Press Releases

17
October
2017

SRI LANKA TARGET 220 FOR VICTORY AT ZAYED CRICKET STADIUM

Source: ADSC

Sri Lanka was on course for victory in the second ODI against Pakistan today at Zayed Cricket Stadium.

 

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17
October
2017

EGA SWINGS INTO ABU DHABI HSBC CHAMPIONSHIP

Source: ADSC

The award-winning Abu Dhabi HSBC Championship, which each January launches the Desert Swing as part of the European Tour, has been renamed following a landmark presenting partnership deal with Emirates Global Aluminium. EGA is the largest industrial company in the UAE outside oil and gas and one of the world’s biggest ‘premium aluminium’ producers.

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11
October
2017

Team Abu Dhabi Receives Heroes’ Welcome at Abu Dhabi Airport

Source: ADSC

Team Abu Dhabi for F2 powerboats received heroes’ welcome at Abu Dhabi airport when they came back as the teams’ driver Rashid Al Qamzi emerged as UIM F2 world champion as he delivered a very professional performance to finish fourth in Grand Prix of Portugal on the Douro River to clinch the UIM F2 World Championship title.

 

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10
October
2017

ADIMSC Launches Calendar of New Season

Source: ADSC

Under the patronage of HH  Dr Sheikh Sultan bin Khalifa Al Nahyan, Abu Dhabi International Marine Sports Club  (ADIMSC) held a press conference on 10 October 2017 to announce launching  the “Year of Zayed Marine Season 2018”.

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09
October
2017

OFFICIAL DRAW SETS THE PLAYING FIELD FOR FIFA CLUB WORLD CUP UAE 2017

Source: ADSC

The Official Draw was held today (Monday) in the UAE capital and host city, Abu Dhabi. FIFA and the Local Organising Committee (LOC) unveiled who the FIFA Club World Cup UAE 2017 contenders competing in the world's biggest club football tournament from 6 to 16 December in Abu Dhabi's Zayed Sports City and Al Ain's Hazza Bin Zayed Stadium.

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08
October
2017

Al Awani Expresses thanks and gratitude to our Leaders

Source: ADSC

HE Aref Al Awani, General Secretary of Abu Dhabi Sports Council, expressed his thanks and gratitude to The President  His Highness Sheikh Khalifa Bin Zayed Al Nahyan,  and to His Highness Sheikh Mohammed Bin Rashid Al Maktoum Vice President , Prime Minister and Ruler of Dubai, and to His Highness Sheikh Mohamed Bin Zayed Al Nahyan, Abu Dhabi Crown Prince and Deputy Supreme Commander of  the UAE Armed Forces for their unwavering support to sport sectors in our country.

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08
October
2017

ZAYED CRICKET ACADEMY HELPING CHILDREN TO BECOME FUTURE STARS

Source: ADSC

Zayed Cricket Academy, Abu Dhabi’s most prestigious junior cricket coaching programme put its raw recruits to work this week to  assist with the first Pakistan vs Sri Lanka test match at Zayed Cricket Stadium in Abu Dhabi. Ten boys from the academy, aged 10-14 years old volunteered as ball boys for the five day test match, which finished with an entertaining victory for Sri Lanka.

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03
October
2017

SRI LANKA SPIN TO VICTORY ON INCREDIBLE DAY 5 IN ABU DHABI

Source: ADSC

Sri Lanka has won the first Test Match of the Q. Mobile Presents J Junaid Jamshed Cup 2017 test series, by a total of 21 runs today at Zayed Cricket Stadium.

 

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03
October
2017

40 Teams in Second Edition of Mubadala Community Football League

Source: ADSC

The second edition of Mubadala community football leagues kicked off on Sunday, the first of October 2017.

Mubadala-which is Abu Dhabi based Investment and Development Company, has been organizing this annual football tournament at Zayed Sports City main stadium and side playgrounds.

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02
October
2017

THE FIFA CLUB WORLD CUP UAE 2017 CALLS FOR VOLUNTEERS FROM AROUND THE WORLD

Source: ADSC

Today, the Local Organising Committee (LOC) for the FIFA Club World Cup UAE 2017 has launched its volunteer programme to the general public. The programme will give over 1,000 volunteers, the opportunity to be part of the global football showpiece event, which will take place across Abu Dhabi and Al Ain from 6 to 16 December 2017.

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30
September
2017

ADSC Delegation in Cohabitation Visit to Japan

A delegation from Abu Dhabi Sports Council (ADSC) left for Japan for a 9-day technical cohabitation visit. The visit is to Yokohama Marinos Football Academy in Tokyo.

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30
September
2017

330 Cyclists in ADSC Community Race at Yas Island

Source: ADSC

Abu Dhabi Sports Council (ADSC) organized on Friday, 29 September 2017, a community cycling racing at Yas Island, as 330 cyclists from different categories took part.  The start and finish lines was at Yas Island.

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30
September
2017

Executive Committee of Asia Cup UAE 2019 Reviews Dubai Group preparations

The Executive Committee of Asia Cup UAE 2019 held a regular meeting at Dubai Sports Council Offices in Dubai to review the preparations and latest developments of the Dubai Group for this event.

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30
September
2017

Faisal Al Rahmani Elected IFAHR Chairman

Faisal Al Rahmani- UAE’s nominee for the chairmanship of the International Federation of Arabian Horse Racing “IFAHR” -has been elected be the new chairman for the coming four year.

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27
September
2017

ADSC Community Cycling Race at Yas Island

Source: ADSC

Abu Dhabi Sports Council (ADSC) will organize on Friday, 29 September 2017, a community cycling race at Yas Island.  The race is one of ADSC’s community events for the 2017/18 season.

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27
September
2017

World’s latest LED technology illuminates Hazza bin Zayed Stadium in preparation for FIFA CWC 2017

Source: ADSC

The new LED floodlights of Hazza bin Zayed Stadium- Al Ain City, Abu Dhabi will illuminate this iconic facility in preparation for the FIFA CWC 2017.

