The Bahrain Olympic Committee signed an agreement with the International Council for Health, Physical Education, Recreation, Sports and Dance (ICHPER.SD) to host the 56th ICHPER.SD Anniversary World Congress and Exposition later this year.
This four-day congress, which will focus on the theme ‘Towards building a new sports system’, is scheduled to take place from November 30 to December 3 with around 800 officials from 120 countries from all over the world in attendance.
BOC general secretary Abdulrahman Askar, BOC board member Dr Khalid Al Alawi, ICHPER.SD honourary president Dong Yang and council president Dr Adel Nashar signed the agreement, in the presence of BOC member Isa Abdulrahim.
Askar said the agreement is in compliance with the directives of Supreme Council for Youth and Sports chairman and BOC president Shaikh Nasser bin Hamad Al Khalifa, in an attempt to link science with sport.
He noted that the committee would harness all its abilities to ensure the success of this congress, which will bring up several significant scientific research papers that are linked to health, sports, physical education and recreation.
“The main theme of the conference embraces the Olympic movement and the academic field of concern and scientific aspects of sports and social development, sports marketing and sponsorship issues,” said Yang after the agreement-signing ceremony.
“Some of the objectives of the congress is to promote active lifestyle and how important it is related to personal, physical and mental health and also promote general physical activities in this country.
The participating countries will present these subjects in the area of their respective countries and citizens involvement and engagements of physical activities for physical fitness purpose of the people,” added Yang.
“This congress is an awakening momentum to the Olympic movement populations of Bahrain and ministry of education because this is the development that concerns the physical education program for all stages”.
“Our organization is committed to fostering the essence of education in Health, Physical Education, Recreation, Sports and Dance (HPERSD) fields through international understanding and goodwill, safeguarding peace, freedom, and respect for human dignity. We also seek to promote quality HPERSD programs, professional standards, scholarly pursuits, research, and exchanges of knowledge among its constituent members, as well as other concerned professionals and institutions,” further explained Yang.
The council recognizes distinguished scholars, researchers, contributors and administrators in the field of HPERSD and the Olympic Movement throughout the world, to encourage highest standards and excellence in the professions/disciplines of HPERSD.