiri Guard commanders in the Battle of Dasman Palace during the Iraqi invasion. Personal life[edit] Fahad was married and was the father of five sons and one daughter. One of his sons is Ahmed Al-Fahad Al-Ahmed Al-Sabah, who is president of the Olympic Council of Asia, as well as a member of the International Olympic Committee. Honours and awards[edit] Kuwait
Kuwait
National Honours[edit]

Military Service Medal, Bronze Medal of Military Duty, First Class

Arab and non-Arab Honours[edit]

Order of military courage of Egypt, First Class Order of Republic of Tunisia Order of Republic of Yemen, First Class Honorary Doctorate from the Halwan University, Egypt Olympic Gold Medal from the General Secretariat of the Cooperation Council for the Arab States of the Gulf Appreciation Decoration on behalf of UNESCO Honorary Doctorate in Law from University of Seoul, South Korea Honorary citizenship of Japan

See also[edit]

Military of Kuwait

Biography portal Royalty portal Kuwait
Kuwait
portal

References[edit]

^ a b "Brief Resume of the late Sheikh
Sheikh
Fahad Al-Ahmad Al-Sabah". Archived from the original on October 8, 2007. Retrieved 2008-01-17.  ^ "On This Day: 2 August; 1990: Iraq invades Kuwait". bbc.co.uk. British Broadcasting Corporation. Retrieved 23 March 2015.  ^ The Crimes of Saddam Hus

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