Bahrain to host FIBA Mid-Term Congress, Hall of Fame in 2025
TDT | Manama
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The Bahrain Olympic Committee (BOC) and the Bahrain Basketball Association (BBA) signed an agreement with the International Basketball Federation (FIBA) under which Bahrain will host the FIBA Mid-Term Congress and the FIBA Hall of Fame ceremony to honour basketball stars in 2025.
BOC Deputy President, HH Shaikh Isa bin Ali bin Khalifa Al Khalifa, FIBA Secretary-General, Andreas Zagklis, and BBA President, Waleed Al-Alawi, signed the agreement.
Tourism Minister, Fatima bint Jaafar Al-Sairafi, Chief Executive Officer of the General Sports Authority, Dr. Abdulrahman Askar, and BOC Secretary-General, Fares Al-Kooheji, attended the signing ceremony.
The activity, initiated by BOC, will be held for the first time in Bahrain in 2025.
On the occasion, HH Shaikh Isa bin Ali bin Khalifa Al Khalifa, expressed delight at the kingdom’s hosting of the historic event for the first time in the kingdom, embodying the directives of His Majesty King Hamad bin Isa Al Khalifa, the support of His Royal Highness Prince Salman bin Hamad Al Khalifa, the Crown Prince and Prime Minister.
It is also the fruitful outcome of the follow-up of HM the King’s Representative for Humanitarian Work and Youth Affairs and Chairman of the Supreme Council for Youth and Sports (SCYS), His Highness Shaikh Nasser bin Hamad Al Khalifa, and that of the SCYS First Deputy Chairman, General Sports Authority Chairman and BOC President, Highness Shaikh Khalid bin Hamad Al Khalifa, he said.