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Sheikh Butti honoured at CISM meeting

Posted on 14/05/2003

Sheikh Butti bin Maktoum Al Maktoum inaugurated yesterday the 58th International Military Sports Council (CISM) General Assembly and Congress at Jumeirah Beach Hotel. The event was attended by Saeed bin Mohammed Al Kindy, Federal National Council Speaker, Lt. General Dr. Mohammed bin Saeed Al Badi, Minister of Interior, Sultan Saqr Al Suwaidi, General Secretary of General Authority of Youth and Sports Welfare, and top officials of the UAE Armed Forces and delegates from 80 member countries in ...  >>MORE

Champions Al Nasr assert superiority over Al Jazira

Posted on 02/04/2003

Al Nasr Club celebrated their triumph in the UAE First Division Volleyball league with a fitting 3-2 win over strong contenders Al Jazira Club in their final league match here yesterday. Al Nasr, who had already wrapped up the title, their first-ever league win, were faced with a strong Jazira squad which was keen to score over the newly-crowned champions and emerge as runners-up. But the 'men in blue' from Dubai asserted their superiority with a 25-22, 20-25, 19-25, 25-21 and 15-12 victory and ...  >>MORE

Sheikh Saeed captures Asian gold

Posted on 29/03/2003

Sheikh Saeed bin Maktoum bin Rashid Al Maktoum won the gold medal in Skeet at the Asian Shooting Championship which concluded in New Delhi, India, earlier this week. This is the second gold medal or the UAE this week after Sheikh Ahmed bin Mohammed bin Hasher Al Maktoum won the gold with a world record in the Double Trap at the World Cup held at the Indian capital between March 22-28. Sheikh Saeed's victory is a firm step on his way to qualifying for the Athens Olympic Games next year. Sheikh ...  >>MORE

UAE teams in semi-finals

Posted on 24/02/2003

The UAE's Al Ahli and Al Nasr reached the semi-finals of the Asian Clubs handball championship for league champions after winning their crucial matches at the Maktoum bin Mohammed Al Maktoum indoor sports hall yesterday. The two teams will meet in an all-UAE clash in the second semi-finals, to be played tomorrow. Al Ahli defeated Al Ahli of Saudi Arabia 31-26 in the last match of group B and topped the group with six points, the same as Saudia and the Bahraini club Al Najma. However, the ...  >>MORE

Traditional dhow rowing race held in Dubai

Posted on 22/02/2003

In one of the closest races of the Dubai traditional rowing series, Ajman boats Mushairef and Al Zahab won the two respective races of the second round held at the Dubai Creek last Thursday. Owned by His Highness Sheikh Humaid bin Rashid Al Nuaimi, Member of the Supreme Council and Ruler of Ajman, and Ahmed Ebrahim Rashid-skippered Mushairef pipped the experienced Al Mayedi of Ras Al Khaimah by less than two-metre margin in a nail-biting first race. The second race saw Al Zahab clipping the ...  >>MORE

UAE's Atiq captures Arab championship

Posted on 30/01/2003

It is wonderful to see what confidence and self-belief can do to bring out the best in a person. It was this conviction that helped the UAE bowler Ahmed Atiq edge out Egyptian opponent Ahmed Khattab 2-0 in the final of the men's section of the First Arab Bowling Championship at the Dubai Bowling Centre yesterday. "I had told him (Atiq) before the competition that this was his tournament, and he proved it to us," said an elated Frank Buffa, the UAE national team coach. Today will be dedicated ...  >>MORE

Al Hamli retains top spot

Posted on 28/01/2003

The UAE's Hulaiman Al Hamli maintained his hold at the top of the standings in the men's section of the inaugural Arab Bowling Championship being held at the Dubai Bowling Centre. Al Hamli, the overnight leader with an average pin fall of 222, put up another fine display on Monday afternoon to average 244.63. The men's competition is now between the top 16 of the total 28 Arab bowlers who started on the first day of the championship. The competition will further progress as a contest between ...  >>MORE

