Bahrain to host delayed GCC Games in October

Bahrain says it will host the first edition of the regional Gulf Cooperation Council Games in October, six months after they were delayed because of anti-government protests.

The GCC Games will take place from Oct. 11-22 and feature about 1,500 athletes from Bahrain, Saudi Arabia, Kuwait, Oman, UAE and Qatar competing in 11 sports — including basketball, athletics and cycling — at 10 venues across the kingdom.

The event was was originally set to take place in April before being delayed by the protests that forced the Bahrain Grand Prix to also be rescheduled for October.

Authorities say the situation has improved.

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