Supreme Council for Youth and Sports member, Bahrain Olympic Committee board member and chairwoman of the women’s sports committee Shaikha Hayat bint Abdulaziz Al Khalifa continued to receive wide applause on winning the 2015 IOC Women & Sport Award for Asia.
Shaikha Hayat was recently congratulated by Her Highness Sheikha Jawaher bint Mohammed Al Qasimi, Wife of His Highness the Ruler of Sharjah and Chairperson of the Supreme Council for Family Affairs, in a letter sent to the Bahrain Olympic Committee premises in Seef.
Her Highness Sheikha Jawaher expressed compliments on the Bahraini’s recent honoring, which took place at the awards ceremony at the Olympic Museum in Lausanne.
She said Shaikha Hayat’s award winning achievement was well deserved for her longstanding efforts to promote women in sport,
Her Highness Sheikha Jawaher also commended Shaikha Hayat contributions at the BOC and to the sport movement in Bahrain, in general, and wished her progress.
Shaikha Hayat collected her award from IOC President Thomas Bach, in the presence of IOC Executive Committee member Prince Faisal bin Al Hussain of Jordan, President of ANOC and OCA President Shaikh Ahmed Al Subah and IOC vice-president Nawal El Moutawakel.