In a first of its kind move, the Bahrain Olympic Committee has unveiled its plans to organise the first ever Baby Olympics in April this year.
The event will see toddlers between two and four years contesting for medals. The main motive behind organising the Baby Olympics is to promote the idea of exercise at a young age.
According to the Bahrain Olympic Committee, the event will include five disciplines. Three events will be hosted in the Athletic competition: a hurdle toddles for three-year-olds, a medley relay for four-year-olds and a freestyle race on specially designed 15 meters for two-year-olds.
Apart from the athletic events, the Baby Olympics will also have a free-kick competition in football, a basketball free-throw competition, a freestyle gymnastic moves contest and a weightlifting show.
In order to prepare their kids for the sporting event, all kindergartens across the country will be involved in various sport-related activities. Baby Olympics could look a lot like the spoof Olympic Channel made about a “Baby Olympics”.
It was BOC General Secretary Abdulrahman Askar, who, during the event’s preparatory meeting discussed the idea of organising the Baby Olympics with Lounes Madene, BOC projects manager.
The event is being organised with the aim of promoting and popularizing sports in the kingdom and introducing Olympic values to prospective Olympic athletes.
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