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24
September
2017

Big Successes for the President of the UAE Cup Series at Churchill Downs Racetrack

Source: ADSC

The 7th race of the 24th President of the UAE Cup Series for Purebred Arabian Horses was held on Saturday, September 23rd 2017 at Churchill Downs Racetrack in in Louisville, Kentucky, US, and was a real success as a very large number of spectators were so keen to attend.

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22
September
2017

Churchill Downs Racetrack to host President of the UAE Cup Series for Purebred Arabian Horses

Source: ADSC

The Churchill Downs Racetrack will host the 7th race of the 24th President of the UAE Cup Series for Purebred Arabian Horses on Saturday.

The Group 1 President of the UAE Cup Stakes for Purebred Arabian Horses will be contested by nine riders over 1,600 metres. The race for four-year-old fillies carries a total prize purse of US$100,000.

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21
September
2017

ADSC Congratulates KSA on 87th National Day

Source: ADSC

Abu Dhabi Sports Council (ADSC) congratulated the Kingdom of Saudi Arabia on the occasion of the 87th anniversary of the Kingdom's National Day.

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20
September
2017

Dr. Ramón Cugat Visits Healthpoint Hospital, Al Ain and Baniyas Clubs

Source: ADSC

On the margins of the seminar “Experiences from la Liga” organized by Abu Dhabi Sports Council in September 2017, Dr. Ramón Cugat Bertomeu, the Spanish specialist in orthopedic surgery, and doctor of Barcelona Football Club paid a visit to Healthpoint hospital in Abu Dhabi.

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20
September
2017

170 Ladies in FDF and ADSC 100- Day Challenge for Women

Source: ADSC

The Family Development Foundation (FDF) and Abu Dhabi Sports Council (ADSC) attracted 170 ladies to take part in the second phase of the “100-Day Challenge for Women”.

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19
September
2017

ADSC Organizes Seminar on “Experiences from LaLiga”

Source: ADSC

Abu Dhabi Sports Council (ADSC) organized on 18 September 2017 a seminar on “Experiences from LaLiga”.

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19
September
2017

ABU DHABI SPORTS COUNCIL TARGET 4,000 PARTICIPANTS FOR THE 2018 ITU WORLD TRIATHLON ABU DHABI

Source: ADSC

The ITU World Triathlon Abu Dhabi, the pinnacle of world triathlon and the season-opener for the world's fastest elite triathletes, has opened early-bird entries to the public.  Amateur athletes and tiny triathletes can sign-up for the spectacle via www.AbuDhabi.Triathlon.org for their chance to race on one of the world’s most iconic triathlon courses alongside the world’s finest. The prestigious race, now entering its fourth edition, takes place from 2 to 3 March in the UAE capital.

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11
September
2017

Healthpoint partners with Abu Dhabi Sports Council for bespoke wellness-coaching program

Source: ADSC

Healthpoint, part of Mubadala’s Healthcare network, recently announced a strategic partnership with the Abu Dhabi Sports Council (ADSC), that designates the multi-specialty hospital as its official healthcare partner. The full-scale partnership includes a bespoke wellness program for employees and their families, to empower them with the necessary tools to maintain a healthy lifestyle.

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11
September
2017

LOCAL ORGANIZING COMMITTEE ANNOUNCE THE FIFA CLUB WORLD CUP UAE 2017 YOUTH LEADERSHIP PROGRAMME

Source: ADSC

The Local Organizing Committee (LOC) is launching a nation-wide search for Youth Leaders to become the champion of their communities to actively showcase the FIFA Club World Cup UAE 2017.  The Youth Leadership Programme will be rolled out in schools, universities and youth football academies across the UAE, and is open to students aged 13-21. 

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23
August
2017

Nahyan bin Zayed issues decision forming executive office of Abu Dhabi Tour 2018

Source: ADSC

H.H. Sheikh Nahyan bin Zayed Al Nahyan, Chairman of the Board of Trustees of the Zayed bin Sultan Al Nahyan Charitable and Humanitarian Foundation and Chairman of the Abu Dhabi Sports Council, has issued a decision forming the executive office of the 4th edition of the Abu Dhabi Tour, to be held in 2018.

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22
August
2017

REGISTRATION OPENS FOR ABU DHABI’S NEW-LOOK ZAYED CRICKET ACADEMY

Source: ADSC

Abu Dhabi Cricket, with the full backing of Abu Dhabi Sports Council, has opened registration for the upgraded Zayed Cricket Academy’s new term – the UAE’s most prestigious junior cricket coaching programme – which will now operate a ‘Junior Academy’ for rookies aged 15 and under.

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20
August
2017

Abu Dhabi Sports Council signs agreement with International Confederation of Registers for Exercise Professionals

Source: ADSC

The Abu Dhabi Sports Council has signed a new partnership agreement with the International Confederation of Registers for Exercise Professionals, ICREPS, a partnership between registered bodies from nine countries, that include the United States, Canada, the United Kingdom, Ireland, Australia, New Zealand and South Africa.

 

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16
August
2017

Indoor Community Run at Yas Mall

Source: ADSC

Abu Dhabi Sports Council (ADSC) will organize on Friday, August 18, 2017, an indoor community run at Yas Mall in Abu Dhabi.

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14
August
2017

Strong performance from UAE Team Emirates’ Vegard Stake Laengen as he takes ninth place in overall General Classification at Colorado Classic

Source: ADSC

The inaugural edition of the Colorado Classic wrapped up on 13th August with UAE Team Emirates’ rider Vegard Stake Laengen placing ninth in the overall General Classification.  

 

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07
August
2017

UAE TEAM EMIRATES TO DEBUT AT INAUGURAL COLORADO CLASSIC

Source: ADSC

Six UAE Team Emirates riders will feature at the inaugural Colorado Classic race from August 10 – 13, 2017. Making his race debut, Emirati rider Yousif Mirza will be joined by Italian riders Simone Petilli, Edward Ravasi and Seid Lizde - a young trainee joining UAE Team Emirates from team Colpack for the second part of the season - and Norweigian Vegard Stake Laengen.

