The 2024 Paris Olympics and the most important sports medicine conference on the UAE sports map

The National Olympic Committee has prepared for the next important stage in the march of Emirati sports, in line with the country’s preparations at all levels for the next fifty years, starting with the 51st Federation Day, as the Paris 2024 Olympic Games, and the hosting of the global event of the International Conference on sports medicine 2024 in the UAE are the two most prominent events on the UAE sports map in the next two years.

The 2024 Paris Olympics is one of the most important stations that the Olympic Committee is focusing on, especially since Emirati sports achieved Olympic glory in the 2004 and Rio de Janeiro tournaments in 2016, in addition to participating in 10 tournaments, winning gold in archery through Sheikh Ahmed bin Hasher Al Maktoum, Judo bronze medalist Sergio Toma.

Emirates sport made its first appearance on the Olympic stage at the Los Angeles Games in 1984, then successively appeared at the Games in Seoul 1988, Barcelona 1992, Atlanta 1996, Sydney 2000, Athens 2004, Beijing 2008, London 2012 and Rio de Janeiro in 2016, until Tokyo in 2020.

The coming period will witness numerous participations of various games and sports federations in the qualifying competitions for the Paris 2024 Olympic Games, as the Olympic Committee hopes that this version will witness the historic participation of Emirati sports.

On the other hand, Dubai hosted the activities of the 38th edition of the International Sports Medicine Conference on the sidelines of the 37th edition of the conference, which was held in Mexico from September 22 to 25 last year, and was attended by the Sports Medicine Committee of the National Olympic of the board.

Over the past months, the Sports Medicine Committee, in collaboration and coordination with the Department of Economy and Tourism in Dubai, has endeavored to prepare an integrated file covering all targeted aspects of managing a prominent international conference, to ensure that the UAE is favored and Dubai is selected for the organization of the next edition in 2024.

In the 38th edition of the global medical sports event, the UAE, Croatia and Chile competed for the right to host the conference, and it was organized and signed by the Vice President of the Commission for Sports Medicine of the National Olympic Committee, Dr. Dubai.

There is no doubt that getting Dubai to host the conference is the result of constructive cooperation in the public and private sectors, especially with the Commission for Sports Medicine of the National Olympic Committee, because an integrated and attractive offer of the host to win this international conference was presented, based on Dubai’s vast capabilities and advanced infrastructure and organizational capacities, along with its record of hosting major international events and events, which is in line with the vision of His Highness Sheikh Mohammed bin Rashid Al Maktoum, Vice President and Prime Minister of the UAE and Ruler of Dubai, to make Dubai the world’s favorite city to live, work and visits.

The conference will be an important platform for participants and participants, who will be able to exchange opinions and knowledge and discuss the latest developments in sports medicine, with the opportunity to experience exceptional experiences in Dubai, which has a number of tourist attractions and offers excellent offers.

dr. Ahmed Belhoul Al Falasi, First Vice-President of the National Olympic Committee and Head of the Executive Office, emphasized the importance of this step, which confirms the position of the UAE as the best option for decision-makers at the regional and global level in various fields of sports work in order to host and organize major sporting events and scientific conferences related to the aspect. The athlete, praising the directives of His Highness Sheikh Ahmed bin Mohammed bin Rashid Al Maktoum, President of the National Olympic Committee, on the need to build partnerships with various international agencies, bodies and organizations, in a way to achieve the desired benefit for UAE sports, and contribute to the strengthening of cooperation and the transfer of knowledge of experts from various sports sciences. Especially since the conference discusses one of the most important issues related to the health and safety of athletes, with an overview of best practices and the latest standards and technologies used in this regard.

The UAE continues its achievements in the field of sports medicine, after the head of the Sports Medicine Committee of the National Olympic Committee, Dr. – 25) last September.

The nomination of Dr. Hashel Al-Tunaiji as a member of the Development Committee of the International Federation of Sports Medicine comes as a complement to the achievements of the United Arab Emirates during the International Conference on Sports Medicine, as the conference witnessed the participation of many sports medicine experts. committee from all over the world, with the presence of a group of collaborators in the field of sports medicine, whether they are osteopath surgeons, physical therapists, nutritionists, occupational therapists and psychiatrists.

dr. Hashel Al Tunaiji expressed his satisfaction with this success which would not have been possible without the great reputation the country enjoys in all sectors and fields, including the medical sector, thanks to the exceptional capabilities that the UAE possesses, which have established its reputation as one of the internationally renowned and preferred destinations for holding events and hosting important events on the agenda of international organizations and institutions.

Al-Tunaiji indicated that the works started as soon as it was announced that Dubai won the hosting of the activities of the 38th edition of the global medical sports event, which had strong competition from all developed countries to host, including Croatia and Chile, explaining that the coming period will witness continuous meetings with the Department of Economy and Tourism in Dubai, to learn about all the targeted aspects of managing an international conference, to ensure the presentation of a distinctive version worthy of the size of the reputation and status. UAE.

