|Shaikha Hayat with other Executive Committee members at the meeting.|
Bahrain prepares for 3rd GCC Women's Games
08 DEC 2012, Manama, Bahrain: The Coordination and Follow-up Committee of the 3rd GCC Women’s Games, to be hosted by Bahrain next March, had its first meeting on Saturday to review the most recent arrangements and other activities. The Executive Committee Chairwoman and Bahrain Olympic Committee member, Shaikha Hayat bint Abdulaziz Al Khalifa, welcomed the committee members.
Shaikha Hayat noted the support the event has received from the Supreme Council for Youth and Sports Chairman and BOC President Shaikh Nasser bin Hamad Al Khalifa. This support has encouraged Bahraini women to practise different sports, either for competitive or recreational purposes. She also highlighted the role of Her Royal Highness Princess Sabeeka Bint Ibrahim Al Khalifa, wife of His Majesty King Hamad and Supreme Council for Women President, in backing women’s sports activities in the kingdom. Dr. Aysha Al Amer chaired the meeting of the committee, which also has in its membership Fawzia Al Yousefi (Kuwait), Laila Suhail (UAE), Suad Al Ismaili (Oman) and Lulwa Al Marri (Qatar).
The committee members visited a number of stadiums and sports gyms that will host the Games, and were satisfied with the overall preparations. They were also briefed on the proposed competition timetable, the Games bylaws and the proposed models for medals, certificates and official logo.
The joint technical meeting with the directors of the GCC delegations is likely to be held in early February. Mohammed Al Zayed was named secretary of the Coordination and Follow-Up Committee, in addition to his duties as a staff member at the BOC International Affairs Department.
The committee decided to submit their reports and recommendations to the Executive Office of the GCC Women's Sport Organizing Committee for their meeting in Qatar on Thursday. (Source: Rami Ayoob, BOC)