Sheikh Ahmed and other officials of the UAE National Olympic Committee with the medal winners.
Gulf Today, Staff Reporter
Sheikh Ahmed Bin Mohammed Bin Rashid Al Maktoum, Chairman of the UAE National Olympic Committee, on Monday met with UAE medal winners at the fifth Islamic Solidarity Games, held last month in Konya, Turkey.
Commending the athletes, Sheikh Ahmed said their exceptional performance reflects the high standards of excellence achieved by the UAE’s sports sector and the country’s consistent commitment to the sporting values of excellence, respect and friendship, the core values of the Olympic movement.
Sheikh Ahmed further said the UAE National Olympic Committee has played a major role in encouraging the country’s promising athletes to participate in local, regional, and global sporting events and called on Emirati athletes to continue raising their performance on the sporting field in line with the vision of the UAE leadership and the objectives of “The Principles of the 50”.
UAE athletes won ten medals at the fifth Islamic Solidarity Games, including three gold, two silver, and five bronze in three sporting disciplines: cycling, judo, and para archery — the country’s biggest ever medal haul since the event’s inception in 2005.
The meeting was attended by Azza Bint Sulaiman, Assistant Secretary-General for Administrative and Financial Affairs of the UAE National Olympic Committee, and Mohammed Bin Darwish, Executive Director of the Committee.