About The Award
The idea of the Award is in line with the directives of His Majesty King Hamad bin Isa Al Khalifa, to provide all means to develop sport movement, improve sports performance and achieve excellence in all sports.
The Kingdom of Bahrain is witnessing a comprehensive developmental reform movement covering all sectors – economic, political, cultural, educational and sports fields, resulting in the emergence of the Economic Vision 2030. Such a development movement requires governmental authorities and civil society organizations that are able to cope with change and respond accordingly to achieve a comprehensive and sustainable development.
The initiative of His Highness Shaikh Nasser bin Hamad Al Khalifa, Chairman of the Supreme Council for Youth and Sports, and President of the Bahrain Olympic Committee, to allocate a scientific research award in the field of sports, is in recognition of scientific research and its role in sports development.
The first award was launched in 2012, and covered the following research areas: sports management, sports training and sports medicine. Following His Highness directives, the award area has expanded in the second year to allow entrants from other Arab countries, in addition to launching a new award for Bahrainis under-25 years of age.
ABOUT BAHRAIN OLYMPIC COMMITTEE
The Bahrain Olympic Committee, which is a sports body responsible for overseeing all sports federations, is committed to be an active partner in all that would help in developing sports movement in the Kingdom of Bahrain, thus providing all members of the society with all that is needed to achieve their aspirations. At the regional and global levels, the sports leadership decided to increase their support to scientific research in the field of sports as an important element to the development of sports, which is a major booster to sports development and incentive to the researchers to achieve quality and excellence in all sports fields, not only at the domestic level, but also regionally.
Encouraging experts and researchers, nationally, and regionally, to conduct applied scientific research to develop sports, and improve performance level in all fields of sports.
Appreciation of researchers of excellence in scientific research in the field of sports, nationally and regionally.
Supporting the field of scientific research in accordance with the needs of national and Arab sports community.
Promote positive attitudes towards scientific research in the field of sports to enrich knowledge and contribute to the development of sports movement.