Abdulrahman Askar’s mandate as Bahrain Olympic Committee acting general secretary has been renewed for another year, the committee announced yesterday.
Askar, who was named acting general secretary in May 2013, was officially appointed general secretary of the committee as per an approval from Supreme Council for Youth and Sports chairman and BOC president Shaikh Nasser bin Hamad Al Khalifa.
The decision was announced after the third meeting of the BOC board, headed by Supreme Council for Youth and Sports general secretary and BOC vice-president Shaikh Salman bin Ebrahim Al Khalifa. The board graced this decision and wished Askar success.
At the beginning of the meeting, Shaikh Salman congratulated Shaikh Nasser on his recent appointment by a Royal Order as His Majesty the King’s Representative for Charity Work and Youth Affairs.
Shaikh Salman also congratulated Bahrain Athletics Association president Shaikh Khalid on his association winning second place in the GCC Sport and Environment Award, and BOC board member Abdulhakim Al Shino on recently winning the presidency of the International Military Sports Council.
Late on, the board discussed a number of subjects on its agenda, including the approval of the standing committees of the BOC board, as Dr Khalid Ismail was named head of the Medial Committee, which also comprises Abduljalil Asad, Lounes Madene and Dr Khalid Al Shaikh.
The Adel Al Assami is heading the Marketing Committee, featuring Ali Qassim, Ghazi Radi, Mohammed Sharida, Abeer Swar and Ahmed Bumjaid.
The Technical Committee includes head Ali Ishaqi and members Dawood Al Manea, Dr Hussain Jaffer, Essam Abdulla, Lounes Madene, Mohammed Lori and Hahayt Al Sayed. These committees will submit regular reports onto the BOC board each in accordance to its specialties.
The board also approved its constitution after the recent amendments from the International Olympic Committee, as well as heads of the Bahraini missions to the upcoming multi-sport Games events as Shaikh Nasser will head Bahrain’s delegation to the 17th Asian Games in South Korea.
Shaikh Abdulla bin Rashid Al Khalifa was named head of the delegation to the Asian Beach Games in Phuket, while the Olympic Youth Games in China will be headed by Abdulhakim Al Shino.