His Highness Sheikh Ahmed bin Mohammed bin Rashid Al Maktoum, President of the National Olympic Committee, met with the winning athletes during the activities of the fifth Islamic Solidarity Games, held last month in Konya, Turkey. His Highness emphasized that “the value of achievements made by Emirati athletes during course activities includes many dimensions of the progress of sport in UAE, which goes beyond honorable representation and dignified appearance, after these athletes presented brilliant role models with sincerity through their determination and good will.” competition, establishing the rules of fair play and emphasizing the principles of friendship, excellence and respect, which are in line with the UAE’s strategy and approach and represent the core values of the National Olympic Movement.
Speaking to the athletes, His Highness Sheikh Ahmed bin Mohammed bin Rashid Al Maktoum highlighted the important role played by the National Olympic Committee in participating in major regional and international sporting forums, where belonging to the homeland is of paramount importance. Expressed, it was emphasized that the athlete from the Emirates has the great responsibility of raising the flag of the Emirates and praising all the athletes from different countries of the world.
His Highness thanked the honorable achievements achieved for the first time in the history of participation in the UAE Islamic Solidarity Courses and the highest number of medals compared to all previous editions with 10 medals, the first gold medal since its inception. Participation in the first edition of the course in 2005.
As part of the fifth edition of the Islamic Solidarity Games, the sports delegation of the United Arab Emirates won 10 colored medals, 3 gold, 2 silver and 5 bronze, in 3 modalities: cycling, judo and archery for designated persons.
The meeting was attended by Engineer Aza Bint Suleiman, Under-Secretary General for Administrative and Financial Affairs of the National Olympic Committee, Mohammed Bin Darwish, Executive Director of the Committee, and several officials and representatives of sports federations.
Source: Al Ittihad
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