Uncategorised3rd Mini Olympics underway

September 11, 20190

The Third School Mini Olympics got underway on Thursday (April 21) with 3,000 students from 24 government and private schools taking part.
Organised by the Bahrain Olympic Committee (BOC) in cooperation with the Ministry of Education, the event features nine sports events in total and will run until May 5.
They are football, basketball, volleyball, athletics, swimming, table tennis, taekwondo, aquathlon and disability sports.
The opening ceremony, staged at Isa Sports City’s Bahrain Volleyball Association gym in Riffa, was patronized by BOC board member and Woman’s Sport Committee chairwoman Shaikha Hayat bint Abdulaziz Al Khalifa, who lit the Olympic torch.
Early on, a number of music shows and performances were put on by students from the Indian School and Abdulrahman Kanoo International School, then Shaikha Hayat declared the Mini Olympics open.
Commenting on this occasion, Shaikha Hayat expressed pride for having such an event in Bahrain every year, which is in line with the directive of Shaikh Nasser bin Hamad Al Khalifa, representative of His Majesty the King for Charity Work and Youth Affairs, Supreme Council for Youth and Sports Chairman, and BOC President.
Shaikha Hayat added that the Mini Olympics is in compliance with the keenness of the keenness of the BOC to implement its strategy aimed to spread sports across the nation and prepare all means to promote knowledge and physical education among the younger generation, besides the principles of Olympic values and ideals.
She noted that the first two editions of the Mini Olympics achieved tremendous success with large number of entries from different government and private schools competing in a variety of sports activities.
 Shaikha Hayat also extended her thanks and appreciation to the Education Ministry for its significant efforts, which played a major part in the success of this national sporting gathering, and wished everyone the best of luck.

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