Dubai Takes Innovation to the Sports Arena With World Future Sports Games in December 2017

DUBAI, UAE, March 13, 2016 /CNW/ -

  • 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.

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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 centres 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.

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 organising 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.

For more information on Dubai's future sports sector initiatives, please visit:

SOURCE Dubai Museum of the Future Foundation

For further information: please contact: ASDA'A Burson-Marsteller, Tel: (+971-4) 4507600; Nedal Al Asaad,; Saleem Stas,

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