UncategorisedNational Sports Day approved

September 11, 20190

Bahrain will have an all new ‘National Sports Day’ starting from 2017, the Bahrain Olympic Committee announced yesterday (Monday).
The National Sports Day, involving all segments of the Bahrain society, has been scheduled to take place on the second week of February every starting next year. It is an initiative by the BOC to promote a healthy lifestyle among its population.
The BOC will now address the government to execute the decision and release a circulation to both the government and private sectors in Bahrain to take part in this national event, which is in compliance with the decision GCC National Olympic Committees’ Presidents to have a national sports day organized on the same day in all of the region.
The decision was revealed at the seventh BOC board meeting, chaired by President Shaikh Nasser bin Hamad Al Khalifa, at the committee premises in Seef.
Shaikh Nasser, Representative of His Majesty the King for Charity Work and Youth Affairs, and Chairman of the Supreme Council for Youth and Sports, also reviewed a number of subjects with his board on the meeting agenda.
Shaikh Nasser took this opportunity to congratulate the Bahrain Athletics Association on winning the 17th Arab Championships in Algeria where they took 20 medals in total (14 gold, 5 silver, 1 bronze).
He issued his directives to prepare for the national sports federations elections for the 2016/2020 term, as well as a qualifying course for sports federations’ presidents, who are to be elected for the new electoral cycle.
The BOC president also directed to build specialsied sports schools in each of the four governorates in cooperation with the Education Ministry in an attempt to develop the students’ physical and educational skills.
The board had talks on the committee’s General Secretariat reports, such as the Shaikh Isa bin Rashid Al Khalifa Award for Voluntary Work, the Third GCC Conference on Sport and Environment that took place in Dubai between February 24 and 27, 2016.
Other reports that presented at the meeting were relevant to the women’s training centre action plan and the medical clinics programmes.
The initiative of establishing a GCC Sports Dispute Centre in Bahrain as per decision of their Highnesses Presidents of National Olympic Committees in their 30th meeting held in Riyadh on April 4, 2016, was also discussed at the meeting.

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