Dubai to Launch World Future Sports Games December 2017

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Official logo of The World Federation of Future Sports (Source:Dubai Museum of the Future)

 

  • World Federation of Future Sports established in Dubai to drive innovation and research in future sports sector

Dubai today announced that it will organize World Future Sports Games in December 2017 as the first initiative of its kind in the world featuring innovation and futuristic technology based sports competitions.

The World Future Sports Games was unveiled as Dubai announced Future Sports as a new innovation driven economic sector supported by a new global entity, World Federation of Future Sports based in Dubai.

The first edition of the World Future Sports Games will be hosted in Dubai from December 28 to 30, 2017. The Games will be held over three days once every two years, and will be open for participation from individuals, companies, academic institutions and research centers from around the world.

The Games will feature nine competitions that employ modern technology and artificial intelligence: driverless car racing, robotic soccer, robotic running competitions, manned drones racing, robotic swimming, robotic table tennis, robotic wrestling, drones races and cybathlon competition.

“Today we start a new phase in our march to the future through the launch of these unique initiatives that are built on the success of our global platforms, the UAE Drones for Good Award and UAE AI & Robotics Award for Good. Dubai will activate future sports as a catalyst to drive innovation and research and development around the world,” said His Highness Sheikh Hamdan bin Mohammed bin Rashid Al Maktoum, Crown Prince of Dubai and Chairman of the Dubai Executive Council, and Chairman of the Board of Trustees of Dubai Museum of the Future Foundation.

His Highness Sheikh Hamdan pointed out that Dubai will activate future sports as a catalyst to drive innovation and research and development. “Innovation in sports is an important part of building the UAE innovation system and achieving our vision to enhance the advanced status of the UAE in this area at the international level,” His Highness said.

His Highness Sheikh Hamdan said the World Federation of Future Sports will work with specialized international federations to create an integrated global system to support the new Future Sports Sector by organizing scientific and technological competitions in different parts of the world integrating research and technological development with sports. The initiative will contribute to attracting thousands of researchers and professionals from around the world to create economic value worth billions of dollars, His Highness added.

The World Federation of Future Sports will be headed by His Excellency Mohammad Abdullah Al Gergawi, Vice Chairman of the Board of Trustees and Managing Director of Dubai Museum of the Future Foundation. HE Mattar Al Tayer, in his capacity as Vice Chairman of Dubai Sports Council, will be the Vice Chairman of the World Federation of Future Sports, while Saif Al Aleeli, CEO of Dubai Museum of the Future Foundation, will be the Secretary General of the Federation.

The global initiative has been announced at the conclusion of the World Drone Prix in Dubai. On the occasion, His Highness Sheikh Hamdan called on the youth around the world to explore innovative ideas in all areas, and actively participate in this championship to create innovative applications that can help enhance human life.

Speaking on the occasion, His Excellency Mohammad Abdullah Al Gergawi said traditional sports throughout history have contributed to social and economic development and attracted billions of dollars in investments. He said future sport is capable of achieving the same in the coming period and it will also contribute to promoting R&D in various technology-related sectors.

The World Federation of Future Sports will work with specialized international federations to create an integrated global system to support the Future Sports Sector by organizing scientific and technological competitions in different parts of the world. It will contribute to attracting thousands of researchers and professionals from around the world to create economic value worth billions of dollars.

World Federation of Future Sports is an initiative of Dubai Museum of the Future Foundation which aims to be an incubator for innovation ideas.

The games were announced at the conclusion of the World Drone Prix in Dubai.

Japan has also announced plans for a Robot Olympics and Robotic Village in 2020 to coincide with the Tokyo 2020 Olympic Games.

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