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26
July
2017

UAE COLOURS FLY HIGH AT LE TOUR DEBUT

Source: ADSC

UAE Team Emirates’ riders produced a Tour de France to remember at their debut as a series of exciting stages resulted in an eleventh place finish in the overall Team standings and a top ten General Classification finish for South African, Louis Meintjes.

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20
July
2017

UAE Consulate hosts street soccer festival in New York

Source: WAM

 The UAE Consulate-General in New York and the New York City Football Club hosted a street soccer festival on Saturday, July 15th, in New York City’s South Bronx neighbourhood, to promote cross-cultural understanding between the US and UAE.

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10
July
2017

ADSF 2017 Starts in Style

Source: ADSC

The second edition of Abu Dhabi Sports Festival (ADSF) started in a bright way on Sunday, July 9, 2017, at Abu Dhabi National Exhibitions Company.

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10
July
2017

Big Benefits for ADSC Delegation Cohabitation Visit to China

Source: ADSC

The delegation from Abu Dhabi Sports Council that was in a cohabitation visit to Beijing Sport University- BSU, China, came back with big benefits.

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09
July
2017

Under Directives of Nahyan bin Zayed...New Structure for Heritage Falconry Competitions of Abu Dhabi Falconry Club

Source: ADSC

Under the directives of H.H. Sheikh Nahyan bin Zayed Al Nahyan, Chairman of Abu Dhabi Sports Council, Abu Dhabi Falconry Club will have a new structure its heritage falconry competitions for the season 17/2018.

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06
July
2017

Emirati Marshals in Azerbaijan F1 & Confederations Cup

Source: ADSC

8 Emirati Marshals participated actively in Azerbaijan F1 and the FIFA Confederations Cup held recently in Azerbaijan and Russia.

The Emirati Marshals participated in Azerbaijan F1 Grand Prix building on their accumulative experiences in sharing in the organizing of various  F1 Grand Prix championships.

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05
July
2017

Abu Dhabi Sports Festival- ADSF 2017 22 Thousand SQM, 54 Days, 15 Different Games,

Source: ADSC

Abu Dhabi Sports Council (ADSC) announced- in cooperation with Abu Dhabi National Exhibitions Company (ADNEC), the launch of the second edition of Abu Dhabi Sports Festival (ADSF 2017).

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05
July
2017

Asia Cup UAE 2019 Executive Committee Convenes Latest developments, Hosting Stadia, Matches Kick off Timings, and Operational budget discussed

Source: ADSC

The Executive Committee of Asia Cup UAE 2019 held its regular meeting on Wednesday, July 5, 2017. The meeting has been held to review latest developments and the preparations to host this championship.

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02
July
2017

ADSC Delegation in Cohabitation Visit to BSU

Source: ADSC

A delegation from Abu Dhabi Sports Council left for China on a cohabitation visit to learn about China’s and Being Sport University experiences on preparing athletes and sportspersons to take part in different sport championships and competitions.

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02
July
2017

UAE Team Emirates Cycling Team in Tour de France

Source: ADSC

UAE Team Emirates Professional Cycling Team is taking part in the 2017 Tour de France.

Yesterday, one of its riders “Diego Ulissi” did well in the first stage of this famous Tour and scored a good result.

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27
June
2017

THE OFFICIAL FIFA CLUB WORLD CUP UAE 2017 MASCOT TO BE UNVEILED THIS TUESDAY

Source: ADSC

The official Mascot of the FIFA Club World Cup UAE 2017 will be unveiled to the public by the tournament's Local Organizing Committee (LOC) on Tuesday, 27 June, in Yas Mall, Abu Dhabi. The launch event will give fans the unique opportunity to be the first to meet the official Mascot and test their football skills at the Mobile Roadshow Experience to win fantastic prizes.

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27
June
2017

UAE'S FAMOUS FIFA CLUB WORLD CUP OFFICIAL MASCOT MAKES A COMEBACK

Source: ADSC

The long-awaited official Mascot of the FIFA Club World Cup UAE 2017, a gazelle nicknamed 'Dhabi', made his first public appearance, since 2010, today (Tuesday) at the FIFA Club World Cup UAE 2017 Experience in Yas Mall, Abu Dhabi. The Local Organizing Committee (LOC) celebrated this milestone by unveiling the Mascot to over hundreds of fans including young football fanatics from Abu Dhabi's top football schools.

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19
June
2017

FIFA CLUB WORLD CUP UAE 2017 TICKETS ON SALE NOW

Source: ADSC

 Following a highly successful Visa pre-sale period for the FIFA Club World Cup UAE 2017, the Local Organizing Committee has now launched ticket sales to the general public. Fans around the world can

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18
June
2017

Al Ain Ladies Club Opened

Source: ADSC

Under the patronage of H.H. Sheikha Fatima bint Mubarak, Chairwoman of UAE General Women's Union, Supreme Chairwoman of the Family Development Foundation, and President of the Supreme Council for Motherhood and Childhood, and with the attention of Shaikha Fatima bint Hazza bin Zayed Al Nahyan, Chairwoman of the board of Fatima Bint Mubarak Ladies Sports Academy, Chairwoman of Abu Dhabi Ladies Club and Chairwoman of Al Ain Ladies Club, state minister HE Dr. Maitha bint Salem Al Shamsi opened Al Ain Ladies Club.

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16
May
2017

ADSC and Emirates Nuclear Energy Sign MOU

Source: ADSC

Abu Dhabi Sports Council and the Emirates Nuclear Energy Corporation signed a memorandum of understanding aiming to enhance “corporate excellence.

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30
April
2017

FINA High Diving World Cup-Abu Dhabi 2017

Source: ADSC

The 4th FINA High Diving World Cup, Abu Dhabi (28 & 29 April 2017) came to amazing conclusion with Gary Hunt of Britain securing the men’s title for the second successive time, and Rita Adriana Jimenez of Mexico taking the women’s crown.

