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Hisham Al Jowder announces the start of the running race/walkathon at the sports village.
Bahrain’s National Sports Day reaches all sectors of society

09 Feb 2017
Manama, Bahrain, February 7, 2017: Bahrain’s first-ever National Sports Day was deemed a great success for involving citizens in all kinds of sports and activities on Tuesday. This day-long event was organised by the Bahrain Olympic Committee (BOC) in cooperation with ministries, government bodies, national sports federations, sports clubs and Bahrain’s four governorates.

A packed programme of activities, open to the public of all ages and nationalities, were staged in different parts of the kingdom in an attempt to involve all segments of the Bahrain society to celebrate this national occasion.

Youth and Sports Affairs Minister Hisham bin Mohammed Al Jowder gave the starting signal to the 1.7-km run and walkathon – the feature activity of the event – at the Sports Village behind the National Stadium in Riffa.

Other sports and activities included table tennis, athletics, mind sports, volleyball, badminton, hockey, disabilities sports, horse riding, 3x3 basketball, gymnastics, cycling, weightlifting, mixed martial arts, self-defence, sky diving, tennis, sailing, cricket and football.

Among top-ranking sports officials attending the event were Southern Governor, BOC board member and Organising Committee chairman Shaikh Abdulla bin Rashid Al Khalifa, BOC board member and women’s sport committee chairwoman Shaikha Hayat bint Abdulaziz Al Khalifa, Supreme Council for Youth and Sports assistant general secretary and BOC general secretary Abdulrahman Askar and senior representatives of ministries, sports federations, clubs and youth centres.
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