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Shaikh Nasser steps down as Bahrain NOC President

Date : 11 Mar 2019

Manama, Bahrain, March 11, 2019: Shaikh Nasser bin Hamad Al Khalifa has decided to step down as President of the Bahrain Olympic Committee, it was announced on Sunday.

During the annual board meeting of the BOC, Shaikh Nasser said the decision was made in order to devote himself to the Supreme Council for Youth and Sports, of which he is Chairman.

Abdulrahman Askar, Secretary General of the BOC for over five years, will also be departing Bahrain’s National Olympic Committee. He has also been assigned to work full time as an assistant secretary general at the Supreme Council.

Askar will be succeeded as Secretary General by Mohammed Hassan Al Nusuf, as per the decision issued by Shaikh Nasser.

A number of other subjects were brought up at the meeting, while recommendations were made in regards to crucial issues.

Among leading topics discussed were extending the term of the Board of Directors of the Bahrain Equestrian and Endurance Federation, headed by Shaikh Faisal bin Rashid Al Khalifa, and appointing a new Board of Directors of the Bahrain Sports Federation of Universities, headed by Dr. Shaikh Saqer Bin Salman Al Khalifa.

The BOC board also decided to keep the Bahrain Triathlon Federation board under the presidency of Abdulla Abdulsalam.

In other business, the sports federations were urged to activate women’s sports activities by having more official events that help women engage in a variety of sports.

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