The 2015 Schools Mini Olympics is all set to take place next month, the Bahrain Olympic Committee announced yesterday (Feb. 8).
The second edition of the Olympics is due to be held from 1 March until April 30. It is organized by the BOC in cooperation with the Education Ministry and the sports associations.
BOC general secretary Abdulrahman Askar, meanwhile, said the committee is giving great attention to this particular event, which is in line with the vision of His Majesty the King’s Personal Representative for Charity Work and Youth Affairs, Supreme Council for Youth and Sports chairman and BOC president Shaikh Nasser bin Hamad Al Khalifa.
This statement was announced during the first preparatory meeting of purpose-formed committee for the Second Schools Mini Olympics held at the BOC premises in Seef.
Askar noted that the first edition of Mini Olympics was a great success, and said that the committee is hoping that it can maintain this achievement this year.
The meeting also discussed the timetable and plan of the committee, which includes arrangements in cooperation with the Education Ministry to have this year’s Mini Olympics held on time, prepare the budget for the event and address the companies and institutions for sponsorship.
On his part, projects director at the BOC Lounes Madene said the Mini Olympics will see the participation of teams from private and government schools. This year will also be open to secondary stage unlike in last year’s event, which only featured competitions for the intermediate stage.
There were four competition last year, namely volleyball, basketball, table tennis and athletics. Two additional sporting events – football and swimming – have been included for this year. This brings the total number of championships to six.
The preparatory committee also includes Khalifa Salmeen, Nawaf Abdulrahman, Seema Al Kharraz, Hassan Abdullatif, Mamoon Al Khatib, Fadi Humaidan, Waleed Al Muawda and Wafa Qanati.
The Mini Olympics aims to spread and promote the values and principles of the Olympic among government and private schools in the Kingdom, and motivate them to practice sports activities and follow a healthy life style.
This event features cultural programmes and field visits to national teams training as well as meetings with Olympic heroes in an attempt to boost their morale and achieve the aspirations in future Olympics.?