Bahrain’s sports achievers were treated to a spectacular award evening on Thursday.
Staged at Shaikh Abdulaziz bin Mohammed Al Khalifa Hall of University of Bahrain in Sakhir, the awarding ceremony involved more than 800 men and women athletes, administrators and coaches with exceptional achievements between 2015 and 2017.
The event was patronised by Supreme Council for Environment deputy chairman and Royal Equestrian and Endurance Federation president Shaikh Faisal bin Rashid Al Khalifa, who presented the prizes.
Others present on the occasion include Supreme Council for Youth and Sports deputy general secretary and BOC general secretary Abdulrahman Askar, BOC board members and representatives of national sports federations.
A short introductory film on Bahrain’s most outstanding achievements over the last three years was screened at the beginning of the ceremony. It was followed by the opening remarks by Askar, who extended his gratitudes to all Bahraini athletes for their efforts to raise Bahrain’s flag high in regional and international competitions.
Askar also thanked His Majesty the King’s representative for Charity Works and Youth Affairs, Supreme Council for Youth and Sports chairman, and BOC president Shaikh Nasser bin Hamad Al Khalifa for his support.