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Bahrain NOC confirms Askar as General Secretary


22 May 2014
Manama, Bahrain: The Bahrain Olympic Committee has appointed Abdulrahman Askar as the new permanent General Secretary. Askar, who was named acting General Secretary in May 2013, was officially appointed General Secretary with another one-year mandate on approval from the Supreme Council for Youth and Sports Chairman and BOC President, Shaikh Nasser bin Hamad Al Khalifa.

The decision was announced after the third meeting of the BOC board, headed by Supreme Council for Youth and Sports General Secretary and BOC Vice President Shaikh Salman bin Ebrahim Al Khalifa. At the beginning of the meeting, Shaikh Salman congratulated Shaikh Nasser on his recent appointment by a Royal Order as His Majesty the King's Representative for Charity Work and Youth Affairs.

Shaikh Salman also congratulated Bahrain Athletics Association President Shaikh Khalid on his association winning second place in the GCC Sport and Environment Award, and BOC board member Abdulhakim Al Shino on winning the presidency of the International Military Sports Council.

The board also approved its constitution after the recent amendments from the International Olympic Committee, as well as the heads of the Bahraini missions to upcoming multi-sport games. Shaikh Nasser will head Bahrain’s delegation to the 17th Asian Games in Incheon, Korea; Shaikh Abdulla bin Rashid Al Khalifa was named head of the delegation to the 4th Asian Beach Games in Phuket, Thailand; and the team for the 2nd Youth Olympic Games in Nanjing, China, will be headed by Abdulhakim Al Shino.

In other news, the BOC has appointed Fajer Jassim Hassan as Director of International Affairs after previously serving as Corporate Communications acting director.
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