International Sports Federations praise efforts of Mohammed bin Rashid Al Maktoum Creative Sports Award

DUBAI, International Sports Federations have praised the role of the Mohammed bin Rashid Al Maktoum Creative Sports Award, a branch of the Mohammed bin Rashid Al Maktoum Global Initiatives, in developing international sports through supporting innovative sporting federations and institutions involved in various sports.

This was stated during the visit of presidents of international sporting federations, members of the Summer Olympics International Federations Union, presidents of international federations recognised by the International Olympic Commission and other international sporting institutions and organisations to the award’s pavilion at the SportAccord Convention in Bangkok, Thailand, and their meeting with Moza Al Marri, Secretary-General of the Award.

Al Marri highlighted the theme of competitiveness of the award’s tenth edition, as well as its candidacy procedures and timeline, including the start of its application process and its screening and jury stages, followed by the announcement of its winners during a press conference in late February.

Al Marri stressed that according to the directives of H.H. Sheikh Hamdan bin Mohammed bin Rashid Al Maktoum, Crown Prince of Dubai, Chairman of Dubai Executive Council, Chairman of the Dubai Sports Council and Patron of the Award, and H.H. Sheikh Ahmed bin Mohammed bin Rashid Al Maktoum, President of the Mohammed bin Rashid Al Maktoum Knowledge Foundation, Chairman of the National Olympic Commission and Chairman of the Award, the award is achieving its role in promoting the UAE’s sporting development, as well as in the Arab region and around the world, through honouring talented competitors.

The theme of the award’s tenth edition, “Youth Creators of a Sporting Future” was widely praised, and the selection of federation presidents of “Governance and Transparency” as the theme of its eight edition, and “Women’s Empowerment in Sports” for its ninth edition confirm its approach to achieving development and supporting the related efforts of international sporting federations.

The presidents of international sporting federations highlighted their desire to continue participating in the award’s annual competitions and present their initiatives, in line with the award’s various themes.

Source: Emirates News Agency