The Bahrain Olympic Committee hosted a meeting ahead of the GCC Games ©BOC

The Bahrain Olympic Committee (BOC) and representatives of nine of the country's sports associations have held their first co-ordination meeting to discuss issues ahead of the upcoming Gulf Cooperation Council (GCC) Games in Saudi Arabia.

Bahrain are set to compete in 11 sports at the Games in Dammam, which are due to take place between October 15 and 26.

Nine of the sport federations taking part were represented at the meeting in Seef which was held on Saturday (September 19).

The country's chef de mission to the games, Feras Al Halwachi, welcomed the attendees and conveyed the greetings of His Majesty the King's representative for Charity Works and Youth Affairs, Supreme Council for Youth and Sports chairman and BOC president Shaikh Nasser bin Hamad Al Khalifa. 

Feras Al Halwachi gave a presentation ahead of the event in Saudi Arabia
Feras Al Halwachi gave a presentation ahead of the event in Saudi Arabia ©BOC

He said that the administrative delegation will spare no efforts in providing everything to facilitate their athletes' needs in Dammam in an  attempt to achieve the best possible results.

In addition, he also gave a presentation on each sport's programme, including the match schedules and venues.

Bahrain will be competing in athletics, football, basketball, volleyball, handball, weightlifting, table tennis, bowling, karate, swimming and goalball.

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