Director of the Media and Information Office of His
Highness Shaikh Nasser bin Hamad Al Khalifa Mr Tawfiq Al Salehi held a
joint meeting with the Assistant Undersecretary of Bahrain Radio and
Television Mr Abdullah Khaled Al Nassar Al Dossari in the presence of a
number of officials from the Operations Department and the Sports Channel
in order to discuss, coordinate and prepare for media coverage of the
upcoming sporting events.
In the beginning of the meeting, Mr Al Salehi conveyed the greetings and
appreciation of His Highness Shaikh Nasser bin Hamad Al Khalifa,
Representative of His Majesty the King for Charity Works and Youth Affairs,
Chairman of the Supreme Council for Youth and Sports, President of Bahrain
Olympic Committee, to the attendees, praising the great efforts by the
Ministry of Information Affairs in covering various sporting events. From his
side, the Assistant Undersecretary confirmed the directives of His Excellency
the Minister of Information Affairs to provide special coverage to the events of
the IRONMAN 70.3 Middle East Championship Bahrain and the horse races.
Moreover, the meeting shed light on a series of events that will be organised
in the near future, including the Endurance, Showjumping and Horse Beauty
Championships, but the main focus was the upcoming IRONMAN 70.3
Middle East Championship which will take place on November 25, 2017 and
will witness a large participation from professional and amateur athletes.
A number of important topics were also discussed, including the cooperation
of the Ministry of the Information Affairs in broadcasting the events of the
IRONMAN 70.3 Middle East Championship Bahrain with the main goal to
present it in a distinctive way, in addition to covering the three competitions of
the event; the swimming race, the cycling contest and the running competition
live. The attendees also discussed the best ways to collaborate with the
cadres of the Ministry and to make full use of the equipment available in
covering the of the event events live on T.V.
It was also agreed to broadcast the proceedings of the opening ceremony of
the Horse Endurance Championship which will take place on November 23.
It’s worth noting that Mr Al Salehi praised the efforts of the Ministry of
Information Affairs members in covering different sporting events held on
Bahrain’s soil, stating that such efforts have contributed in portraying the
bright image of the Kingdom of Bahrain. He pointed out the importance of
uniting efforts and working in harmony with the Ministry of Information Affairs
in order to achieve the distinguished media coverage of the IRONMAN 70.3
Middle East Championship Bahrain in line with its significance as one of the
key events that contribute towards positioning Bahrain high among the
countries that host triathlon events.
For his part, the Assistant Undersecretary of Bahrain Radio and Television
expressed the readiness of the cadres of the Ministry of Information Affairs to
participate actively in the success of this event in accordance with the Royal
directives and the aspirations of His Highness Shaikh Nasser bin Hamad Al
Khalifa to make this event an enormous success, pointing out that the
success of the IRONMAN 70.3 Middle East Championship Bahrain is a
success for the Kingdom and everyone should work with maximum efforts to
achieve this goal.