The Bahrain 2021 Youth Asian Paralympic Games mascot and slogan has been launched to mark the milestone of the remaining 50 days. The Games will take place in the Kingdom of Bahrain from December 2 to 6, 2021.
The mascot is called “BulBul” and is based on a well-known bird species found in Bahrain. The bird was chosen because of its cultural heritage of the Kingdom, as well as to symbolize the beauty that can be found in the country, its natural habitat.
Bahrain Paralympic Committee Senior Administrative Coordinator Deena Fulath explained the rationale for choosing the mascot: such as its agility and high speed, which can certainly be a motivator for all para-athletes competing to win awards. medals and achieve their goals.
“This is also an opportunity to encourage the preservation of its habitats and environments, in order to protect the ‘BulBul’ and other wildlife found in Bahrain.”
The slogan is ‘Together. Rising. Stronger.’ reflects the objectives of the Asian Youth Para Games which are to promote friendships between athletes (together), to improve their performance (up) and to leave better equipped for their future sports career (stronger).
Asian Paralympic Committee President Majid Rashed said: âSeeing the Games mascot come to life and announce the slogan is an exciting step towards the Games in just 50 days. We are delighted that the Kingdom of Bahrain is hosting such an important tournament for the future of parasport in Asia and I am sure they will be fantastic hosts for all the young athletes from across the region who will come together and celebrate the power of sport. to unify and promote inclusiveness.
Nine sports will be present at the Games: athletics, badminton, boccia, goalball, taekwondo, powerlifting, swimming, table tennis and wheelchair basketball. The competition will take place at multiple venues in Khalifa Sports City, a multi-purpose stadium in Isa Town, and Isa Sports City, the national indoor sports facility.