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Dubai, United Arab Emirates
Al Bustan Centre and Residence, the popular hotel apartment among visiting tourists and businessmen in the heart of Dubai, recently honored the winning team of 5th Fazza International Athletics Championship held last March 21 to 27, 2013 at the Dubai Police Officers Club.
One of the biggest sports events for physically challenged people, over 450 athletes from 35 countries took part in the 5th International Fazza Athletics Championship which was the opening of the inaugural IPC Athletics Grand Prix. The event was inaugurated by Thani Juma Berregad, Chairman of the Organizing Committee and the chairman of the Dubai Club, under the presence of Majid Abdullah Usaimi, Championship Director, Ahmed Mohammed Hassan, Head of Technical Committee, Ms Ibtisam Mohammed Al Suwaidi, Head of Media Committee and Hamad Baljaflah, Head of Public Relation Committee.
Moussa El Hayek, Chief Operating Officer, Al Bustan Center & Residence, said: “We are extremely proud of the courage and will of the athletes who challenged their disability to score such achievements in the opening of IPC Athletics Grand Prix. We express our best wishes to the UAE Team and support their goals of winning more championships to raise the profile of the UAE’s national sport at international events. We congratulate the winners for their hard work and heartily praise their achievements which make us proud”.
Under the patronage of His Highness Sheikh Hamdan bin Mohammad Bin Rashid Al Maktoum, Crown Prince of Dubai and Chairman of Dubai Sports Council, the tournament is organized by the office of tournament Fazza and Dubai Club for Special Sports. The vision of the organizing committee is to ensure global leadership in the service of people with disabilities and their message was to prepare disabled persons physically, spiritually, psychologically and intellectually for their development roles in the society, in the fields of sports, cultural and social fields.
To celebrate the glorious victory for the UAE winning gold, silver and bronze medals at the 5th Fazza International Athletics Championship, the Management of Al Bustan Centre and Residence headed by their Chief Operating Officer, held a cake cutting ceremony for all the athletes to celebrate the glorious victory.
For the fourth time in a row, Al Bustan Center and Residence was the official residence for the Fazza International Athletics Championship, Athletes from Algeria, Azerbaijan, Bahrain, Cameroon, Egypt, Finland, Germany, Great Britain, Hong Kong, Iran, Iraq, Japan, Kazakhstan, Kuwait, Libya, Lithuania, Malaysia, Mexico, Nigeria, Palestine, Qatar, Romania, Russia, Saudi Arabia, Scotland, Slovakia, Thailand, Tunisia, Turkey, Venezuela, and USA joined athletes from the host nation during the week-long championship.