Olympic Academy

On a related level, the Olympic Academy strengthened its path with fruitful partnerships in the sports sector, after the Academy signed a memorandum of understanding with the General Sports Authority and the Emirates Center for Sports Science and Sports Medicine, at the body’s headquarters in Dubai, with the aim of strengthening and enhancing cooperation in the field of organizing and developing human resources in the sports sector, and promoting the exchange of knowledge and various studies, and increasing the exchange of experts and specialists with foreign countries in the field of sports and its applied sciences. .

At the Gulf level, His Highness Sheikh Ahmed bin Mohammed bin Rashid Al Maktoum, President of the National Olympic Committee, led the country’s delegation that participated in the 34th meeting of the heads of the Olympic Committees of the Arab Gulf Cooperation Council, which was held in the capital of Saudi Arabia , Riyadh, in order to promote the role of the UAE and its great interest in the development of sports at the level of the Gulf.

Gulf Youth Games

In the same context, 2023 will witness an important event in the Gulf hosted by the state, which is the Gulf Youth Games, which is the first edition, because the Executive Office of the Olympic Committee directed the formation of an executive team, in order to start developing a general vision of the requirements of the session, and prepare and equip all requirements and technical, administrative and logistical aspects to ensure an exceptional version of the event that matches the size of the country’s reputation and status, and its organizational capacity for various sporting events and events.

many events

Next year, sports events in the country will include a number of important events. During the session, members of the Executive Office considered reports on sports tournaments for 2023, as well as reports on sports and social events and events organized by the Commission and in which it participated. during the final phase, including Emirati Women’s Day and Olympic Day organized by the committee. The National Olympic Games for the first time this year, in collaboration with the Dubai Police General Command represented by the Dubai Police Officers Club, in which 2036 individuals from all segments of society are participating under the slogan “Sports for Peace”.

At the level of participation in the Gulf, the UAE will participate in many competitions whose dates have been approved, the most notable of which are the Gulf Sports Tournament for Combat Games and Indoor Games in Saudi Arabia in 2024, the Third Gulf Sports Tournament for Beach Games in the Sultanate of Oman in 2025, 4th Gulf Sports Tournament in Qatar 2026 and 4th Gulf Sports Tournament for Beach Games. In Bahrain 2027, to ensure the continuation of sports tournaments in the Gulf, and the adherence to dates and venues, to support and strengthen fraternal ties between the young countries of the Gulf Cooperation Council and to develop the levels of sports teams in the Gulf.

Meeting of the leaders of the Olympic Committees

On the other hand, the UAE participated in the meeting of the leaders of the Olympic Committees of the Cooperation Council of the Arab States of the Gulf, because it was agreed to organize the club championship of the Champions League for team games, in addition to strengthening the capabilities of the Olympic Committees and enabling them to ensure their continuation in organizing the joint work process, achieving aspirations of athletes from the GCC countries, and the exchange of experiences and reputable experiences in the system of joint work in the field of sports.

At the meeting, the importance of women’s participation in all sports tournaments was emphasized, and with regard to the increase in the number of sports dedicated to women in the upcoming sessions, with the allocation of the General Secretariat of the Gulf Cooperation Council, in coordination with the Presidency of the next session in 2023, to determine the date of 35. meeting of the leaders of the Gulf Olympic Committees.

• The upcoming period will be marked by numerous participations in various games and sports associations.

• In 2023, the country will host an important event in the Gulf, namely the first edition of the Gulf Youth Games.

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Highlights of National Sports Day 2023

One of the most prominent sporting events we will witness next year is the National Sports Day, which has become a highly anticipated sporting event for sports fans in the country, after the National Olympic Committee’s Executive Office approved the eighth edition of the event. On the National Sports Day on the second of March next year in 2023, in the continuation of organizing the event. Which comes as a result of the generous initiative that His Highness Sheikh Mohammed bin Rashid Al Maktoum, Vice President and Prime Minister of the UAE and Ruler of Dubai, directed for the first time in 2015 towards the establishment of the UAE National Sports Day, with the participation of all segments and groups of society.

The National Sports Day is an event of a national character, in which movement, sports, communities, educational and competitive activities are invested in order to embody the unity of cohesion between all segments, spectrums and groups of society, in order to reflect the closeness, harmony and permeation of the cohesive fabric between more culture on Emirates soil and their positive and constructive interactions.

The Olympic Committee has prepared early for this exceptional event with the aim of completing various preparations and preparations, confirms the message of His Highness Sheikh Ahmed bin Mohammed bin Rashid Al Maktoum, Chairman of the National Olympic Committee and Chairman of the Supreme Committee for National Sports. A day of initiative, the importance of the participation of all segments of society and engaging in sports activities in order to improve the way of life, health and the adoption of sports as a way of life.

In the past seven editions, we have witnessed great interaction of all ages, with the participation of all government bodies and institutions, and in the last edition, which was hosted by Expo 2020 Dubai, 2,204 participants took part. The activities included numerous sports and physical activities, of which there were 33 different activities. Apart from the three-kilometer walk, which was the main event, in which numerous public and sports figures participated.

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