The Bahrain Olympic Committee (BOC) has held a two day course to train officials how to perform cardiopulmonary resuscitation (CPR).
The course was attended by 27 sports officials from different sports clubs and governing bodies and organised by the BOC's Olympic Academy.
The course was an attempt to avoid the increasing numbers of sudden death among athletes in Bahrain.
The Bahrain Olympic Academy scheduled the course on the request of BOC President Shaikh Nasser bin Hamad Al Khalifa.
The course was also attended by the BOC executive director of sports affairs Abduljalil Asad.
Asad was present on the last day of the course and presented the certificates of participation to all attendees.
"We are proud today to set the graduation of the first batch of this programme, which is within the framework of Shaikh Nasser initiatives to develop all solutions to reduce sudden death which took the lives of many citizens and expats alike during the past few years," he said.
"Now we are delighted to see a large number of federations and clubs representatives to take part as we seek to draw more attention in future events to spread awareness on CPR and first aid procedures."