By Daniel Etchells

Abdulrahman Askar (centre), Bahrain Olympic Committee general secretary, addresses the sports associations' officials ©BOCThe Bahrain Olympic Committee (BOC) and representatives of its national sports associations have held discussions over the amendment of statutes at the National Stadium's conference hall in Riffa.

BOC general secretary Abdulrahman Askar, who claimed the amendments come to fit with modern requirements, confirmed the consolidated financial by-law of the sports associations, and the national teams overseas participations by-law, had not been approved yet.

Askar told delegates the main objective of the gathering was to listen to the suggestions and recommendations of the sports associations with the view to discussing them in the next BOC Board meeting. 

BOC sports affairs executive director Jehad Khalfan headed the Committee at the meeting, which was also attended by BOC human and financial resources executive director Ali Zubari, sports advisor Jalil Assad, legal advisor Salah Khedr and other Committee directors.

The meeting was attended by 22 of the 27 existing sports associations ©BOCThe meeting was attended by 22 of the 27 existing sports associations ©BOC

Representatives from 22 of the existing 27 sports associations were present, including those for football, athletics, basketball, volleyball, table tennis, swimming, weightlifting and bodybuilding, equestrian and endurance.

Also represented were badminton and squash, bowling, cycling, tennis, martial arts, shooting, sports for disabled, sport for all, snooker and billiard, maritime sports, motor sports, gymnastics and triathlon.

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