In pictures: F3 Team lead by Dubai Crown Prince and US Consulate clinches the Gov Games title
The first initiative of its kind in the world, the Gov Games aim to promote team spirit and collaboration among government employees. The competitions at the Games have been designed according to the highest global standards. The winning men's and women's teams will be awarded the title of 'Gov Games Champions'. A total prizemoney of AED 2 million is at stake at the Games.
Crown Prince of Dubai Sheikh Hamdan led his F3 team to victory after winning a six-way race at the four-day Gov Games 2018, while the US Consulate General in Dubai won the women's competition on Saturday. Both teams won a price of AED1 million. Sheikh Hamdan, who is also the Chairman of the Dubai Executive Council, launched the inter-department sports event to encourage friendly games between government departments. It is just one of several athletic events he has launched, having started the Dubai 30x30 Fitness Challenge last year, which saw nearly 800,000 people sign up. It encourages residents and visitors to exercise for 30 minutes over 30 days. As for the Gov Games, it saw 86 government entities and 145 teams participate, including 64 women’s teams. Teams competing in the men's finals included F3, Ministry of Interior, Sharjah Police, Fujairah Police, Ministry of Education and Abu Dhabi Airports. The women's finals competition included teams from the Dubai Police, Dewa, Dubai Health Authority, Dubai Municipality, US Consulate and the Ministry of Education, with Dubai Police dominating the race, followed by the Dubai Electricity and Water Authority (Dewa) team. The event opened on Wednesday May 9 and closed on Saturday May 12.