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Creative Sports Awards

ASOIF is pleased to announce the 2018 edition of the Mohammed Bin Rashid Al Maktoum Creative Sports Award. 

The International category of the award is open only to the Summer Olympic International Federations and is designed, this year, to celebrate and encourage any initiatives, projects or programs that apply creative works in empowerment of youth in sport.

Each year ASOIF members can submit one entry for the award, with each submission examined in relation to the award criteria by a group of referees appointed by the award’s Board of Trustees. The winning International Federation will be presented with a US$ 250,000 cash prize to support its development projects and programs.

Applications for the 2018 Creative Sports Award are now closed. 

The results will be announced on 26 November 2018.

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The Award reflects the thoughts and philosophy of H.H. Sheikh Mohammed Bin Rashid Al Maktoum, UAE Vice-President, Prime Minister and Ruler of Dubai. The idea behind the Award is to honor Individuals, Teams and Organizations with the significant contributions to the sport’s movement and thus encouraging them to realize yet further creative achievements promoting sports, not only in UAE , Arab world but also worldwide.


  • Support and highlight the leading creative efforts of individuals, teams, organizations or corporations in the field of sports, in view of developing and enhancing the sports creativity in all fields and sectors in all levels.
  • Encourage athletes and persons working in the field of sports all over the world to achieve creative sports through the provision of adequate moral and material incentives.
  • Develop the sportive efforts by supporting the creative initiatives based on scientific grounds to achieve the objectives.
  • Shed light on the concept of creativity and innovation in the field of sports, and raise awareness about the importance of sponsoring distinguished creative works and persons.

The Award is divided into three main categories, each based on a specific aspect in order to identify the nature of the accomplishments that are subject to Award competition as follows:

Individual Creative 
Sports Award

This award is granted to players, coaches, referees and administrators who achieve sportive innovations on local, Arab and international level.

Team Creative 
Sports Award

This Award is granted to sport teams having accomplished sportive innovations on local, Arab and international level.


This award is bestowed upon sports entities having achieved sportive innovations on the local, Arab and international level.



● The best local athlete
● The best local referee
● The best local administrator
● The best local coach
● The best local team
● The best initiative at a local organization.


● The best Arab athlete
● The best Arab referee
● The best Arab administrator
● The best Arab Coach
● The best Arab team
● The best initiative at an Arab organization


● The best initiative for the International Summer Olympic Federations and National Paralympic Committees.