The Union of Arab National Olympic Committees’ Arab Sport Pioneers Association (ASPA) course came to a close on Wednesday at S Hotel in Seef area.
Bahrain Olympic Committee (BOC) board member and Women’s Sport Committee chairwoman Shaikha Hayat bint Abdulaziz Al Khalifa patronized the closing ceremony of this five-day gathering, which saw a group of highly-qualified academics from all over the Arab region take part.
Dr Mohammed Ruwaished of Saudi Arabia gave the closing remarks, in which he thanked the BOC for its contributions to bring this significant event to Bahrain.
He also invited Shaikh Isa bin Rashid Al Khalifa, first vice-chairman of the Supreme Council for Youth and Sports and BOC honorary president to become the ASPA honorary president.
On behalf of the participants, Dr Aziz Kareem of Iraq delivered a speech, in which he thanked both the ASPA, BOC A and Shaikha Hayat, and all speakers for their contributions to making this course a success.
The closing ceremony ended with Shaikha Hayat presenting a commemorative gift to BOC, which was received by its sports affairs executive director Abduljalil Asad.
Its worth noting that the course held discussions related to sport professionalism as well as its requirement, regulations, rights, duties and effect of sport professionalism on the athlete life.
It was being brought in cooperation with the Bahrain Olympic Committee, which formed a committee to prepare for the sessions. This committee was headed by BOC executive director for sports affairs Abduljalil Asad and includes members Mohammed Al Balooshi, Hasan Ali, Fai Buallai, Jalal Al Mukhtar, Fatma Al Saqer and Hasan Juma.?