Sports Ministry honours outstanding athletes in 2016

941974MUSCAT: The Ministry of Sports Affairs honoured on Monday at Grand Millennium Muscat Hotel the outstanding athletes for the year 2016 under the patronage of Shaikh Saad bin Mohammed al Saadi, Minister of Sports Affairs, in the presence of Rashad bin Ahmed al Hinai, Under-Secretary of the Ministry of Sports Affairs, chairman of the honouring committee, Khalid al Zubair, Chairman of the Omani Olympic Committee, heads of sports federations, clubs and committees, a number of companies and private sector organisations CEOs, a group of athletes, persons interested in sports and media professionals.
The Minister of Sports Affairs in a statement expressed his happiness with this honouring and the achievements made in 2016, adding that these achievements are added to the sports achievements of Oman during the blessed Renaissance march.
941977He expressed his deepest thanks, gratitude and loyalty to His Majesty Sultan Qaboos for his generous care and attention to the sectors of sports and youth.
Rashad bin Ahmed al Hinai, Under-Secretary of the Ministry of Sports Affairs, honouring committee chairman, delivered a speech in which he stressed that the number of outstanding athletes in 2016 amounted to approximately 400 athletes who won a number of various medals in collective and individual games at different levels of ages and multiple levels of participations, urging all athletes to put more efforts to accomplish more achievements in the coming participations.
At the end of the honouring ceremony, the Minister of Sports Affairs handed over the awards to the outstanding young athletes in 2016, in addition to honouring the government agencies and companies supporting the Omani sport, the media and former heads of sports federations and committees. — ONA