Gulf Youth Games

UAE to host the first Youth GCC Games

The first Youth GCC Games will be held in the UAE from 16 April to 2 May. 3,500 athletes from across the GCC will compete in 25 individual and team sports under the theme “Our Gulf is One… Our youth are promising”.

The organising committee of the inaugural Youth GCC Games announced that all sports venues in the five host emirates – Abu Dhabi, Dubai, Sharjah, Ajman and Fujairah – are fully prepared to host the event.

They have ensured everything is in place in coordination with the National Olympic Committee, the General Sports Authority and the sports councils.

Abu Dhabi will host competitions in football, swimming, judo, track cycling, sailing, jiu-jitsu and boxing.

In Dubai, there will be table tennis, athletics, volleyball, cyber sports, as well as sports competitions for people with disabilities and golf competitions.

Sharjah will host competitions in 3×3 basketball, handball, karate, chess, archery, equestrian sports such as show jumping and dressage, and track cycling.

Taekwondo, fencing and badminton competitions will be held in Fujairah, while triathlon will be held in Ajman.

Nabil Ashour, chairman of the technical committee of the first Youth GCC Games, emphasised that the committee endeavours to meet the needs of all Gulf teams, including training venues, equipment and facilities.

The historic hosting of the first Games highlights the UAE’s reputation for organising significant sporting events.

Mr Ashour said: “All venues are 100 per cent ready to host various sporting events, but there are some venues and stadiums that require additional equipment as they will host specialised competitions such as equestrian, archery and chess. These facilities will undergo a thorough assessment to ensure that they are fully equipped and ready to host training.”

Source: ArabianBusiness

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