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BOC names new board of directors

THE Bahrain Olympic Committee’s (BOC) new board of directors was announced during the ordinary meeting of the general assembly held at the National Stadium’s conference hall in Riffa.

The meeting, chaired by present president Shaikh Isa bin Rashid Al Khalifa, saw 11 of Bahrain’s senior sports officials vie for seven posts within the committee board for the next three years.

Bahrain Royal Equestrian and Endurance Federation (Breef) president Shaikh Nasser bin Hamad Al Khalifa had already won the majority of votes to become the next BOC president.

Among the candidates were officials representing the sports associations of soccer, tennis, swimming, maritime sports, athletics, cycling, weightlifting and bodybuilding, handball, volleyball, equestrian and endurance, martial arts and basketball.


Winning posts at the new committee board include Bahrain Basketball Association president Adel Al Assomi (16 votes), Bahrain Football Association presidnt Shaikh Salman bin Ibrahim Al Khalifa (15) and president of the Bahrain Weightlifting and Bodybuilding Association Shaikh Abdulla bin Rashid Al Khalifa (13).

Other members are Bahrain Cycling Association president Shaikh Khalid bin Hamad Al Khalifa (13), Bahrain Handball Association president Ali Isa (13), Dawood Hussain (11) and Jehad Khalfan (10).