Abu Dhabi Sports Council (ADSC) won four accolades at the Sports Industry Awards 2023, which was held at the Atlantis Hotel in Dubai and attended by several sports leaders, decision-makers, sponsors and partners of sporting events in the Middle East and the UAE.
The Abu Dhabi HSBC Golf Championship 2022 won the Gold Award for Best Sponsorship Collaboration of the Year at the event.
The Triathlon World Championships Final held in November 2022 won the Gold Award for Best Sports Event of the Year, while the UAE Tour 2022 took the Gold Award for Best Fan Engagement at a Professional Sports Event. The ADNOC Abu Dhabi Marathon, in only its fourth year, won the Bronze Award for Best Sports Event of the Year.
The Sports Industry Awards, established in the Middle East in 2012, is the official celebration of the leaders, decision-makers, organisations, facilities, and campaigns that have contributed to the development of sport in the region.
The year 2023 coincides with the completion of the Sports Industry contract in recognising the achievements of the sports industry in the Middle East and rewarding those who have distinguished themselves across a range of diverse sports sectors, in various international tournaments hosted by the region in general and the UAE in particular.
The 17th edition of the Abu Dhabi HSBC Golf Championship, organised by ADSC and hosted by Yas Links on Yas Island for the first time since its inception in 2006, was part of the four Rolex rounds of the global series for the DP World Tour 2022.
The event drew 132 top players from around the world for a prize fund worth AED29.38 million and 8,000 points for the race to Dubai 2022. The winner received AED4.4 million.
The World Triathlon Championship Final Abu Dhabi 2022, sponsored by Daman and also organised by ADSC in cooperation with the International Triathlon Federation on Yas Island, drew 80 international federations.
The event, which ran across three days, attracted a large participation of fans and participation at all levels, local, regional and international as an event staged for the first time in the Middle East and North Africa.
The UAE Tour, also organised by ADSC, featured the participation of 20 professional teams from around the world.
The fourth ADNOC Abu Dhabi Marathon 2022, another event organised by ADSC and sponsored by Abu Dhabi National Oil Company (ADNOC), featured the participation of more than 20,000 male and female runners, competing across the marathon, the relay marathon and race distances covering 10km, 5km and 2.5km.