The Arab Union of Sports Culture (UACS) delivered Saturday in Dubai, a vibrant tribute to the former star of the world athletics, the Moroccan Nezha Bidouane, by awarding him the prize of “social responsibility in sport”.
The former two-time world champion in the 400m hurdles, bronze medalist at the Sydney 2000 Olympic Games and President of the Royal Moroccan Federation of Sport for All (FRMSPT), received this award during a ceremony organized at the American University in Dubai, under the presidency of Prince Talal Ben Badr Al Saoud, President of the Union of Arab National Olympic Committees.
This beautiful consecration of Mrs. Bidouane is a “recognition of its contributions to the promotion of sport, its values of solidarity, tolerance and coexistence”.
In addition to Mrs. Bidouane, the most successful Arab athlete (Over 30 gold medals), were also awarded at this ceremony, held in collaboration with the Athletes Association of the United Arab Emirates, Sheikh Issa Ben Rashid Al Khalifa, former President of the Supreme Council of Youth and Sports in Bahrain (Spirit of Sport Award, “Turki Al-Sheikh, President of the General Authority of Sports in Saudi Arabia, and President of the Arab Football Union) “Leadership Award in Sport” and the Olympic weightlifter, Olympic medalist, Mohamed Ihab (Best Arab Athlete Award).
This gala took place at the end of the fourth Forum on sports culture in the Emirates, organized under the theme “Sport in the spirit of the late Sheikh Zayed Ben Sultan Al Nahyan”.
It should be recalled that the Arab Union of Sports Culture is chaired by the Egyptian journalist Ashraf Mahmoud, while the Moroccan Abdellatif Al-Moutawakil, president of the Moroccan Alliance of Sports Journalists, holds the position of Vice President.