The Fifth School Mini Olympics, came to a close at the Bahrain Volleyball Association on Thursday.
The fifth edition of the School Mini Olympics saw over 3,500 students from 58 government and private schools competing in a record 20 sports.
Speaking at the ceremony, Bahrain Olympic Committee general secretary Abdulrahman Askar said the fifth edition of the School Mini Olympics was by far the most remarkable edition as records were broken in terms of the number of featured sports and participants.
He congratulated the winners in all sports championships this year, and expressed gratitude to the Ministry of Education for its cooperation with the Bahrain Olympic Committee in bringing this event for the fifth successive time.
Askar also congratulated Shaikh Nasser bin Hamad Al Khalifa, representative of His Majesty the King for Charity Works and Youth Affairs, Supreme Council for Youth and Sports Chairman, and Bahrain Olympic Committee President, on his directives to bring up the fifth edition of the School Mini Olympics, and for his efforts in developing the event every year.
The ceremony concluded with the organisers blowing out the School Mini Olympics torch flame amid big round of applause from the cheerful attendees at the hall.
Among other top officials present at the ceremony were BOC board member and Bahrain Handball Association president Ali Isa, vice-president of the Bahrain Tennis Federation Shaikh Abdulaziz bin Mubarak Al Khalifa and Ministry of Education’s competitions group head Abdulla Al Abbasi.