DUBAI SPORTS WORLD
Sunday, June 21 – Saturday, August 29
Dubai Sports World offers the sports enthusiasts of Dubai a chance to enjoy their favourite sports indoors during the summer heat. With one of the biggest indoor playing fields, which includes football, basketball, volleyball, tennis courts and more.
Venue: Dubai World Trade Centre
Website: Dubai Sports World
ZSC KIDS HOLIDAY CAMP
July 5 – August 27
Head down to Zayed Sports City for a chance to play sports, games and get creative during the summer holidays with the Hliday Kids Camp.
Full day programmes are on offer, with each supervised and run by the venue's experienced professionals.
The camp’s weekly schedule is filled activities such as; bowling, ice skating, billiards, table tennis, movies, arts and crafts, challenge games and more!
Venue: Zayed Sports City, Abu Dhabi
Cost: AED 900/-
Timings: 8:30 am to 5:30 pm
Info: Email [email protected] or call 02 403 4222.
ICC COACHING COURSES
Runs throughout the year
In conjunction with the ICC and PCB, Dubai's ICC Academy are running its level 1, 2, 3 and four coaching courses for all budding and experienced cricket coaches.
L1 courses will run once every couple of months, with L2’s quarterly and an annual L3 offering.
They are also launching a coaching intern programme for aspiring professional coaches and and Elite Coach Development Programme for L3/ L4 coaches working in professional or international cricket.
Venue: ICC Academy, Dubai Sports City
Info: [email protected]
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Stephen Roche is a cycling legend. In 1987 the Irishman became the second of only two cyclists to claim the holy trinity of triumphs in the Tour de France, Giro d’Italia and World Championship. But it was on this day in 1987 that he claimed his most iconic victory.
Almost 1,000km longer than this year’s race, the 1987 Tour was an epic – 25 stages, eight different men in yellow, time-trials that lasted 87km or ended up Mont Ventoux.
But it would be Roche who would be crowned champion by a margin of just 40 seconds as he held off Spanish hero Pedro Delgado to ride through the Champs-Elysees a victor. It was to be Roche’s most famous day in the saddle.
Other memorable events on this day
1970: Cincinnati Reds’ Johnny Bench hits three consecutive home runs off Phillies’ Steve Carlton.
1991: CFL assumes ownership of Ottawa Rough Riders.
1992: Known as the “Ryan Express”, Texas Rangers pitcher Nolan Ryan lived up to his nickname by getting his 100th batter out for a 23rd consecutive season.
Martin Laursen (38): The big Dane is not just an Aston Villa cult hero but he’s also acquired legendary status in the Premier League.
A former centreback for Serie A giants AC Milan, Laursen has plenty of fond memories to look back on from a solid career in football.
He enjoyed his most trophy-laden spell with Milan as he captured the Coppa Italia, UEFA Champions League and European Super Cup in 2003, and the 2004 Serie A championship.
But with the introduction of Alessandro Nesta, Laursen’s playing time alongside Paolo Maldini diminished and a move to England soon followed. Under Martin O’Neill he became club captain and scored eight goals in 84 appearances in the Premier League.
Tydus Winans (43): former NFL wide receiver for Washington and the Cincinnati Bengals.
Delonte West (32): Basketballer who last played for the Texas Legends of the NBA Development League.
Gael Clichy (30): France international and full-back for Manchester City, having spent eight years at Arsenal.