Bahrain Olympic Committee
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|President||HH Sheikh Nasser bin Hamad Al Khalifa|
|Secretary General||HE Abdulrahman Sadeq Askar|
Bahrain Olympic Committee (IOC code: BRN) is the National Olympic Committee representing Bahrain as a member of the International Olympic Committee. It was formed in 1978 and received official recognition in 1979. It is responsible for organising Bahrain's participation in the Olympic Games.
Bahrain Olympic Committee History
The Bahrain Olympic Committee was founded in 1979 and re-registered according to the law No. (21) of the year 1989, issued on 26/06/1990 under No. (3) on the organization of clubs and associations in the field of youth and sports at the General Organization for Youth and Sports and has legal personality from the date of its registration publication in the Official Gazette. The idea to establish the committee was finally fulfilled on May 19, 1979 as it became the official organization supervising sport activities in Bahrain and under the Supreme Council for Youth and Sports, which was founded in 1975, presided by the then Crown Prince His Majesty King Hamad. And following the constituent meeting on May 19, 1979, in the presence of representatives of nine sports associations – athletics, swimming, football, basketball, volleyball, handball, weightlifting, table tennis and shooting, the main system of the committee was formed and submitted to the Ministry of Labor and Social Affairs, which was then the supervising organization of the national clubs and the sports associations.
Vision & Mission
The state vision of BOC is To enable the employees of the Olympic movement to achieve sustainable excellence BOC's Mission is to Protect, develop and organise sports movement in the Kingdom of Bahrain under the Olympic Charter by promoting partnerships with relevant authorities.
Sport Federations Under The Bahrain Olympic Committee
1. Bahrain Football Association 2. Bahraini Athletics Association 3. Bahrain Handball Federation 4. Bahrain Volleyball Association 5. Bahrain Table Tennis Association 6. Bahrain Tennis Federation 7. Bahrain Gymnastics Federation 8. Bahrain Basketball Association 9. Bahrain Bowling Federation 10. Bahrain Weightlifting and Bodybuilding Federation 11. Bahrain Royal Equestrian and Endurance Federation 12. Bahrain Swimming Association 13. Bahraini Martial Arts Association 14. Bahrain Squash and Badminton Federation 15. Bahrain Triathlon Association 16. Bahrain Motor Federation 17. Bahraini Mind Sports Association 18. Bahrain Golf Association 19. Bahraini Marine Sports Association 20. Bahrain Disabled Sports Federation 21. Bahrain Sport for All Federation 22. Bahrain Shooting Association 23. Bahraini Cycling Association 24. Bahraini Snooker and Billiards Federation 25. Bahraini Cricket Association 26. Bahrain Fencing Association 27. Bahraini Pigeons Committee
Committees Associated With The Bahrain Olympic Committees
1. Marketing Committee 2. Technical Committee 3. Women and Sport Committee 4. Sport and the Environment Committee
Board of Directors
1. HH Shaikh Nasser bin Hamad Al Khalifa (President of the Board) 2. His Excellency Shaikh Salman bin Ebrahim Al Khalifa (Vice-President) 3. Abdul Rahman Sadeq Askar (General Secretary) 4. HE Shaikh Abdullah bin Rashid Al Khalifa (Treasurer) 5. HE Shaikh Ali bin Khalifa Al Khalifa (Board Member) 6. HE Shaikha Hayat bint Abdulaziz Al Khalifa life (Board Member) 7. Adel bin Abdulrahman Al Asoomi (Board Member) 8. Dr. Khalid Al Alawi (Board Member) 9. Ali Isa Isaaqi (Board Member) 10. Isa Abdulrahim (Board Member) 11. Abdul Hakim Al Shino (Board Member) 12. Ruqaya Al Ghasra (Board Member)
Achievements and Medals
2014 1. Nasser bin Hamad The closing ceremony of the award was held under the patronage of Supreme Council for Youth and Sports chairman and Bahrain Olympic Committee (BOC) president Shaikh Nasser bin Hamad Al Khalifa, in the presence of high-ranking sports officials. 2.Arab Women's Sports Tournament It was attended by high-ranking sports officials from all over the Arab region, including Bahrain Olympic Committee member and tournament Coordination and Follow Up Committee head Shaikha Hayat bint Abdulaziz Al Khalifa.  3.Sport for Development and Peace The Bahrain Olympic Committee celebrated the United Nations’ first-ever International Day of Sport for Development and Peace to contribute with sports and physical activity to education, human development, healthy lifestyles and a peaceful world. 4.NOC Visit to Rio 5.Olympic Solidarity Regional Forum 6.Olympic day 2014The Olympic Day is a celebration for youth around the world to observe the Olympic values of Fair Play, Perseverance, Respect and Sportsmanship. It is also a day to celebrate the International Olympic Committee 3 pillars: Move, Learn and Discover.Bahrain Olympic Committee celebrated the Olympic day, with a packed recreation campaign on June 23, 2014. 7.Summer Youth Olympic Games the 2nd Summer Youth Olympic Games was held on 16 Aug to 28 Aug 2014 8.17th Asian Games The Kingdom of Bahrain delegation to the 17th Asian Games, being held in Incheon, in South Korea, made history by winning its biggest ever gold medal haul in the history of the Games.Bahrain stayed on cours etoward beefing up the Medal Count at the 17th Asian Games. Bahrain won 18 medals in total, including eight gold, six silver and four bronze.
- Olympic.org, accessed 18 June 2011