UncategorisedAll systems go for 2015 Olympic Day

September 11, 20190

?The 2015 Olympic Day is all set to take place today (Friday) from 3pm at the Bahrain International Circuit, with hundreds of participants and volunteers expected to take part.
This year’s Olympic Day is organized by the Bahrain Olympic Committee (BOC) as Bahrain joins other countries from around the world to celebrate this special occasion.
The Olympic Day is celebrated all over the world on June 23 every year, but the Bahrain Olympic Committee decided to hold it 11 days earlier as it clashes with the Month of Ramadan.
Today’s event will be held under the patronage of the personal representative of His Majesty the King for Charity Works and Youth Affairs, Supreme Council for Youth and Sports chairman and Bahrain Olympic Committee president Shaikh Nasser bin Hamad Al Khalifa.
The final preparations have been made with BOC general secretary yesterday (Thursday) witnessing a rehearsal performed at different locations inside the circuit in Sakhir.
The programme for this celebration begins at 4.45pm with the arrival of the event patron. It will be followed by the walking/running races at 5pm.
More than 300 athletes, including 100 Interior Ministry staff, will be taking part in the walking/running race. The race is organized in coordination with the Bahrain Roadrunners. It comprises four races of different categories. The first will be open for six to 8 years and covers 400 metres.
Other races will be open for 9-10 years and is over 800m, a 1.5km will be for 12-14 years athletes, while the fourth category race will be over 5km and is open for those aged from 15 years and above.
A lecture on sport nutrition, to be conducted by Mohammed Saad, has been scheduled for 6pm. It will be followed by another lecture on sports injuries by Ahmed Al Anzoor at 6.20pm.
Late on, the winners of the races will be honored at 6.40pm, then the Olympic handprint corner is to be launched at 7pm. It will be followed by a tour to a variety of side activities at 7.10pm.
Activities confirmed on this occasion are conducted by the sports federations of gymnastics, martial arts, maritime sports, disabled sports, as well as other events for the kids such as face coloring, pottery coloring, photo corner, children competitions and games.
The 2015 Olympic Day, sponsored by McDonalds, Jawad, Trafco Group and Palace Projects, is a celebration for youth around the world to observe the Olympic values of Fair Play, Perseverance, Respect and Sportsmanship. It is also a day to celebrate the International Olympic Committee’s 3 pillars: Move, Learn and Discover.

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