In 1977, the United States Sports Academy organized the Middle East Sports Science Symposium that was hosted in the Kingdom of Bahrain. More than 1,000 sports leaders from countries throughout the Middle East, such as Iraq, Iran, Qatar, Lebanon and Egypt, attended the event.
Pictured below are members of the Academy’s faculty who helped run the program and contributed to a book about the sports science presented at the event. Pictured below are Academy President and CEO Dr. Thomas P. Rosandich, Dr. Lawrence Bestmann, who still teaches for the Academy, and Al Cantello, a track and field coach today at the U.S. Naval Academy. Can you name others in this historic Academy photo?