Bahrain News Agency said the king officially "forgave" the athletes.
Bahrain athletes have protest charges dropped
MANAMA // Bahrain has halted trial proceedings for more than 100 athletes and dropped charges related to their participation in protests.
The athletes were among hundreds put on trial as part of a crackdown on Shiite-led dissent. Bahrain News Agency said the king officially "forgave" the athletes.
It's unclear what will happen to athletes already convicted.
A medal-winning bodybuilder, a national football team goalkeeper and a basketball player were sentenced Sunday to one year in prison each.
In June, another football player was sentenced to two years in prison.