Preparations are underway for the fourth Bahrain School Mini Olympics, which are scheduled to take place in March this year.
The next edition of the event, organised by the Bahrain Olympic Committee (BOC) in co-operation with the Ministry of Education, will involve schools from across the country.
They will compete in various sports including table tennis, athletics, aquathlon, triathlon, volleyball, 3x3 basketball, swimming and jiu-jitsu.
This was announced at the first coordination meeting of the Organising Committee, with representatives of the involved sports present.
At the most recent edition of the event last year, nine sports were included with football, taekwondo and disability sports also involved.
Organising Committee chairman Lounes Madene chaired the meeting, which was attended by BOC representatives Fadi Humaidman, Mamoon Al Khateeb and Rashid Ebrahim.
A number of suggestions and recommendations, submitted by representatives of sporting governing bodies, were also discussed at the meeting in an attempt to set up the initial steps for this year's event.
The School Mini Olympics aims to promote the concept of public health by creating a competitive sports environment among students, spreading knowledge and physical education among the younger generation.
It also seeks to promote the principles of Olympic values and ideals, while motivating young athletes to practice sports activities and follow a healthy lifestyle.
Three thousand students from 24 Government and private schools took part in last year's edition.