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Maktoum Ramadan Championships underway in Fujairah

Thursday 4th August 2011

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Under the patronage of His Highness, Sheikh Mohammed bin Hamad Al Sharqi, Crown Prince of Fujairah, Wednesday evening saw the start of the fourth edition of the Maktoum Ramadan championships, held at Fujairah Sports Club.


The event is expected to attract more than 1200 athletes of both genders who will compete in over 20 different events for prize money totaling more than a million and a half million dirhams.


The championship was inaugurated with a game of football between Fujairah Police and Abu Dhabi Civil Defence.


The tournament is closely followed by Sheikh Maktoum bin Hamad Al Sharqi, who sponsors the games.


Nasser Al-Yamahi, Chairman of the Organizing Committee for the tournament, stated that the current version of the Maktoum Championships is characterized by a number of positive advantages from other Ramadan tournaments around the country after being transformed from a tournament with athletes only from Fujairah and the Eastern Region to a competitive tournament of interest for large numbers of athletes from within the country and from abroad.


For his part, Director of the Championships Khalifa Massoud stated that the Maktoum Ramadan Championships in its fourth edition is now regarded as the second largest tournament of its kind held in the country after the Ramadan Championships of the Armed Forces Officers Club in Abu Dhabi and will include sports activities and cultural backgrounds as well as football competitions, basketball, volleyball, athletics, boxing, swimming, motorcycles on sand, the tug of war, chess, photography competition and a number of competitions on the women's sports. 


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