Monday, June 24, 2024

Abu Dhabi confirms its status as a global sports destination ‹ Al Wathan Newspaper


The capital Abu Dhabi has cemented its position as a global sports destination for hosting the most important and important international competitions in various sports as it has been announced to host more than one major international sporting event in recent times. first time.

The recent announcement that Abu Dhabi has won the right to host the Masters Open series (Abu Dhabi 2026) is particularly significant as the Games will be held from March 23 to April 1, 2026 for the first time in the Middle East. At many places in the capital.

Between 5,000 and 10,000 athletes are expected to participate in sports including basketball, triple-basketball, volleyball, jiu-jitsu, muay thai, bow and arrow, badminton, weightlifting, table tennis, tennis, padel, athletics, and athletics. Football, ice hockey, cycling, steeplechase, archery, swimming, golf, kayaking, canoeing, sailing, falconry, camel hunting, triathlon and football (futsal).

It was also announced that Abu Dhabi will host the second edition of the World Tennis League from December 21-24 at the Etihad Arena in Yas Island for the next 3 seasons.

This edition will see matches between the Falcons, Hawks, Eagles and Kids in a league format over three days, with the winner and runner-up teams qualifying to play in the finals of the tournament on 24 December.

Yesterday, Wednesday, it was announced that Abu Dhabi will host the first world sailing race “SailGP” (Mabadala Abu Dhabi Grand Prix Sailing Championship) 2024 on January 13th and 14th. In partnership between Mubadala Investment Company, the global partner of the “SailGP” racing series, and the Abu Dhabi Sports Council.

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Abu Dhabi has won the right to host and organize the World Road Cycling Championships scheduled for 2028 and the World Track Cycling Championships scheduled for 2029, earning the International Cycling Union’s trust as the “Capital of Sports”. Two of the most important cycling championships in the coming years.

The hosting of the two championships in Abu Dhabi comes at a time when the capital’s cycling industry has seen a qualitative change, either in terms of infrastructure or the championships it hosts, especially when it succeeded in organizing the worlds last year. Urban Cycling Championship within the week of “Bike Abu Dhabi”. It will return next year.

Consolidating its position and success in organizing and hosting the championships, Abu Dhabi Sports Council has renewed and signed its partnership with “Spartan”, the world’s most prominent brand of obstacle, endurance and steeplechase racing, for the next three editions. 2024 – 2025 – 2026, to continue the successes witnessed by the Spartan World Championship in the last two editions in the Liwa Desert, Al Wathba 2021 and 2022 respectively.

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