COBIS Games: UAE schools victorious as Dubai College return to challenge BSAK for the Championship
Joint champions were announced for the first time ever at the 7th COBIS Secondary Games as Dubai College and The British School of Al Khubairat (BSAK) accumulated 660 points each over the course of three days in sun-kissed Sheffield. BSAK, the reigning champions from Abu Dhabi, won an unheralded third championship in a row while Dubai College’s A Team matched their superb performance with impressive results in swimming, athletics and football.
Former hosts St Catherine’s British School in Athens, Greece, came third while there was also admirable showings from the King’s College schools in Spain – particularly King’s College Madrid Soto de Viñuelas who won the Boys football tournament, beating their colleagues from King’s College Murcia in a dramatic final. The Fair Play award, chosen by schools to recognise the team who most embodied the COBIS Promise, a verbal statement outlining the importance of respect and sportsmanship at Games, was presented to The British School of Gran Canaria.
The winning teams were presented with their trophies and medals by the Lord Mayor of Sheffield, Magid Magid, who was attending his first official engagement. Mr Magid commented on the new global friendships that had been made in Sheffield at the COBIS Games.
Special thanks must go to the Sheffield City Council Major Events Team and Marketing Sheffield who delivered a memorable weekend for all involved and the amazing volunteers and officials who were integral to the success of the event. We are also grateful to the inspirational Great Britain Olympic, Paralympic and Commonwealth athletes who joined us in Sheffield to present medals and motivate students.
Watch the highlights from the Games here.
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