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Sharjah Media Centre Supports International Wheelchair And Amputee Sport World Games 2011

Sharjah Media Centre is offering media relations support to the International Wheelchair and Amputee Sport (IWAS) World Games 2011 that is currently underway in Sharjah and marking its inaugural edition in the Middle East.

Under the patronage of His Highness Dr. Sheikh Sultan Bin Mohammed Al-Qassimi, Supreme Council Member and Ruler of Sharjah, the sixth edition of the 10-day games kicked off on 1 December at Al Theqa Club and has drawn over 900 athletes from nearly 50 countries.

As part of its support to IWAS, the Sharjah Media Centre is working closely with regional and international media institutions to ensure enhanced coverage of the global sporting event. The centre is also facilitating coordination with the IWAS media committee and assuring adequate media presence during all tournaments to encourage the participating sportspersons.

His Excellency Sheikh Sultan Bin Ahmed Al Qassimi said: "Sharjah Media Centre has played an important role in supporting and sponsoring humanitarian events such as IWAS that Sharjah has hosted over the past years. Sharjah is committed to supporting the differently abled members of the community in all fields, especially in sports where they have demonstrated a significant participation. Through extending its unstinted backing, Sharjah ensures their early and successful integration into mainstream society.”

Osama Samra, Director, Sharjah Media Centre, said: “We are privileged to be a part of a momentous achievement for Sharjah that has successfully brought an international sporting event to the Middle East for the first time.

Through offering crucial media relations support, we aim to spotlight Sharjah as an ideal venue to host such high-visibility global events.”

Countries participating in the International Wheelchair and Amputee Sport World Games 2011 include Saudi Arabia, Qatar, Iraq, Palestine, Lebanon, Spain, Italy, UK, Iran, China, Japan, Nigeria, Rwanda and Australia amongst others. The games’ schedule will include championships in table tennis, badminton, CPISRA race running, power lifting, amputee football, sitting volleyball and swimming.

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