His Majesty King Hamad’s representative for humanitarian work and youth affairs Shaikh Nasser bin Hamad Al Khalifa has backed a proposal to set up an Olympic garden.
“The project will further support infrastructure and develop the sports sector in Bahrain,” he said as he chaired the meeting of the Supreme Council for Youth and Sport (SCYS).
Shaikh Nasser approved the proposal and directed to include the scheme in the planned Sports City in Sakhir.
He paid tribute to His Majesty for declaring 2022 as the ‘Year of Bahraini Youth’, hailing the royal support to the youth and sports sectors in Bahrain.
SCYS first deputy chairman, General Sports Authority (GSA) chairman and Bahrain Olympic Committee (BOC) president Shaikh Khalid bin Hamad Al Khalifa attended the meeting and submitted to Shaikh Nasser a report, detailing GSA’s activities since it was established last May.
The proposed Olympic Garden will feature innovative facilities to attract visitors and revitalise sports tourism. A zone will be earmarked inside the garden to showcase sportsmen’s achievements.
Shaikh Nasser also backed ‘Sports School’, a project which was outlined by Education Minister Dr Majid Al Nuaimi.
The concept, which will first be introduced in intermediate schools, aims to increase sports sessions and improve students’ physical fitness, skills and cognitive aptitudes and tap into talents.
Health Minister Faeqa bint Said Al Saleh also shed light on the planned ‘Health Insurance Fund’, stressing its role in further developing health services in Bahrain.