Manama, Bahrain, May 3, 2021: In keeping with the safety of all members of the Bahrain delegation heading to the Tokyo Olympics, the Bahrain Olympic Committee coordinated with the Bahrain Handball Federation to arrange covid-19 vaccinations for all members of the handball team.
The Director of the Bahrain National Sports Medicine and Rehabilitation Centre, Dr. Khalid Al-Shaikh, worked with the Bahrain Handball Federation in cooperation with the Secretary General of the Bahrain Olympic Committee, Mohammed Hassan Al-Nusuf.
Dr. Khalid Al-Shaikh said that the Bahrain Olympic Committee was keen to raise awareness of all members of the mission, athletes and administrators, on the need to have the vaccine because of the positive effects on health and safety. It would also avoid health complications associated with the various, he added.
The project to vaccinate members of the Bahrain delegation before departing for Tokyo is in line with the national efforts aimed at the safety of the citizens and residents of the Kingdom.
Dr. Khalid Al-Shaikh praised the cooperation of the Bahrain Handball Federation and the care and attention of its officials to complete the vaccination process in a short period of time. This reflected the awareness and importance of taking an active role in the process and in taking responsibility to overcome the virus.
The Bahrain Olympic Committee continues to encourage all members of the delegation to take the vaccine for their own safety and in coordination with their national sports associations and in line with requests from the Tokyo 2020 organising committee.
In other news from Bahrain:
Bahrain has secured two more qualification places in the Tokyo athletics competition. Shumi Dechasa won the Geneva Marathon in Switzerland in a time of 2 hours, 6 minutes and 59 seconds and Edidiong Odiong finished third in a women’s 200m race in Florida, USA, in 22.80 seconds to achieve the qualifying standard.
The secretary of the Bahrain Athletics Association, Yousef Ahmed, congratulated the pair and said their qualification was a result of their spirit and determination and their desire to excel at the highest level, especially as their preparations have been hampered by the pandemic.