UncategorisedColorful start for Mini Olympics

September 11, 20191

?The opening ceremony of the 2014 Schools Mini Olympics, organised by the Bahrain Olympic Committee (BOC) in cooperation with the Education Ministry, took place yesterday (April 24) at Isa Sports City in Riffa.
 Supreme Council for Youth and Sports chairman and BOC president Shaikh Nasser bin Hamad Al Khalifa delegated BOC acting general secretary Abdulrahman Askar to officially inaugurate  the event, which is open for boys and girls youngsters from different schools across the kingdom.
More than 700 intermediate stage students are lined up for this edition of the Schools Mini Olympics, being organised by the BOC in cooperation with the Education Ministry. They compete in four different sports – athletics, volleyball, basketball and table tennis, over the coming week for the ultimate prize.
Yesterday’s programme started with Education Ministry Dr Majid Al Nuaimi lighting the torch before at the ministry premises, before handling it to a group of young athlete who headed towards Isa Sport City’s Bahrain Table Tennis Association (BTTA) gym, where the opening ceremony took place.
Askar said he was satisfied with the organization of the opening ceremony, and thanked Shaikh Nasser for patronizing the Mini Olympics this year, and event which promotes the partnership between the BOC and the Education Ministry.
Also present at the ceremony were high-ranking sports and education ministry officials, including BOC  board member and BTTA president Shaikha Hayat bint Abdulaziz Al Khalifa, Director of Physical Education, Scouts and Girl Guides Dr. Shaikha Al Jeeb, Ministry of Education’s Assistant Undersecretary, BOC member and Bahrain Gymnastics Association President Dr. Khalid Ismail, and BOC’s Players Committee chairwoman Ruqaya Al Ghasara.
Dr Al Jeeb said she was pleased for this gathering, which underlines the true intentions to activate the role of school in the society and affirms the positive partnership between the education and the committee, in accordance to the joint directives of Shaikh Nasser and Dr Al Nuaimi.
She noted that the Mini Olympics will become the basis from which the school sports will head towards official competitiveness, while acknowledging young athletes on the principles and values of the Olympism.
This edition Mini Olympics is sponsored by Palace Projects, who will be presenting trophies and medals to the winners, while McDonalds is also contributing with free daily meals to the participants.

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