The President of the International Handball Federation, member of the Board of Directors of the “Mohammed bin Rashid Al Maktoum Award for Sports Creativity”, Dr. Hassan Mustafa, stressed that the award has become appreciated and respected by international federations and Olympic committees, and its impact is no longer limited to Arab and regional countries only.
Hassan Mustafa told Emirates Today, “The idea of the Sports Creativity Award was born in Arabia, with the support of His Highness Sheikh Mohammed bin Rashid Al Maktoum, Vice President and Prime Minister of the UAE and Ruler of Dubai, and the patron of the award, His Highness Sheikh Hamdan bin Mohammed bin Rashid Al Maktoum.” , Crown Prince of Dubai, and the efforts of all members of the Board of Trustees of the award, and it is now classified as a global award, which has prestige and appreciation from all officials in international federations and international and local Olympic committees, as well as coaches, athletes and administrators, after its category included everyone to motivate them to shine and creativity » .
He added, “The importance of the Sports Creativity Award is not limited to the huge financial prizes that are awarded to the winners only, but rather the award has another approach to providing all forms of logistical support to every athlete striving towards success, and this is not strange for a country that has taken creativity as a method of work, and has become a fertile ground that embraces creators.” .
He pointed out: «The ultimate goal of the award is that it works to monitor the achievements of athletes and their creative initiatives, including leaders, administrators, players, coaches, referees, teams and institutions everywhere, in order to honor them in a ceremony that is prepared in the best way that dazzled the whole world, to develop sports in the UAE, the Arab world and the world. And elevate achievements to the level of creativity.
Dr. Hassan Mustafa attributed the success of the Sports Creativity Award to more than one reason, foremost of which is the credibility that it gained from the honor reaching those who deserve it, and through the sports activities and contributions for which they deserved to be honored. There is not a single athlete who was honored in the past editions who did not deserve that status. The other and most important reason from my point of view is to work permanently to address any errors that occur, and this is important from my point of view, because we in the Award’s Board of Trustees used to acknowledge in previous sessions any errors that occurred, whatever their size, and deal with them without resentment, and today with the arrival of the award to In its 12th edition, it can be said that it has reached the highest standards of quality and controls in line with being an international award.
And he continued: «The numbers are increasing with each edition, which is considered a realistic indication of the extent of the great development and the resonance of the award for everyone. The past 11 sessions of the Sports Creativity Award received 2597 files, including 748 applicants from the UAE, 1621 from Arab countries, and 228 at the level. The number of candidates for the last session reached 409 male and female athletes, who together achieved 300 mathematical achievements, 29 mathematical innovations, 26 mathematical scientific productions, and 54 sports projects, initiatives and programs.
And he continued: «I expect that the number will increase in the new edition, which will open the doors to candidacy for the numbers of previous seasons, especially with the Arab sports achievements that have been achieved in the past period, and the explosion of athletes with the return of sports activity in its natural form after the Corona pandemic, and its safety repercussions».
The Board of Trustees of the Sports Creativity Award, headed by Mattar Al Tayer, decided in its meeting held last week to open the door for candidacy for the 12th edition of the award, in early April, and it will continue until August 31 of this year, as the period of achievements that qualify for competition to win has been determined for the period from 16 September 2021 to August 31, with the winners to be honored in January 2024.
The Board of Trustees of the Award includes Mattar Al Tayer as Chairman, Khalid Ali bin Zayed as Deputy, and members: Dr. Hassan Mustafa, Mustafa Baraf, Aisha Grad Ali, Ahmed Musaed Al-Osaimi, Mona Bousmara, Dr. Khalifa Al-Shaali, Moza Al-Marri, Secretary-General of the Award, and Nasser Aman Al-Rahma. Director of the award.
It is noteworthy that Arab sports recorded great achievements last year, most notably the Moroccan national team’s historic qualification to the golden square in the World Cup “Qatar 2022”, after it made wonderful performances, almost making a surprise and reaching the final match, had it not been for the loss against France in the semi-finals with two goals for nothing. .
The reason for the success of the award
The credibility gained from the honor reaching those who deserve it.
Constantly work to address any errors that occur.
“It is not strange for a country that has taken creativity as a method for work to become a fertile ground that embraces creators.”
“The ultimate goal of the award is to monitor the athletes’ achievements and their creative initiatives.”
“The award has reached the highest standards of quality and controls, in line with being an international award.”
A file nominated in the past 11 sessions.
advanced from the UAE.
ahead of the Arab countries.
candidate at the global level.
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