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30
April
2017

FINA Lauds Abu Dhabi

Source: ADSC

Abu Dhabi Sports Council held an official dinner gala to mark the conclusion of the fourth edition of FINA High Diving World Cup- Abu Dhabi 2017.

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29
April
2017

Basketball Coaching “C” Level License Course

Source: ADSC

Abu Dhabi Sports Council organized- in cooperation with the Asian Basketball Confederation and UAE basketball federation, a training course to help basketball coaches in Abu Dhabi to obtain the “C“ level coaching license.

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25
April
2017

Finals of Abu Dhabi Workforce Games this Friday

Source: ADSC

The second edition of Abu Dhabi Workforce Games Championship-organized by Abu Dhabi Sports Council in cooperation with the ministry of Human Resources & Emiratisation, and Zonescorp will be concluded this Friday.

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20
April
2017

SPORT IN ABU DHABI: PROMOTING ABU DHABI AS

Source: ADSC

Abu Dhabi Sports Council (ADSC) and Abu Dhabi Tourism & Culture Authority (TCA Abu Dhabi) have today unveiled a new initiative, Sport in Abu Dhabi, which will promote the UAE’s capital across all forms of sports tourism.

 

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01
March
2017

ITU World Triathlon Abu Dhabi welcomes 2,500 participants from 52 countries on Yas Island this weekend

Source: ADSC

A record-breaking 2,500 athletes from 52 countries will take their marks for the third annual ITU World Triathlon Abu Dhabi as 92 of the world's leading elite triathletes and 2,380 age group participants race on a brand new course on Yas Island from 3 to 4 March.

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15
February
2017

Nahyan bin Zayed Leads National Sports Day Procession

Source: ADSC

Thursday, February 16, 2017 will mark second edition of the UAE National Sports Day. Activities and festivities of the Day will be held under the theme “UAE Unites Us”.  The Day is held in coincidence with GCC National Sports Day.  

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12
February
2017

Czech Republic’s Martin Sonka seizes his first race win at season opener

Source: ADSC

Martin Sonka of the Czech Republic dazzled the fans at the diamond 75th Red Bull Air Race in the history of the World Championship, earning the first race win of his career. In second, Spain’s Juan Velarde had a first of his own, while Canada’s Pete McLeod was third.

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07
February
2017

ADSC Coach of Coaches Workshop

Source: ADSC

Within its cooperation agreement with LaLiga, Abu Dhabi Sports Council organized on Monday, 6 February 2017 a workshop for junior football teams’ coaches.

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31
January
2017

Spain’s Olympic speedster to join a stellar elite men's field on the all-new Yas Island course

Source: ADSC

The 2016 ITU World Champion and two-time ITU World Triathlon Abu Dhabi winner, Mario Mola, has thrown his hat in the ring for the World Triathlon Series season-opener on 3 and 4 March on Yas Island.

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25
January
2017

Bermuda's Olympian Flora Duffy commits to the World Triathlon Series season-opener on spectacular Yas Island in March

Source: ADSC

After a stunning 2016 that saw Flora Duffy notch-up three World Championship titles, Bermuda's superstar triathlete will start her 2017 season in Abu Dhabi on 3 and 4 March, in one of the most hotly anticipated triathlons of recent years.

 

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25
January
2017

ADSC Staff Get First Aids

Source: ADSC

Abu Dhabi Sports Council organized-in cooperation with Emirates Red Crescent Authority, an in-house workshop on First Aids.

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14
January
2017

ADSC Signs Partnership Agreement with Advance Company

Source: ADSC

Abu Dhabi Sports Council (ADSC) signed a partnership agreement with Advance Company.

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14
January
2017

Fifth Season of ADSC Juniors Football Festival

Source: ADSC

The second edition of the fifth season of ADSC juniors’ football festival was successfully concluded on Friday, January 13, 2017, at Al Ain football school.

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26
December
2016

Arab Olympic Champions to be honored during AD Tour 2017

Source: ADSC

H.H. Sheikh Nahyan bin Zayed Al Nahyan, Chairman of Abu Dhabi Sports Council, instructed to honor Arab champions who won accolades at Rio 2016 Olympic Games.

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17
December
2016

Abu Dhabi Sports Clubs Delegation in Japan

Japan International Cooperation Center (JICE) welcomed a visiting delegation from Abu Dhabi sport clubs.

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06
December
2016

Abu Dhabi Al Wathba Cycle Races

Source: ADSC

Abu Dhabi Sports Council will organize, on Friday, December 9, 2016, afternoon of cycling events at Al Wathba Cycle Park. Race will cater for juniors through to elite riders.  

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05
December
2016

Mubadala Community Football League

Source: ADSC

Mubadala community football league entered its 9th week as 40 teams compete in four different groups.

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04
December
2016

UAE OLYMPIC HEROES UNITE TO INSPIRE EMIRATI PARTICIPATION FOR ITU WORLD TRIATHLON ABU DHABI

Source: ADSC

After flying the UAE flag with pride at this summer’s Games in Rio, three of the country's favourite Olympians are ready to take on a new challenge and participate for the first time as a relay team at the ITU World Triathlon Abu Dhabi on 3 and 4 March at the UAE capital's signature sporting venue, Yas Island. Nada Al Bedwawi, Ayesha Al Balooshi and Yousif Mirza are hoping to inspire like-minded Emiratis to follow in their footsteps and tackle the multi-discipline sport.

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29
November
2016

Sixth Edition of National Day Shooting Championship Concluded

Source: ADSC

The sixth edition of the UAE National Day Shooting Championship concluded successfully on Monday, 28 November 2016. The championship has been held to mark and to commemorate the 45th anniversary of the UAE National Day.

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28
November
2016

Nahyan bin Zayed Congratulates UAE leaders and people on the successes of Abu Dhabi 2016 Formula 1 Grand Prix

Source: ADSC

HH Sheikh Nahyan bin Zayed Al Nahyan, Chairman of Abu Dhabi Sports Council, extended his congratulations to the leaders and people of the UAE on the amazing successes of Etihad Airways Abu Dhabi Formula 1 Grand Prix 2016.