Khalifa orders allocation of Dh500,000 to UAE national basketball team

Posted on 25/11/2002

H.H. Sheikh Khalifa bin Zayed Al Nahyan, Abu Dhabi Crown Prince and Deputy Supreme Commander of the UAE Armed Forces today ordered the allocation of Dh500,000 for the UAE National Basketball Team. The move is a gesture of support to the team for winning the 8th GCC Basketball Championship which was hosted by the UAE last September. It is also part of Sheikh Khalifa's keenness to encourage sports teams which perform well in local and international tournaments. (The Emirates News Agency, WAM) ...  >>MORE

UAE trio put up scintillating show

Posted on 07/10/2002

The UAE bowlers brought more honour to the country by adding a second silver medal in the trio competition at the Asian Games in Busan yesterday. Shaker Ali, Hulaiman Al Hamly and Mohammed Al Qubeisi won the silver medal in the bowling trios event which concluded at the Homeplus Asiad Bowling Alley. The UAE bowlers were close to clinching their first gold medal. They scored 3,874 points, while the Singapore trio of Yu Wen Lee, Heng Soon Goh and Remy Ong scored 3,961 points which gave them ...  >>MORE

UAE face Japan in crucial match

Posted on 26/08/2002

The UAE national under-20 team will meet Japan today in their last match of Group A in the eighth Asian youth handball championship, being held in Bangkok. The UAE team have to win today's match to qualify for the semi-finals. Even Japan have to win to reach the last four. The UAE won their first match in Group A after defeating the hosts, Thailand 44-30. But they lost 19-27 to Kuwait, who are topping Group A with victories over UAE and Japan 21-17. Eight teams are taking part in the ...  >>MORE

UAE clinch Team Kata gold medal

Posted on 08/08/2002

Sheikha Maitha bint Mohammed bin Rashid Al Maktoum helped the UAE to win Team Kata gold in the First West Asian Ladies karate championship inaugurated yesterday at Al Nasr's club Rashid bin Hamdan indoor sports hall. The UAE team who clinched the gold in addition to Sheikha Maitha include Maryam Abdul Qader and Mona Faisal Al Garg. Sheikha Maitha also won a bronze medal in the Individual Kata held early in the morning. Maryam Abdul Qader also won a bronze in the Individual Kata. Sheikh ...  >>MORE

UAE add another gold in GCC event

Posted on 24/07/2002

The UAE team won gold medal in the triple event in the sixth GCC bowling championship in Doha. It was the third medal for the UAE in the tournament and second gold. They claimed the first gold in the singles and added silver in the doubles. The UAE are topping the standing with two gold and one silver. Those who won the triple gold medal include: Naif Oqab, Hulaiman Al Hamly, Shaker Ali. The second UAE team could have won the bronze in triple, but lack of experience in the afternoon phases ...  >>MORE

UAE shooter sets new record in World Shooting Championship

Posted on 13/07/2002

UAE shooter Rasheed Mohammed Al Baloushi, Champion of Al Ain Shooting Club has set a new Arab record at the 48th World Shooting Championship which is being held here. Al Baloushi broke the current Arab record of 585 by four points, achieving a new record of 589. He dedicated his success to President H.H Sheikh Zayed bin Sultan Al Nahyan. Al Baloushi also extended his gratitude to Lt. General Sheikh Mohammed bin Zayed Al Nahyan, Chief of Staff of the UAE Armed Forces for his unlimited support to ...  >>MORE

World Cup Endurance Championship

Posted on 14/03/2002

The UAE Equestrian and Racing Federation will hold the fourth FEI-UAE World Cup Endurance Championship in Dubai on 20 March. The UAE team will be led by General Sheikh Mohammed bin Rashid Al Maktoum, Crown Prince of Dubai and Minister of Defence. The UAE have had a successful season winning the team gold and the individual gold and silver medals in the European Open Championship, the individual gold and team silver at the World Junior Championship and other wins in international rides. ...  >>MORE

