BLACK IRIS PUBLIC VOTE GETS UNDERWAY
Jan 21, 2015
Voting for the Black Iris Sports Awards winners gets underway today (Thursday) with the first category going to the public vote.
With five trophies up for grabs to recognize the best sporting achievers from 2014, today sees the first shortlist of three athletes being posted onto the Jordan Olympic Committee Facebook page for the public to decide who should be the Best Sportsman of the Year.
For the next five days, sports fans can choose their favourite award by simply liking the picture of the sportsman they feel should win. They can also vote on www.joc.jo. Voting for the other categories will take place next week.
Best Sportsman shortlist:
Abdel Rahman Al Masatfeh (Karate): Silver at Asian Games
Odai Al Hindawi (Boxing): Silver at the Asian Games
Mohammad Salameh (Muay Thai): Bronze at Asian Beach Games, Gold in Arab Championship
The winners of all five categories will be announced at a gala dinner in February.
Black Iris Awards categories: Best Sportsman, Best Sportswoman, Best Young Achiever – Male; Best Young Achiever – Female; Best Paralympic Athlete.