UncategorisedCapital Governorate to host second Olympic Day event

September 11, 20190

The second running race of the 2016 Olympic Day is set to take place today at the host of the Capital Governorate in Manama.
Today’s event is organised by the Bahrain Olympic Committee (BOC) and is part of the two-week Olympic Day activities to join the world in celebrating this special occasion.
Just three days after the Northern Governorate had organised the inaugural race of the Olympic Day, the Capital Governorate has finalized its preparations for the second race, scheduled to tip off at 5pm from Tubli Bay walkway near Fatima Kanoo Mosque.
It will feature races four different age categories – 6 to 8 years, 9 to 11, 12 to 14 and 15 and above. The awarding ceremony will take place right after the races, when the top three athletes in each race will receive their respective medals.
Capital Governor Shaikh Hisham bin Abdulrahman Al Khalifa commended the efforts of Shaikh Nasser bin Hamad Al Khalifa, representative of His Majesty the King for Charity Works and Youth Affairs, Supreme Council for Youth and Sports Chairman and BOC President, by involving different segments of the Bahrain society in such programmes.
Shaikh Hisham asserted his governorate’s commitment to promote the concept of cooperation among the community by organising and supporting a variety of activities in an attempt to develop community partnership with the BOC and other authorities in the kingdom.
On his part, BOC general secretary Abdulrahman Askar expressed pride for this partnership with the Capital Governorate in bringing the Olympic Day activities.
Askar noted that the Olympic Day is an international occasion, which is celebrates all over the world by organising a set of sports and entertaining programmes that target the entire community.
The BOC general secretary added that having these activities in all of Bahrain’s four governorates for the first time this year would certainly contribute to the success of the Olympic Day.
He also commended the efforts of the Capital Governorate and extended his confidence in the governorate’s ability to pull off a successful event this year.
The Olympic Day is being held under the patronage of Shaikh Nasser bin Hamad Al Khalifa, representative of His Majesty the King for Charity Works and Youth Affairs, Supreme Council for Youth and Sports Chairman and BOC President.

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