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28
November
2016

The National Day Shooting Championship Concludes Tonight

Source: ADSC

The National Day Shooting Championship 2016 will conclude tonight (Monday, 28 November).

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27
November
2016

Legendary Italian Footballer Paolo Maldini in Great Football Experiences

Source: ADSC

Abu Dhabi Sports Council organized on Sunday, November 27, 2016 a seminar about the career and experiences of legendary Italian footballer “Paolo Maldini”.

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23
November
2016

Football Matches Commissioners Workshop

Source: ADSC

Within training seminars and workshops organized by Abu Dhabi Sports Council to strengthen football professionalism in Abu Dhabi emirate, ADSC organized a workshop on “football matches commissioning”.

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16
November
2016

UAE’s capital set to join the list of world's iconic towers in hosting a Vertical Marathon – The Climb to Abu Dhabi

Defying gravity, the vertical ascent up a city tower has literally taken the world by storm. Originating in the late 70s, the sport of ‘Vertical Marathons’ (also called ‘Tower Running’) has now spread to every continent, with the Abu Dhabi debut confirmed for January 2017.

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14
November
2016

SOUTH AFRICAN DUO LOOKING TO DOMINATE ITU WORLD TRIATHLON SERIES SEASON-OPENER IN ABU DHABI

Source: ADSC

Two of the world's top five triathletes, Rio de Janeiro’s Olympic bronze medallist Henri Schoeman and compatriot two-time Olympian Richard Murray, have been unveiled as the first in a series of star announcements for the ITU World Triathlon Abu Dhabi's world-leading line-up for the 3 and 4 March event on Yas Island.

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09
November
2016

Mubadala Community Football League

Source: ADSC

Week 4 of Mubadala Community Football League came to a thrilling end, with 4 teams sitting on top of their respective tables. Al Yaher, Al Mafraq, Al kahlidiya and Al Zaafaran teams topped the tables for the leagues 4 Groups.

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08
November
2016

ABU DHABI HSBC CHAMPIONSHIP UNVEILS SENSATIONAL 12-STAR LINE-UP WITH DUSTIN JOHNSON DEBUT

Source: ADSC

A sensational 12-star showdown is set for the 12th edition of the Abu Dhabi HSBC Championship, January 19-22, with defending champion Rickie Fowler set to go head-to-head with Dustin Johnson, Rory McIlroy, Henrik Stenson and Danny Willett. With four of the world’s top 10, including three of this year’s Major winners confirmed, Abu Dhabi will welcome another stunning line-up of the world’s best.

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07
November
2016

Abu Dhabi Sports Council and Miral form strategic partnership that will see Yas Island host four world-class sporting events

Source: ADSC

Abu Dhabi Spots Council (ADSC) and Miral Asset Management are announcing a strategic partnership set to further boost Yas Island’s, and Abu Dhabi’s, growing sporting credentials. Signed in a ceremony between ADSC and Miral, the partnership formalises Yas Island’s role as destination partner for four world-class sporting events; the highly successful 2016 Abu Dhabi Tour, which took place this past October, as well as three upcoming events : the 2017 Abu Dhabi Tour, the 2017 ITU World Triathlon Abu Dhabi, and a yet-to-be announced fourth event set to take place in 2017.

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30
October
2016

Ljubljana won the FIBA 3x3 World Tour in front of frenetic crowd

Source: ADSC

Team Ljubljana (SLO) won the 2016 FIBA 3x3 World Tour Final after defeating Hamamatsu (JPN) (21-12) in the title game in Abu Dhabi on 27-28 October. It was for the second year in a row that the UAE capital city hosted the final with the support of the Abu Dhabi Sports Council.

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26
October
2016

Nahyan bin Zayed Congratulates Abu Dhabi Government on Golden Jubilee

Source: ADSC

HH Sheikh Nahyan bin Zayed Al Nahyan, Chairman of Abu Dhabi Sports Council extended their congratulations to The President His Highness Sheikh Khalifa bin Zayed Al Nahyan on the golden jubilee of Abu Dhabi Government.

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26
October
2016

FIBA 3x3 World Tour Final 27-28 October 2016

Source: ADSC

Following two successful 3x3 basketball seasons, Abu Dhabi will host for the second time in a row the most important 3x3 event of the year, FIBA 3x3 World Tour Final.

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24
October
2016

Abu Dhabi Tour 2016 Concluded

Source: ADSC

Abu Dhabi Tour 2016 came to a successful end at Yas Circuit on Sunday, 23 October 2016.

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24
October
2016

Al Ghafli lauds successes of Abu Dhabi Tour

Source: ADSC

HE Saeed Eid Al Ghafli, Chairman of the Executive Office of Abu Dhabi Executive Council, praised the big successes of Abu Dhabi Tour 2016.

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24
October
2016

Nahyan Bin Zayed praises successes of Abu Dhabi Tour

Source: ADSC

H.H. Sheikh Nahyan bin Zayed Al Nahyan, Chairman of Abu Dhabi Sports Council praised the remarkable successes of Abu Dhabi Tour 2016.

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23
October
2016

TANEL KANGERT GETS HIS MOMENT OF GLORY ATOP JEBEL HAFEET

Source: ADSC

Tanel Kangert (Astana Pro Team) claimed a well deserved victory in the queen stage of the second Abu Dhabi Tour as Vincenzo Nibali decided to give a chance to his faithful domestique who has played a key role in many of his great successes. In a day of echelons on the way to the famous mountain Jebel Hafeet, Kangert and Nicolas Roche (Team Sky) took the opportunity to come across to lone leader Carlos Verona (Orica-BikeExchange) 6.5km before the summit. Kangert rode away solo with 3.2km to go to take over from Mark Cavendish (Team Dimension Data) in the lead of the overall ranking on the eve of the conclusive stage.

