DUBAI TO HOST WORLD SCHOOL GAMES 2018
Dubai, United Arab Emirates – December 6th 2017: The best young athletes from around the world will descend on the UAE in February 2018 for The World School Games 2018.
The unique international multi-sport event will present an opportunity to showcase the talent, diversity and sportsmanship of primary school students worldwide.
The World School Games is a three day international sports event staged in Dubai and attended by some of the most prestigious International schools across the globe. A minimum of 16 students (8 boys and 8 girls) from each school will take part in swimming, athletics and football in a bid to accrue the most points and be crowned World Champions.
Commenting on the topic, James Hair, World School Games board member commented, “Sport is a universal language, and it has the power to unite people like nothing else on this planet. We wanted to create a truly international event that brings people together from all over the world, breaks down social and cultural barriers, and celebrates the talents and diversity of children from different countries, backgrounds and education systems.”
Despite 2018 being the inaugural year, the competition has instantaneously captured the imaginations of schools from far and wide. Schools from Spain, Greece, Kazakhstan, Nigeria and Uganda have registered to enter The Games, staged at Dubai’s premier sports venue – Dubai Sports City. The first secondary edition is scheduled to take place in Dubai in February 2019.
“Sport is an important part of Dubai’s modern identity and this city presents the perfect destination to host this global event. The weather conditions will be perfect in February while the infrastructure including sports venues, hotels, tourist attractions and amenities represent an international benchmark,” said Andrew Cook, Director at Gulf Youth Sport, the official media partner of The World School Games 2018. “We are looking forward to covering all the action from The Games and will be live streaming selected events so that families across the world can tune in and support,” he added.
Applications for The World Primary School Games are open for UAE schools by emailing: firstname.lastname@example.org .