UncategorisedSchool Mini Olympics begins today

September 11, 20190

?The 2014 Schools Mini Olympics, organised by the Bahrain Olympic Committee (BOC) in cooperation with the Education Ministry, is all set to commence today (April 22).
Four competitions in volleyball, basketball, table tennis and athletics will take place during the week-long Olympics, which is open for students aged from 17 years and below.
The Olympics action begins at 9am with matches in girls table tennis championship, in which eight teams were divided into two groups, and matches are scheduled to take place at Bahrain Table Tennis Association Gym in Riffa.
In the girls basketball championship, there are six teams in the fray and were also drawn into two groups.
There are also matches today in the volleyball tournament, in which sis teams will be fighting for the title. They were placed into two groups of three teams each.
In the boys section, there are two matches kicking off the basketball championship, which features six teams in total.
There are six teams in the fray for the volleyball event, while six schools are also competing in the table tennis championship. In athletics, eight contests in total are due to take place, including 80m, 400m, high jump, long jump, 1,000m, 200m, 600m and 100mx4 relay.
The officials opening ceremony is scheduled for Thursday (April 24) and will be under the patronage of Supreme Council for Youth and Sports chairman and BOC president Shaikh Nasser bin Hamad Al Khalifa.
This edition Mini Olympics is sponsored by Palace Projects, who will be presenting trophies and medals to the winners, while McDonalds is also contributing with free daily meals to the participants.
The previous edition Mini Olympics was launched by the British Embassy and the Bahrain Olympic Committee in April 2012 marking the London Olympics.
More than 400 school children, representing four Bahraini government and private schools competed in the Mini Olympic activities including the long jump, sprint races, football, 4 x 100 metre races as well as an art competition.

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