Supreme Council for Youth and Sport (SCYS) first deputy chairman, General Sports Authority (GSA) chairman and Bahrain Olympic Committee (BOC) president Shaikh Khalid bin Hamad Al Khalifa has affirmed that Bahrain has supported the sports sector to enable teams competing under the name ‘Team Bahrain’ to achieve victories in international events.
Shaikh Khalid was speaking as he received top sports achievers in recent tournaments.
He conveyed the greetings of His Majesty King Hamad and congratulated them on their outstanding results.
Shaikh Khalid affirmed the support of His Majesty, His Royal Highness Prince Salman bin Hamad Al Khalifa, Crown Prince and Prime Minister, and His Majesty’s representative for humanitarian work and youth affairs and SCYS chairman Shaikh Nasser bin Hamad Al Khalifa for the ongoing development of sports in Bahrain.
BOC secretary general Fares Al Kooheji expressed pride in celebrating the achievements of a new batch of athletes. He praised the support of His Majesty and HRH the Crown Prince and Prime Minister as well as the efforts of Shaikh Nasser and Shaikh Khalid.
Bahraini athletes’ recent global, continental, Arab, and Gulf achievements were in the fields of handball, bodybuilding, fitness, boxing, wrestling, weightlifting, swimming, snooker, mixed martial arts, triathlon, strongest man, rugby, badminton and fencing.