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Shaikh Nasser for GCC Olympic congress
Manama, March 27 (BNA) -- Senior officials from the Bahrain Olympic Committee (BOC) will start departing for Abu Dhabi today to attend the 25th congress of GCC Olympic committees commencing tomorrow. Supreme Council for Youth and Sports president and chief of the BOC Shaikh Nasser bin Hamad Al Khalifa will head the Bahrain delegation to Abu Dhabi. The UAE capital will host four meetings over the next four days, including the GCC Olympic Committees' presidents meeting to be held on Wednesday.
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Cristiano Ronaldo expected to be fit to face Spurs
Madrid, March 24 (BNA) -- Real Madrid winger Cristiano Ronaldo is expected to be fit to face Tottenham in the first leg of the Champions League quarter-final in Spain on 5 April. According to BBC News, the 26-year-old pulled out of Portugal's upcoming friendlies against Chile and Finland with a hamstring injury he suffered on Saturday. But Real boss Jose Mourinho said: "With his mentality we think he'll make it [the Spurs game], but it'll be tight." The potential return of leading scorer Ronaldo will give Madrid a huge lift ahead of the Champions League tie.
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Spanish league matches postponed because of TV dispute
Madrid, March 24 (BNA) -- The Spanish league season may end three weeks later than planned after the next round of matches was postponed because of a dispute over television revenue. Clubs want a law, which says at least one game a week must be on terrestrial free-to-air television, to be revoked, this was reported by BBC. But on Wednesday the Liga de Futbol Professional (LFP) cited a "lack of progress" in talks with the Spanish government to resolve the problem. As things stand, the games will be played on 12 June, that date is three weeks after the league season is scheduled to end.
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Third meeting of the Executive Committee of Gulf Sports held tomorrow
Manama, Mar. 22 (BNA) -- Executive Committee of the first Gulf Sports tournament will hold its third meeting here tomorrow, chaired by the Executive Chairman of the Olympic Committee Shaikh Khalid bin Abdullah Al Khalifa, as well as the 11 representatives of sports unions who are members of this tournament.
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FiFA hails the progerss of women footballers
Geneva, March 22 (BNA) -- A visit to the Kingdom of Bahrain in October 2010 would surely have challenged the perceptions of anyone who still considered the Arab-speaking world to be devoid of opportunities for women footballers.
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Al Haddad wins the Mr. Olympia Amateur Champion Title
London, March 22 (BNA) -- Sami Al Haddad won the gold medal of 90Kg mass and the title of Mr. Olympia Champion, yesterday in London.
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His Majesty King Hamad Cup horse on Friday
Manama, March 22 (BNA) -- Rashid Equestrian and Horseracing Club has stepped up its preparations to host His Majesty King Hamad Cup horse racing event on Friday in Sakhir. Four races will be featured in the season's most prestigious horse racing competition. These races were due to be held last Friday but there has been a one-week postponement following recent security incidents in Bahrain.
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Schumacher is still the best says Alonso
Melbourne, March 22 (BNA) -- Ferrari's Fernando Alonso has told CNN Sport's Don Riddell that Michael Schumacher is still the fastest driver on the Formula One grid. Speaking ahead of the opening grand prix of the season in Melbourne, Australia, Alonso believes that seven-time world champion Schumacher remains a cut above his rivals.
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King Cup set for flag - off
Manama,March 21 (BNA) -- The Cup horse racing of His Majesty King Hamad the most prestigious event due to be held last Friday was rescheuled to 25th of March following the security situation in Bahrain. Shaikh Abdulla bin Isa Al Khalifa, who was recently appointed president of the Club said the clubs has finalised its preparations to host the race.
2011/03/21 More
Bahraini referees to run Khadhma and Khureeteyat
Manama, March 21 (BNA) -- The Bahrain Football Federation received an official letter from the GCC Organizing Committee requesting that Bahrain International Referee team including Ali Al Samaheeji, Khalid Al Allan, Ibrahim Mubarak and Jameel Jumaa to run a match between Al Kadhma Kuwaiti Club and Al Khureeteyat Qatari Club due to be held on Tuesday on 5th of April.
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