Creative Sports Award celebrates its winners
The 11th edition of the Mohammed bin Rashid Al Maktoum Creative Sports Award will celebrate its winners at a glittering ceremony on Sunday 9 January at the heart of Expo 2020 Dubai – Dubai Expo Centre.
The Mohammed bin Rashid Al Maktoum Creative Sports Award, a global initiative of Mohammed bin Rashid Al Maktoum, is the largest award of its kind in terms of prize pool and categories, and the first award dedicated to creativity in sports.
The prize is sponsored by His Highness Sheikh Hamdan Bin Mohammed Bin Rashid Al Maktoum, Crown Prince of Dubai and Chairman of Dubai Executive Council. Chaired by Sheikh Ahmed Bin Mohammed Bin Rashid Al Maktoum, President of the National Olympic Committee, the award brings to life the guidance of the country’s wise leadership to support and enhance creativity in sport.
The 11th Mohammed bin Rashid Al Maktoum Creative Sports Award ceremony will be held on Sunday in South Hall 1A-1C of the Dubai Convention Centre at Expo 2020 Dubai and will conclude a busy season that saw a record 409 entries: 54 in the Institutional Creativity category, 29 in the Team Sports Creativity category and 326 in the Individual Sports Creativity category.
In the previous 10 seasons, 2,188 individuals, teams and organisations from 188 different countries – including 583 from the UAE, 1,386 from Arab countries and 219 from other countries – were nominated for the Mohammed bin Rashid Al Maktoum Creative Sports Award. The honourable list included 230 winners – 110 from the UAE, 104 from the Arab region and 16 from other countries around the world. One hundred and sixty-five winners were individual winners, 19 teams received coveted awards and 46 local, Arab and international organisations were recognised for their creativity.
This year’s list of winners includes seven Olympic and Paralympic champions from Tokyo, who won three gold medals, silver and bronze at the Summer Olympics and two gold and silver at the Tokyo Paralympic Games.
The names of the winners of the 11th Mohammed bin Rashid Al Maktoum Creative Sports Award were announced at a ceremony on 23 November 2021 at Deep Dive Dubai, the world’s deepest swimming pool, in the presence of His Highness Sheikh Mansour bin Mohammed bin Rashid Al Maktoum, Chairman of Dubai Sports Council, and His Excellency Mattar Al Tayer, Chairman of the Award Board of Trustees.
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