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The second edition of the Bahrain Baby Games is now underway.

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Bahrain’s second baby games kicks off with over 1,000 participants

Date : 15 Apr 2019

Manama, Bahrain, April 15, 2019: The Bahrain Olympic Committee launched the biggest children’s sports event in the Kingdom on Saturday, April 13 as the second Bahrain Baby Games got underway at Isa Sports City in Riffa.

A total of 1,029 toddlers, comprised of 563 representing 35 nurseries and 466 from 34 kindergartens, are taking part in this event, which has been organised for the second consecutive year in cooperation with the Ministry of Education and Ministry of Labour and Social Development.

This year’s edition runs for four days and features competitions for children aged from 3 to 5 years in four sports – athletics, basketball, gymnastics and football.

Among the activities on the inaugural day were a below-12 months crawling contest and a below-15 months walking race. There was also a parade of participating nurseries and kindergartens behind their respective banners and an Olympic torch procession.

The games were declared open by the Secretary General of the Bahrain NOC, Mohammed Al Nusuf.

“The Baby Games has become one of the leading events on our annual agenda thanks to the tremendous success of last year’s inaugural edition, which was attended by a large number of participants and their keen families,” said Al Nusuf.

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