HH Sheikh Ahmed bin Mohammed bin Rashid Al Maktoum, Chairman of the National Olympic Committee and Chairman of the Mohammed Bin Rashid Al Maktoum Award for Sports Innovation, one of the Mohammed bin Rashid Al Maktoum Global Initiatives, inaugurated yesterday the International Sports Innovation Conference The slogan “Tolerance and Peace in Sport”, Hilton Al Habtoor City, Dubai.
The conference started with a short film about the role of the conference in promoting sport and spreading the values of tolerance and peace in the world, then the Olympic legend Karl Lewis gave an opening speech, in which he thanked the award for organizing this conference, and gave him the opportunity to talk about the role played by sport in the empowerment of societies Tolerance and peace between them.
HH Sheikh Ahmed bin Mohammed bin Rashid Al Maktoum, accompanied by the Chairman of the Board of Trustees of the Mohammed bin Rashid Al Maktoum Award for Sports Innovation, Matar Al Tayer, presented the awards to six young Arab athletes with achievements at the 2016 Rio de Janeiro Olympics and the Youth Olympics in Buenos Aires. 2018, selected by the award to be the ambassadors of sports creativity, namely: Olympic taekwondo champion Ahmed Abu Ghoush of Jordan, gold medalist of the Rio de Janeiro Olympics, Olympic champion fencing Enas Boubakri of Tunisia, bronze medalist of the Rio de Janeiro Olympics, and youth Olympics stars: karate champion Mohammed Ayed Asiri m Saudi Arabia, winner of the golden youth Olympics in 2018, and the hero of modern pentathlon Ahmed soldier from Egypt, winning gold Olympics itself, and champion Taekwondo Fatima Zahra from Morocco winning gold youth Olympics, too, and champion equestrian life Marzouki of the UAE, winning silver young »Olympics.
His Highness also honored the speakers at the conference: Zimbabwe Minister of Youth and Sports Kirsty Coventry, Minister of Youth and Sports Affairs of the Republic of Tunisia, Sonia Ben Cheikh, Daniela Bass, who runs the Division for Comprehensive Social Development of the United Nations Department of Economic and Social Affairs, and Olympic Taekwondo Champion Ahmed Boghosh. And Carl Lewis. ”
HH Sheikh Ahmed bin Mohammed bin Rashid Al Maktoum witnessed the signing of memorandums of understanding between the award and the Solar Energy Exhibition (WETEX) and Nakheel Real Estate Company as strategic partners for the 11th round of the award, and Dragon Oil Holding Company, the gold sponsor of the award, which was signed by the Chairman of the Board of Trustees of the Mohammed bin Rashid Al Maktoum Award Matar Al Tayer, Managing Director and CEO of DEWA, Saeed Al Tayer, Chief Commercial Officer, Nakheel Holding, Aqeel Kazim, and Managing Director, Dragon Oil Holding, Mana Bin Qattami.
The event was attended by Sheikh Hasher Bin Maktoum Bin Juma Al Maktoum, President of the UAE Tennis Federation, Sheikh Abdullah Bin Hamad Bin Saif Al Sharqi, President of the Body Building Federation, Secretary General of the General Sports Authority Saeed Abdul Ghaffar, Secretary General of Dubai Sports Council Saeed Hareb and Secretary General of Abu Dhabi Council Aref Al Awani, Secretary General of Sharjah Sports Council Issa Hilal, President of UAE and Asian Federations Vice President of International Karate Federation Major General Nasser Al Razouki, President of UAE and Arab Basketball Federation Major General Ismail Al Gergawi and President of Handball Federation Abdul Karim Julfar And the Chairman of the Board of Directors Dubai Club for owners of determination Balrkad second.
The conference included four sessions in which a number of Olympic and international sports stars, government leaders and representatives of international organizations spoke.
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