UAE is great for sport, let’s be great at sport
I could not agree more with HH Sheikh Ahmed bin Hasher Al Maktoum ‘UAE must change to grab Olympic success’ (7DAYS, August 9).
I am an expat from the UK and having lived here for four years I am astounded that the UAE does not get more Olympic medals.
The facilities, weather, the fact the country is coastal and the mentality of Emiratis (ie competitive… I know this first hand from the gym) is a recipe for success.
I sit on the beach at Jumeriah and watch all the watersports, beach volleyball etc and I am amazed that the UAE cannot compete here. First, we need an ambassador for UAE sport, if there is not already one.
Build around his or her team and let’s get the UAE amongst the medals in Rio 2016!