The International Sports Day was celebrated with hundreds taking part in events organised by the Community Development Department and the Abu Dhabi Sports Council (ADSC) at the Al Hudayriat Island over the weekend.
The aquathlon and triathlon drew 111 competitors, the duathlon 83 and the 2.5km race had 114, all of them joining in solidarity with the organisers to mark the occasion.
The Community Development Department stressed that the events highlighted the importance of community sports and its role in promoting healthy lifestyle and tolerance among society.
The results of the social survey questionnaire on the health unit in its report on International Sports Day showed that 31% of the respondents reported that they rarely exercise or sometimes do not. About 30% said they exercise once a week while 16.7% That they exercise every day.
The sports council expressed their appreciation to the Community Development Department for sponsoring the activities to mark the occasion and thanked the Department of Urban Planning, Abu Dhabi Municipality, Health Department, Abu Dhabi Police, Department of Transport, Gulf Multi Sport, and the volunteers who played a huge role in organising community events.