The Union of Arab National Olympic Committees’ Arab Sport Pioneers Association (ASPA) course is all set to commence today (Sunday) at S Hotel in Seef area.
Bahrain Olympic Committee (BOC) board member and Women’s Sport Committee chairwoman Shaikha Hayat bint Abdulaziz Al Khalifa will be the patron for today’s event, which continues until September 21. The first session, which tips of at 10am, will be the definition, requirements and regulations of sport professionalism. It’s to be presented by a team of highly-qualified academics, led by Dr Mohammed Ruwaished of Saudi Arabia.
Other spokesmen for today’s sessions include Dr Mohammed Diyabat of Jordan, Dr Aziz Kareem of Iraq, and Bahrain’s Dr Abdulrahman Sayyar and Nabeel Taha. This week-long course will hold discussions related to sport professionalism as well as its requirement, regulations, rights, duties and effect of sport professionalism on the athlete life. It is being brought in cooperation with the Bahrain Olympic Committee, which formed a committee to prepare for the sessions.
This committee is headed by BOC executive director for sports affairs Abduljalil Asad and includes members Mohammed Al Balooshi, Hasan Ali, Fai Buallai, Jalal Al Mukhtar, Fatma Al Saqer and Hasan Juma.