August 04, 2020
Ahmed Bin Mohammed informs ARISF, their decision to postpone 11th Edition of the Mohammed Bin Rashid Al Maktoum Creative Sports Award by a year.
Decision made due to impact of COVID-19 on major international sports events in 2020
DUBAI -- His Highness Sheikh Ahmed Bin Mohammed Bin Rashid Al Maktoum, President of the UAE National Olympic Committee and President of the Award, has decided to defer the Awards Ceremony of the 11th Edition of the Mohammed Bin Rashid Al Maktoum Creative Sports Awards by a year.
The decision was made after taking into consideration the cancellation and postponement of major international sports events across the world, including the decision of the IOC to postpone the 2020 Tokyo Olympic Games and Paralympic Games, due to COVID-19 pandemic.
Organised under the banner of the Mohammed Bin Rashid Al Maktoum Global Initiatives (MBRGI), the Mohammed Bin Rashid Al Maktoum Creative Sports Award (MBRCSA) prides itself as one of the leading voices in the world for the promotion of creativity in sports as well as the wellbeing of sportspeople, and, taking the current situation into consideration, and it has decided to reschedule the Awards Ceremony of the 11th Edition to January, 2022. The MBRCSA have informed the ARISF President Raffaele Chiulli regarding this postponement.
ARISF President Raffaele Chiulli said “I fully support the decision of the his highness Sheikh Ahmed Bin Mohammed Bin Rashid Al Maktoum to postpone the MBRCSA. Currently, the safety of the athletes and sports institutions is at utmost priority”
The Mohammed Bin Rashid Al Maktoum Creative Sports Award is the biggest award of its kind in terms of value and diversity of categories, and dedicated to inspiring creativity in sports - not just in the UAE, but around the Arab world and the worldwide.
The announcement comes following the 28th meeting of the Board of Trustees of the Award, which was held remotely, with His Excellency Mattar Al Tayer, Vice Chairman of Dubai Sports Council and Chairman of the Board of Trustees of the Award, chairing the meeting. Khalid Ali Bin Zayed, Vice Chairman of the Board of Trustees, was present at the meeting along with the other members of the Board of Trustees: Dr. Hassan Moustafa, Mustafa Larfaoui, Dr. Khalifa Al Shaali, Ahmed Alosaymi, Muna Busamra, Moaza Al Marri the Secretary General of the Award, and Nasser Al Rahma the Director of the Award.
The meeting reviewed the challenges being faced by the world in general and the sporting world in particular due to COVID-19 with governments around the globe imposing lockdowns and restricting international travel, due to which sports activity around the globe was forced to a halt.