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21
October
2016

Nizzolo claims seventh win of the year beating Degenkolb and Cavendish

Source: ADSC

Reigning Italian champion Giacomo Nizzolo (Trek - Segafredo) won Stage 1 of the second Abu Dhabi Tour as he outsprinted John Degenkolb (Team Giant - Alpecin) and race ambassador Mark Cavendish (Team Dimension Data). Breakaway riders Gatis Smukulis (Astana Pro Team), Dion Smith (One Pro Cycling), Michael Matthews and Jens Keukeleire (Orica-BikeExchange) ended their adventure 7km before the finish line. Only a few days after his worthy fifth place at the World Championship road race, Nizzolo will start Stage 2, the Nation Towers stage, in Abu Dhabi wearing the Red Jersey of race leader.

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21
October
2016

MARK CAVENDISH IS STAGE 2 WINNER AND ABU DHABI TOUR RACE LEADER

Source: ADSC

The police support who made the streets of Abu Dhabi safe for the 115km long Stage 2 enabled official race ambassador Mark Cavendish (Team Dimension Data) to claim his first ever victory on the Abu Dhabi Tour. He also moved into the lead of the overall classification after he outsprinted Elia Viviani (Team Sky) and Andrea Guardini (Astana Pro Team). The day’s six-man breakaway included Jens Keukeleire (Orica-BikeExchange) and Dion Smith (One Pro Cycling) who went up the road for the second straight day. They retained the black jersey of the Intermediate Sprints and the white jersey of Best Young Rider respectively after getting reeled in by the peloton with less than 1km to go. The race highlighted the iconic monuments of the United Arab Emirates.

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19
October
2016

Nahyan bin Zayed: AD Tour is another milestone

Source: ADSC

H.H. Sheikh Nahyan bin Zayed Al Nahyan, Chairman of Abu Dhabi Sports Council, said hosting and organizing the second edition of Abu Dhabi Tour is just another milestone for the sport sector in Abu Dhabi.

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19
October
2016

UCI Cycling Gala 2016

Source: ADSC

The second UCI Cycling Gala took place in Abu Dhabi on Tuesday, October 18th to celebrate this year’s greatest achievements in professional road cycling.

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17
October
2016

Al Rumaithi: Abu Dhabi Tour is just another great addition to world-class events in Abu Dhabi

Source: ADSC

In a statement for H.E. Major General Mohammed Khalfan Al Rumaithi, Commander-in-Chief of Abu Dhabi Police, Member of the AFC Executive Committee, and Board Member of Abu Dhabi Sports Council, he lauded The President His Highness Sheikh Khalifa Bin Zayed Al Nahyan and His Highness Sheikh Mohamed bin Zayed Al Nahyan, Crown Prince of Abu Dhabi and Deputy Supreme Commander of the UAE Armed Forces, and H.H. Sheikh Hazza bin Zayed Al Nahyan, Vice Chairman of Abu Dhabi Executive Council  for the limitless support and attention they are paying to all sport sectors in our country.

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13
October
2016

ADTOUR 2016 Promotion Tour

Source: ADSC

From October 7 to 23 the Abu Dhabi Tour promotional bus will be active and will stop in 13 strategic points of the city to inform, advertise and give away T-shirts with the Abu Dhabi Tour logo. Until October 19, with a different time schedule every day, the Abu Dhabi Tour promotional bus will visit strategic points, such as the Yas Mall, the Ferrari World or it will park in front of Emirates Palace or on Corniche main square. The Abu Dhabi Tour promotional bus will also travel to the race venues, such as the Madinat Zayed main road (start and finish of the first stage), to the Al Ain Zoo and Jabel Hafeet, or to the Al Wathba and Al Ain cycle paths.

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13
October
2016

Abu Dhabi Tour Fan Zone

Source: ADSC

Become protagonist and attend Abu Dhabi Tour 2016 FAN ZONE. The FAN ZONE is at the Nation Towers Area, by ST. Regis Hotel– Abu Dhabi Corniche, as of 14 October, until 24 October 2016.

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13
October
2016

Abu Dhabi Tour Challenge

Source: ADSC

Within the marginal events of Abu Dhabi Tour 2016, Abu Dhabi Sports Council (ADSC) organized 2 community cycling races at Yas Circuit. The races came under the name: Abu Dhabi Tour Challenge.

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13
October
2016

Al Awani: Abu Dhabi will astonish the world

Source: ADSC

HE Aref Hamad Al Awani, General Secretary of Abu Dhabi Sports Council said Abu Dhabi will astonish the world by organizing an amazing edition of Abu Dhabi Tour 2016.

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12
October
2016

FIFA CWC-Abu Dhabi 2017

Source: ADSC

The organizing committee of the FIFA Club World Cup- Abu Dhabi 2017 approved the matches’ program of the championship.  

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09
October
2016

ETIHAD AIRWAYS SCORES WITH ABU DHABI SPORTS DEAL

Source: ADSC

Etihad Airways has teamed up with Abu Dhabi Sports Council (ADSC) to become a collective driving force behind attracting global sporting events to the emirate.

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06
October
2016

STRATA Community Cycle Race - Al Ain

Source: ADSC

Abu Dhabi Sports Council (ADSC) will organize- in cooperation with Strata Company, a community cycling race in Al Ain City, on Friday, October 7, 2016.

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05
October
2016

OLYMPIANS TO RETURN TO UAE CAPITAL FOR MARCH ITU WORLD TRIATHLON SERIES SEASON OPENER

Source: ADSC

The pinnacle of world triathlon, the ITU World Triathlon Abu Dhabi, will start next year’s World Triathlon Series and entries are now open to the public via www.AbuDhabi.Triathlon.org. This time the highly anticipated event will take place at the emirate’s signature sporting venue, Yas Island, on 3 and 4 March 2017 where professionals, serious amateurs and first timers will all compete on the same course as World Champions and Olympic medallists – many of whom competed in Rio.

