Dakhla Gets Award of Euro-Mediterranean City of Sport 2020
The seaside town of Dakhla, the pearl of Southern Morocco, has been awarded the title of Euro-Mediterranean City of Sport 2020, an international recognition of the efforts made by local authorities, sports associations and clubs making the city a popular sports destination.
The award was handed over to the representatives of the Moroccan city at a ceremony held Tuesday in Brussels at the Headquarters of the European Parliament.
The ceremony was attended by EU Commissioner for innovation, research, culture, education & Youth, Mariya Gabriel, MEPs, President of the European Capitals and Cities of Sport Federation (ACES Europe), Gian Francesco Lupattelli, chairman of Dakhla Municipality Sidi Slouh Joumani, local representatives Hamdi Ahl Sayed and Elmami Ahl Ahmed Ibrahim, Moroccan ambassador to the EU Ahmed Rahhou and several other personalities.
Dakhla hosted several major international sporting events including the African Kiteboarding Championships, the Kite World Cup, the Dakhla triathlon and the international open water swimming competition “Morocco Swim Trek”.