Event Notes: Scottish Open Wins Award For Best Sporting Event
The Aberdeen Assett Management Scottish Open, played at the Castle Stuart Golf Links, won the Sporting Event of the Year award. The recognition marks the first time a European Tour championship has received the award (European Tour). ... The Doha GOALS Forum will be inaugurated Tuesday. The conference was created as an initiative to drive the use of sport as a vehicle for social and economic change. More than 1,500 participants are expected at the event, which began Monday and goes through Wednesday, with 1,100 people from overseas from 60 countries including 400 students. Speakers include FIFA President Sepp Blatter and former LOCOG Chair Sebastian Coe, as well as multi-Gold Medalists Ian Thorpe and Carl Lewis (Doha GOALS Forum). ... The Int'l Handball Federation has approved the Caja Mágica arena in Madrid as a preliminary round venue for the 2013 Men’s World Championship in Spain. The tournament is scheduled to take place from Jan. 11-27 (EFE, 12/10).