Players and athletes not only bring laurels to a country but are also symbols of national pride. Sports therefore, becomes a medium to unite and instil patriotism across a nation.
As UAE celebrates its 45th National Day, this quiz will test your knowledge and scale the country’s glorious sporting history.
Let’s see how many questions you can answer correctly!
Olympic gold medallist Sharon Van Rouwendaal joined swimmers at this year’s event, alongside Emirati swimmers Al Jasmi Brothers and Nada Al Bedwawi, the UAE flag-bearer at the Rio 2016 Olympics.
Van Rouwendaal was the honorary entry in the Abu Dhabi Mile race, while Anne Schuurmans and Naimh Carr were named the official winners of the event’s longest race.
Featuring 40 teams and over 800 participants, the league runs over a seven-month period and as is one of the best amateur football events in the UAE.
Open to males aged 18 and over, teams are split into four groups, with the top two advancing into the knock-out stages. For more information and details on how to get involved, click here.