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BOC adds water sports for Olympic Day

The Bahrain Olympic Committee, organisers of the 2019 Olympic Day, has confirmed a number of water sports that will be featured at this year’s edition, scheduled for June 29 at the Water Garden City, near the Bahrain City Centre in Manama. Bahrain will join other parts of the globe in celebrating the 2019 Olympic Day, when hundreds of thousands of people, young and old, get moving and participate in sporting and cultural activities, such as runs, exhibitions, music and educational seminars.

Among activities to take place is kids competition, as well as a color run. The date, venue and programme was recently finalized by the organising committee, headed by BOC secretary general Mohammed Al Nusuf. Other set of activities include a demonstrating shows as well as health, cultural and special corners for kids will be presented on spot.

But the highlights of the day will be a swimming race in open water, a sailing competition, kayak race and rafting, in addition to a 2km run, taekwondo, karate and martial arts. Meanwhile, the organising committee’s sub panel had a coordinating meeting with representatives of the six sports federations that will present the day’s programme.

They include the Bahrain Martial Arts Federation, Bahrain Maritime Sports Association, Bahrain Swimming Association, Bahrain Athletics Association and Bahrain Mixed Martial Arts Association. During the meeting, chaired by Olympic Day supervisor Lounes Madene, discussions on preparing the activities programme and its venues were brought up. It was decided that the committee will address the ministries of interior, health and Bahrain Defence Force, to coordinate for the build up to this much-awaited occasion.