Dubai: The Election Commission of the National Olympic Committee has announced that Sheikh Ahmed bin Mohammed bin Rashid Al Maktoum, Second Deputy Ruler of Dubai, won the presidency of the National Olympic Committee for the period until 2024, after he decided on the seat of the president before the elections of the Board of Directors of the Olympic Committee, which will be held on August 22.
The announcement was made during a press conference held by the Election Commission of the National Olympic Committee at the headquarters of the Olympic Committee in Dubai. The press conference was led by Consultant Omar Muhammad Miran, Consultant Muhammad Abdulaziz Al Maamari, and Consultant Hassan Al Marzouqi, in the presence of various media.
During the press conference, the Election Commission also announced the candidates nominated by the Chairman of the Board of Directors of the National Olympic Committee, who comprise Sheikh Rashid bin Humaid Al Nuaimi, Dr. Ahmed Belhoul Al Falasi, Ms. Hanan Mohamed Al Mahmoud, and Ms. Noura Hassan Al Jasmi.
The Election Commission unveiled the final list of candidates for the Board of Directors of the National Olympic Committee, as the number of Olympic federations that submitted applications for nomination reached 16 out of 24 federations.
14 male candidates applied for the seat of a member of the Board of Directors, of whom 10 are qualified, while the number of female candidates for the female seat in the same category reached 4 candidates, of whom 3 are qualified. Two federations submitted applications for nomination from non-Olympic federations out of nine, including an application for nomination for the male membership of the Board of Directors and two applications for female seats.
Consultant Miran opened the press conference with a speech during which he referred to the Election Commission’s progress in implementing the main principles of its work, which include independence, transparency in electoral procedures, impartiality, and innovation. Mr. Miran emphasized that, with the approach of the electoral process, the responsibility of all members of the committee doubles to complete it in the best possible way, in a manner that befits the reputation and status of Emirati sports.