Desert Classic Golf winner

Posted on 14/03/2002

South African Ernie Els won the Dubai Desert Golf Classic. Swede Niclas Fasth came second and Carl Pettersson third. Els last won the Desert Classic in 1994. Final scores from the Dubai Desert Classic played on the par-72 Emirates Golf Club course were: 272 - Ernie Els (RSA) 68-68-67-69, 276 - Niclas Fasth (Swe) 68-69-69-70, and 277 Carl Pettersson (Swe) 70-73-65-69. http://www.dubaidesertclassic.com ...  >>MORE

Dubai Terry Fox Run attracts 6,000

Posted on 21/02/2002

An estimated 6,000 people completed the 8.5-km Dubai Terry Fox Run in Dubai on 15 February raising funds for cancer research. http://www.terryfoxrun.org ...  >>MORE

Abu Dhabi plans to host big-time cricket in 2002

Posted on 25/11/2001

The Zayed International Cricket Stadium is set to bring all the established cricket playing nations together on a common platform as the latest international venue for world cricket takes shape in Abu Dhabi. The state-of-the-art floodlit cricket stadium is expected to be completed in April and ready to hosts international matches from September. Respond positively Sheikh Nahyan bin Mubarak Al Nahyan, Chairman of the Emirates Cricket Board (ECB), said after touring the stadium site that he ...  >>MORE

UAE in Show jumping final

Posted on 12/11/2001

lA UAE youth show jumping champion will participate in the World FEI Show Jumping Championship final, to be held in Wellington, Florida, USA, from November 26 to December 3. Sultan Mohammed Al Marzouki emerged winner in the 2001 FEI Children's International Show Jumping Championship, which was held recently in Abu Dhabi. Riding on Quartzy, Al Marzouki won the individual event, finishing two competitions in a time of 114.00 seconds with only four faults. In the same championship, competed by ...  >>MORE

Sheikh Maktoum issues decree forming Golf Foundation

Posted on 22/09/2001

His Highness Sheikh Maktoum bin Rashid Al Maktoum, Vice President and Prime Minister of the UAE and Ruler of Dubai, has issued a decree to set up a Dubai Golf Foundation (DGF) which will be totally owned by the Government of Dubai. According to the decree the Dubai Golf Foundation, which will be based in Dubai, will have a totally independent identity. It will also have independent financial and administrative authorities. In addition, it has the right to sue others and to appoint any person to ...  >>MORE

Ahmed takes silver medal in Brazil

Posted on 02/09/2001

Sheikh Ahmed Mohammed Hasher Al Maktoum defied heavy odds and a fierce challenge from an elite field to win a silver medal at the hotly-contested ISSF World Cup at Americana in Brazil. With this creditable performance, Sheikh Ahmed achieved "a personal best" at a World Cup event. The talented shooter has won three bronzes - one each in New Delhi, Cairo and Cyprus World Cup meetings - but the silver in Brazil is the newest addition to his rich cache of medals. On the strength of his recent ...  >>MORE


Posted on 11/08/2001

Sports, like any other sector, have witnessed rapid and comprehensive development since the establishment of the UAE federation in 1971. The UAE leadership, headed by President H.H Sheikh Zayed bin Sultan Al Nahyan, has given special attention to youth development. This stems from their deep belief that the future of the country lies in the hands of the country's youth. Since Sports form one of the basic principles of building the youth, the country's leadership has been throwing their weight ...  >>MORE

Dh10m tender cleared for sport halls

Posted on 09/07/2001

Deputy Ruler of Dubai, UAE Minister of Finance and Industry and Chairman of Dubai Municipality Sheikh Hamdan Bin Rashid Al Maktoum has approved a Dh10 million tender for construction of sports halls for two schools in Dubai. Qassim Sultan, director-general of Dubai Municipality said the project was presented to the municipality chairman for approval after the municipality's Technical Committee had passed it earlier last month. He said the project comprises the construction, completion and ...  >>MORE