 

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05
October
2016

Strata partners with Abu Dhabi Sports Council to host the 3rd Stage of Abu Dhabi Tour and Community Cycle Race in Al Ain

Source: ADSC

Strata Manufacturing PJSC (Strata), the advanced composite aero-structures manufacturing company, is partnering with the Abu Dhabi Sports Council to host the third stage of the eagerly anticipated Abu Dhabi Tour cycling event as well as a community race.

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03
October
2016

General Authority of Youth & Sports Welfare and ADSC sign MOU

Source: ADSC

The General Authority of Youth & Sports Welfare and Abu Dhabi Sports Council (ADSC) signed a Memorandum of Understanding (MOU).

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03
October
2016

ADSC in ADIHEX 2016

Source: ADSC

ADSC has announced they will partake in the 14th edition of Abu Dhabi International Hunting & Equestrian Exhibition, (ADIHEX 2016).

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25
September
2016

50 Thousand Spectators at President of the UAE Cup in Kentucky Derby

The President of the UAE Cup-held on Saturday, September 24, 2016, at Churchill Downs in Louisville, Kentucky, USA, witnessed the presence of around 50 thousand spectators.

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23
September
2016

President of the UAE Cup in Kentucky Derby

With a superstar line-up of some of the United States' most accomplished Arabian racehorses, The President of the UAE Cup, one of the richest Arabian races of the year for the USA, returns to the home of The Kentucky Derby, Churchill Downs in Louisville, Kentucky, USA, on 24th September, 2016.

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21
September
2016

Unveiling AD Tour Route & Jerseys Widely Welcomed

Source: ADSC

The unveiling of Abu Dhabi Tour 2016 route & jerseys has been widely welcomed by top government and sport leaders and officials.

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21
September
2016

Sports Medicine & Nutrition Conference in Abu Dhabi

Abu Dhabi will host coming Friday and Saturday- 23rd and 24th September 2016, a conference on “Sports Medicine & Nutrition”.  The conference will take place at Rosewood Hotel- Al Maryah Island, in Abu Dhabi.

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20
September
2016

ABU DHABI TOUR: CYCLING RACE ROUTE AND JERSEYS UNVEILED

This year’s edition of the Abu Dhabi Tour, the four-stage professional cycling race organised by Abu Dhabi Sports Council (ADSC) in collaboration with RCS Sport, will cover 555km over its four-day run from 20 to 23 October.

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19
September
2016

Abu Dhabi Airports Company Joins AFC Sponsors

Source: ADSC

Abu Dhabi Airports Company has become the latest sponsors of the Asian Football Confederation, (AFC). This new deal is based on an agreement signed in Abu Dhabi between the AFC and Abu Dhabi Airports Company.

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09
September
2016

Nahyan bin Zayed lauds AlAryani for the new achievement at the Paralympic Games in Brazil

Source: ADSC

HH Sheikh Nahyan bin Zayed Al Nahyan, Chairman of Abu Dhabi Sports Council has congratulated the leaders and people of the UAE on the new achievement for UAE sports at the Paralympic Games in Brazil.

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07
September
2016

PRESIDENT OF THE UAE CUP (UK ARABIAN DERBY) at Doncaster on Thursday

A top-class line up is ready for the G1 President of the UAE Cup (UK Arabian Derby) at Doncaster on September 8th, after 11 entries were received for the 2000m Purebred Arabian showpiece.

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06
September
2016

Sports Medicine & Nutrition Conference in Abu Dhabi

Source: ADSC

As disclosed in a press conference held in Abu Dhabi on Tuesday, 6 September 2016, an important conference on sports medicine & nutrition will take place in Abu Dhabi on 16th and 17th this month.

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04
September
2016

Big Successes for Mansoor bin Zayed Global Festival Debut in Australia

The debut of H.H. Sheikh Mansoor Bin Zayed Al Nahyan Global Arabian Horses Flat Racing Festival at Gold Coast- Australia was a real success.

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03
September
2016

Nahyan bin Zayed Al Nahyan Congratulates National Football Team

Source: ADSC

H.H. Sheikh Nahyan bin Zayed Al Nahyan, Chairman of Abu Dhabi Sports Council congratulated the UAE national football team on their outstanding performance

 

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29
August
2016

New Successes for UAE President Cup for Purebred Horses in Europe

The second leg for the 2016 European season for UAE President Cup for purebred Arabian concluded successfully. The Duindigt racecourse in the Netherlands hosted the exciting leg on Sunday, August 28.  

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28
August
2016

UAE President Cup Race today at Duindigt Racecourse

The thrill of the 2016 European season for the UAE President Cup for purebred Arabian horses will continue today with the move to The Netherlands. Today’s race (August 28) will be held at the Duindigt racecourse, and is expected to be another exciting leg.

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28
August
2016

Nahyan bin Zayed Lauds Leadership Support to Women Sectors

H.H. Sheikh Nahyan bin Zayed Al Nahyan, Chairman of Abu Dhabi Sports Council praised the continuous support and care offered to all women sectors in our country by The President Highness Sheikh Khalifa Bin Zayed Al Nahyan, and Vice President, Prime Minister and Ruler of Dubai His Highness Sheikh Mohammed Bin Rashid Al Maktoum, and His Highness Sheikh Mohamed Bin Zayed Al Nahyan, Abu Dhabi Crown Prince and Deputy Supreme Commander of the UAE Armed Forces.

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28
August
2016

Mubadala and Abu Dhabi Sports Council Partner on Community Outreach

Mubadala Development Company (Mubadala), the Abu Dhabi-based investment and development company, today signed a Memorandum of Understanding (MoU) with the Abu Dhabi Sports Council (ADSC) which strengthens and expands its community outreach program. 

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26
August
2016

PAKISTAN CRICKET BOARD CONFIRMS ABU DHABI AS WEST INDIES SERIES T20 AND ODI DECIDER HOST

Source: ADSC

The Pakistan Cricket Board (PCB) has announced the schedule of the West Indies Tour to Pakistan 2016 which sees Abu Dhabi hosting both the T20 and One-Day International final game deciders at Abu Dhabi Cricket Club’s state-of-the-art Zayed Cricket Stadium.  

