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Old 10-May-2012
Sports Council to host technology forum

Dubai: The Dubai Sports Council (DSC) will host a ‘Sports and Technology Forum' at the American University of UAE, Academic City from June 4-6.

The DSC initiative comes in line with the directives of Shaikh Hamdan Bin Mohammad Bin Rashid Al Maktoum, Crown Prince of Dubai and Chairman of DSC to empower clubs within the emirate to move towards the goal of professionalism in all fields.

"In the past we've organised various such forums including sports psychology and the role of the media. Now it is time to add a different element of the use of technology to enhance sports at the individual and club level," related Dr. Ahmad Sa'ad Al Sharif, Secretary General, DSC.

"We realise the huge impact technology has in the field of sporting excellence, be it in team sports in the clubs or individual disciplines. Hopefully, such a forum will enable clubs to integrate various uses of technology and thus empower individuals," he added.

The DSC official further explained that the forum falls within the ambit of the council's ‘2015 Strategic Plan' that moots a development of sports at all levels.

"Sports is not just about buying or selling professional players or putting them on loan. It is much more than this. Sports is today a sustainable industry that is growing each day and it is our endeavour to bring in the best so that our clubs and sportspersons benefit," Dr. Al Sharif said.

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