General Sheikh Mohammed bin Rashid Al Maktoum, the Crown Prince of Dubai has now one more title to add to his prestigious accomplishments: Arab Sports Personality of the Century.
Al Maktoum who is also the Defense Minister and Chairman of the Department of Tourism and Commerce Marketing of the UAE was awarded this accolade based on an opinion poll run by the Dubai sports satellite channel. The Sheikh, an internationally recognized horse rider, was the overwhelming favorite of the 16,804 people who participated in the poll. Of the 100 possible candidates, Saeed Aouita, the Moroccan who won a gold medal in the in the 1984 Olympics in Los Angeles, placed second.
Al Maktoum last year won the Best UAE Sports Personality and the Best Future Sports Personality of the new millenium.
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