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15
August
2016

Nahyan bin Zayed Congratulates UAE Leaders on the Olympic Bronze Medal

Source: ADSC

HH Sheikh Nahyan bin Zayed Al Nahyan, Chairman of Abu Dhabi Sports Council, congratulated the leaders and people of the UAE on the achievement of UAE judo by winning a bronze medal in the Olympic Games of Rio 2016.

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11
August
2016

UCI Cycling Gala Returns To Abu Dhabi

Source: ADSC

On 18 October the world’s best road cyclists will gather at the Gala awards evening prior to the second edition of the Abu Dhabi Tour, the four-day race in the UAE capital.

 

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10
August
2016

ADSC Congratulates on UAE Olympic Bronze Medal

Source: ADSC

The General Secretary of Abu Dhabi Sports Council, H.E. Aref Hamad Al Awani extended their congratulations to the leaders and people of UAE on winning a bronze medal in Rio 2016. 

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08
August
2016

Abu Dhabi Tour gets 2017 World Tour status

Source: ADSC

The Abu Dhabi Tour – the professional cycling race run through stages across the emirate – has been included in the 2017 World Tour Calendar of the international cycling union, the Union Cycliste International (UCI). The third edition of the Abu Dhabi event now joins the World Tour which takes place 23-26 February next year.

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19
July
2016

AFC, UAEFA and ADSC sign partnership to stage 2016 AFC Annual Awards

Source: ADSC

The Asian Football Confederation (AFC), the United Arab Emirates Football Association (UAEFA) and the Abu Dhabi Sports Council (ADSC) today signed a landmark agreement, to host the 2016 AFC Annual Awards Night ceremony at the Emirates Palace Hotel in Abu Dhabi on December 1 this year.

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23
June
2016

The Committee approves budget and stadia of the event

Source: ADSC

The Asia Cup 2019 Executive Committee held its 4th meeting. The meeting-held at ADSC premises on Wednesday, June 22, 2016, discussed and to reviewed the reports of the AFC in terms of stadia, training playgrounds and hotels to host teams and delegations of Asia Cup 2019.

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20
June
2016

Al Wahda Team winners of Abu Dhabi 3x3 basketball championship and qualifies for China Tour finals

Source: ADSC

Al Wahda won as 6 teams qualified for the final round of the championship. The 6 teams played robin round league to see Al Wahda collecting 85 points to clinch the title scoring 4 victories (100%). UAE stars team came as runner-ups collecting 69 points, with Best Squad team in third place with 49 points.

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19
June
2016

4 victories on Day 2 of Ramadan Open Football Championship

Source: ADSC

4 matches were held on day 2 of Ramadan Open Football Championship at ADNEC. The championship is part of Abu Dhabi Sports Festival 2016.

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08
June
2016

Football Coaching “B” License Training Course Concluded Successfully

Source: ADSC

A 4-week training course organized by the Abu Dhabi Sports Council to assist targeted football coaches to obtain football coaching (B) level license came to a successful conclusion in late May 2016.

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02
June
2016

Abu Dhabi Sports Festival 2016

Source: ADSC

Members of the Organizing Committee of Abu Dhabi Sports Festival valued the trust of H.H. Sheikh Nahyan Bin Zayed Al Nahyan, Chairman of Abu Dhabi Sports Council on them to organize Abu Dhabi Sports Festival 2016.

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31
May
2016

Nahyan bin Zayed Congratulates Al Jazira Club on winning the President Cup

Source: ADSC

In a statement congratulating Al Jazira Sports Club on winning the football trophy of the President’s Cup, H.H. Sheikh Nahyan bin Zayed Al Nahyan, Chairman of Abu Dhabi Sports Council, lauded the unlimited support offered by The President His Highness Sheikh Khalifa Bin Zayed Al Nahyan to all sport sectors in our country

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30
May
2016

Al Rumaithi receives Chairman of S. Korea Football Federation

Source: ADSC

H.E. Major General, Mohammed Khalfan Al Rumaithi, General Commander of Abu Dhabi Police Department and member of the Asian Football Confederation executive office, received in his office on Sunday, May 29, 2016, H.E. Chung Mong Gyu, President of South Korean Football Federation.  

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26
May
2016

Abu Dhabi Sports Festival Organising Committee formed

Source: ADSC

H.H. Sheikh Nahyan bin Zayed Al Nahyan, Chairman of Abu Dhabi Sports Council, issued a decision forming the organizing committee of Abu Dhabi Sports Festival 2016.

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11
May
2016

ADSC & ADNEC Launch Abu Dhabi Sporting Festival

Source: ADSC

Abu Dhabi Sports Council (ADSC) launched- in cooperation with Abu Dhabi National Exhibitions Company (ADNEC), the Abu Dhabi Sports Festival.

Details of the festival were disclosed in a press conference held Tuesday, May 10, 2016. The conference attended by ADSC General Secretary, HE Aref Hamad Al Awani, and Humaid Matar Al Dhaheri , ADNEC Acting CEO.

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10
May
2016

ADSC 3-week Training Course to obtain “B” level football coaching certificate

Source: ADSC

ADSC is organizing a 3-week footballing training course to obtain the “B” level license. The course is organized in cooperation with UAEFA and AFC. 20 coaches are attending the course at Al Jazira Sports Club in Abu Dhabi. 

 

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09
May
2016

The 5th Asian Snooker Championship (Teams - Six reds) 18 - 26 May

Source: ADSC

Press conference to announce the details of the 5th Asian Snooker Championship which will be held in Abu Dhabi 18-26 May

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08
May
2016

ADSC Women’s Football Coaching Training Course Concluded

Source: ADSC

ADSC Women’s Football Coaching Training Course Concluded

16 female coaches attended the course

The course has been organized by ADSC in cooperation with UAE Football Association, FBMA & WFC

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