The conclusive physical and mental challenge for government employees is back. This time, it’s going to be bigger, harder and difficult than before.
Under the banner, ‘One Team One Spirit’, a whole of 168 local, federal and international teams will contend for the top prize of Dh1 million and boasting rights to be hailed as champions during the second edition of Gov Games, which is going to take place at Kite Beach, from tomorrow and will carry on till Saturday.
The second edition of Government Games is going to be an assessment of teamwork, physical expertise, speed, mental dexterity, problem-solving skills and sharpness in conquering different obstacle courses, according to Gov Games director Marwan bin Issa during the media tour of the varied Gov Games bumps on Tuesday morning.
This year’s edition would be a lot different from last year as we’ve added more assignment and contained a couple of bonuses to some impediments.
There are nine stumbling blocks for both male and female teams. Each hurdle has to be consummated within 10 minutes and athletes would be getting an eight-minute break before dealing with the next obstacle.
Marwan stated that every second would matter, so teams need to decide and act quickly when they’re dealing with the hurdles.
There would be a total of 106 men’s teams and 62 teams clashing in the women’s, which includes the first-ever Saudi female team.
The first qualifying heat would kick-off on Wednesday at 4pm for women’s and the second heat will be from 8pm. Men’s teams will be facing the elimination round on Thursday and Friday. The final round for both men and women would be held on Saturday, starting at 4pm.