UAE to host GCC beach volleyball championship

Posted on 03/07/2001

The GCC volleyball organising committee, GCC VOC has decided to organise the 5th GCC Beach Volleyball Championship in the UAE in 2002. Six countries are taking part in the tournament. this was decided at t a meeting held last week in Kuwait, chaired by Saleh bin Khalifa Al Khusaibi. The UAE was represented by Jasim Ali Rajab, GCC committee member and secretary general of the UAE Volleyball Association, UAE VA. In the season 2001/2002 the UAE VA will organise five tournaments, in Abu Dhabi, ...  >>MORE

UAE to have sports complexes soon: Al Suwaidi

Posted on 12/06/2001

The UAE will soon have sports complexes in all seven emirates as the country prepares to bid for the 2006 Arab Games, according to Sultan Saqr Al Suweidi. Al Suweidi, Secretary-General of the Public Authority for Youth and Sport (PAYS), told Gulf News that work had already started on complexes in Ras Al Khaimah and Sharjah. "The Sharjah Complex on the Airport road will cost Dh15 million," Al Suweidi said. He added that the complex at Ras Al Khaimah was being built at a cost of Dh8 million. ...  >>MORE

UAE return after impressive performance in World body building event

Posted on 29/05/2001

Sultan bin Al Sheikh Mejrin, the UAE Body Building Association Chairman, dedicated the national body building team's achievement in the World Continental championships to President His Highness Sheikh Zayed bin Sultan Al Nahyan and to His Highness Sheikh Maktoum bin Rashid Al Maktoum, Vice President and Ruler of Dubai and the Supreme Council Members, Rulers of the Emirates for their great support to the UAE youth. The UAE national body building team won two medals (gold and bronze) in the World ...  >>MORE

Ahmed bags bronze in double trap shooting event

Posted on 16/05/2001

Ahmed Mohammed Hasher Al Maktoum used his natural hunting skills to a great effect to win the bronze medal in the double trap-shooting event of the ISSF World Cup in Seoul yesterday. The UAE ace shooter is primarily a trap shooter and double trap is something which he practices just for fun. "But is was no fun to compete against such a quality field. When you represent your country you can't afford to take things lightly. I gave my best shot and was fully focussed on the job during the one-day ...  >>MORE

UAE wins World Ice Hockey Championship

Posted on 07/05/2001

The UAE defeated Hong Kong 3-1 to lift the World Ice Hockey 5's international championship trophy held in Malaysia. As the crowd chanted, "UAE, UAE, UAE, the UAE team skated around the rink, hoisting the trophy well above their heads and skated around the rink displaying the pride and enthusiasm that lead to their championship performance. The final match between the team from Hong Kong, the reigning champions and the UAE, dethroned last year by the Hong Kong team, provided the close match ...  >>MORE

UAE ice hockey team for Malaysia

Posted on 29/04/2001

The UAE senior and development ice hockey teams will play in the Malaysia 5-a-side International Ice Hockey tournament to be held at Kuala Lumpur from May 2-5. The tournament, which has moved to the Malaysian capital from Hong Kong this year, will have teams from Singapore, Malaysia, Japan, Manila, Beijing, UAE and Hong Kong vying for the top honours. Sheikh Falah Bin Zayed Al Nahyan, the honorary chairman of UAEIHC will lead the senior team while experienced Ahmed Al Mazroei will be the ...  >>MORE

Desert Classic purse raised to 1 million pounds

Posted on 16/01/2001

Underlining their commitment to enhancing the stature of the Dubai Desert Classic, the organisers yesterday announced that the prize money for the March 1-4 PGA Tour event has been increased to a staggering £1 million, but stressed it is not a result of world No 1 Tiger Woods' participation. Tiger Woods reportedly commands an appearance fee of about US$1 million. Making the official announcement at a press conference yesterday, Mohammed Alabbar, Vice Chairman of DUBAL and the DWTC, said, ...  >>MORE

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