National Olympic Academy graduates to inject ‘new blood’ into UAE sports sector


Dubai, United Arab Emirates, June 20, 2022: The National Olympic Academy of the United Arab Emirates National Olympic Committee on Sunday, June 19 celebrated the graduation of the first batch of 28 participants who completed a four-month management course.

The course, targeting management of executive directors and technical directors, was aimed at providing National Sports Federations with a group of qualified cadres thus contributing to the advancement of sports in the UAE.

His Excellency Dr. Ahmed Belhoul Al Falasi, First Vice President of the UAE National Olympic Committee and Head of the Executive Office, stressed the importance and role of science and knowledge in building future generations that are armed with the awareness and ability to face challenges in all areas of life.

In his speech at the graduation ceremony, Dr. Ahmed said the national Olympic movement constantly needed professional expertise to raise the level of UAE sports in all respects based on the directives of HH Sheikh Ahmed bin Mohammed bin Rashid Al Maktoum, President of the National Olympic Committee.

Her Excellency Engineer Azza bint Suleiman, Assistant Secretary General for Administrative and Financial Affairs of the NOC, and Mohammed bin Darwish, acting Director of the National Olympic Academy, also attended the graduation ceremony held at Deep Dive Dubai.

Conveying the congratulations and blessings of the Board of Directors of the NOC headed by Sheikh Ahmed, Azza bint Suleiman told the graduates: “The National Olympic Academy was keen on empowering youth and empowering women in sports based on the vision of His Highness, th President of the NOC. This will benefit UAE sport and open the way to inject new blood into the sports sector.”

The management programme revolved around nine main areas: strategy, quality, leadership, sports management, investment and sports marketing, legislation and laws, human capital, organising sports events and doping.