The Bahrain Olympic Committee’s (BOC) Sports Training and Development Centre title has been changed to the Bahrain Olympic Academy, it was announced yesterday.
The decision was revealed at the seventh BOC board meeting, chaired by its president Shaikh Nasser bin Hamad Al Khalifa, at the committee premises in Seef. It was the first meeting since the new BOC board of directors was elected last July.
Shaikh Nasser, Representative of His Majesty the King for Charity Work and Youth Affairs, Chairman of the Supreme Council for Youth and Sports, and President of the BOC, noted the significant support offered by the country’s leadership to sport, resulting in successive achievements over the past years.
Shaikh Nasser also congratulated the Bahraini athletes, who achieved remarkable results at the ongoing World Athletics Championship in London, which was a result of the hard work efforts of the Bahrain Athletics Association and its president Shaikh Khalid bin Hamad Al Khalifa.
The board also approved the last General Assembly, where Shaikh Salman bin Ebrahim was voted to a second successive term as BOC vice-president.
Other board members attending the meeting were Shaikha Hayat bint Abdulaziz Al Khalifa, Shaikh Mohammed bin Ebrahim Al Khalifa, Shaikh Hamad bin Rashid Al Khalifa, Rashid Al Zayani, Omar Al Malki and general secretary Abdulrahman Askar.