UncategorisedSports Day success noted

September 11, 20191

?Shaikh Nasser bin Hamad Al Khalifa, Representative of His Majesty the King for Charity Work and Youth Affairs, Chairman of the Supreme Council for Youth and Sports, and President of the Bahrain Olympic Committee, gave a thump up for the organization of last month’s Bahrain Sports Day.
Shaikh Nasser commended the efforts of the organizing committee of the event, headed by BOC general secretary Abdulrahman Askar, and thanked His Royal Highness Prince Khalifa bin Salman Al Khalifa, the Prime Minister, for his decision to dedicate half day at work to exercise on February 13 to celebrate the occasion.
This was announced at the BOC new board second meeting, chaired by Shaikh Nasser, at the committee premises in Seef area.
Shaikh Nasser started the meeting by congratulating the new board and the achievements they made over the past few months, and wished Bahrain an ‘Only Gold’ year, a slogan he initiated this year to motivate the Bahraini athletes at regional and international championships.
During the meeting, the board looked into the allocated budget for 2018, as Shaikh Nasser directed to reduce expenses at the BOC and work on new investing opportunities to finance programmes presented by the committee.
Shaikh Nasser also urged all national sports federations to organize sports activities for women on the senior level to build on the achievements made by women in Bahrain.
The board approved the standings committee heads as Shaikha Hayat bint Abdulaziz Al Khalifa renamed chairwoman of the Women’s Sport Committee, Khalid Al Khayat and Shaikh Hamad bin Rashid Al Khalifa for the Environment and Sports Committee, Abdulla Al Dossary for Marketing Committee, while the technical committee head is yet to be declared.
Other decisions made was to form a Diving Committee, to be under the umbrella of the Bahrain Maritime Sports Federations, while three members were added to the Bahrain Mixed Martial Arts Federations – Ahmed Al Wazzan, Tareq Ahmed and Mohammed Zayed.
The Athletes Commission, being headed by board member Omar Al Malki, will be officially registered at the International Olympic Committee, and all national sports federations were urged to have their respective Athletes Commissions soon.
Shaikh Nasser also approved a number of activities to be organized by the BOC, this year, including the Fifth School Mini Olympics and the Bahrain Futsal Challenge, both taking place this month.
Other events are the Shaikh Isa bin Rashid Al Khalifa Award for Voluntary Work in April, the Shaikh Nasser bin Hamad Scientific Research Award in the field of sports and the first Bahrain Baby games, both in May, the Olympic Day in June, the first Physical Literacy Conference in September.

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