Qatar Selects Savoy Place as its Olympic House for London 2012

Doha, July 16 (QNA) - London's Institution of Engineering and Technology at Savoy Place (IET: Savoy Place) will be Qatar's official Olympic House during the London Olympic and Paralympic Games, the Qatar Olympic Committee (QOC) announced Monday.
 QOC selected IET: Savoy Place for its central location in the heart of London. It is located by the River Thames and parallel to The Strand, on the Olympic Route Network and will provide easy access to the participants, the QOC said in a media statement today.
 Bayt Qatar (meaning House of Qatar) will offer members of the QOC, its stakeholders and partners, athletes, media and Olympic Family guests a historic and convenient venue throughout the London 2012 Olympic Games where they can experience unique Qatari hospitality.
 QOC Secretary General Sheikh Saoud bin Abdulrahman Al Thani said, "The Qatar Olympic Committee is delighted that Bayt Qatar at London 2012 will be hosted by the prestigious Institution of Engineering and Technology.
 "The 2012 Games will mark a significant moment in our journey in the Olympic Movement, and so it was even more important that the venue for Bayt Qatar delivers on the various needs of our stakeholders.
 "Bayt Qatar is a testament to Qatar's sporting passion, celebrating the Olympic Games with our athletes and taking visitors through a journey of the greatest moments of Qatari sport. It will also be a destination where Qatari trade, investment and tourism agencies can network and foster international business relationships.
 "Along with our important partners and stakeholders, the QOC looks forward to contributing to Olympic London with a full celebration of Qatari culture and sporting progress."
 Qatar Museums Authority Chairperson of the Board of Trustees HE Sheikha Al Mayassa bint Hamad bin Khalifa Al Thani said, "Bayt Qatar will be a focal point to showcase real Qatari experiences and culture and offer Olympic guests warm Arab hospitality with the opportunity to savour wonderful local food, music, performances, art and culture. It will also highlight the progress Qatar has and continues to make in relation to sports development, especially among girls and women.
 "Bayt Qatar will also play host to a series of events, exhibitions, film screenings and public figures who have played an important role in Qatar s progress, both on the sporting and wider cultural, educational and business fronts."
 Bayt Qatar will showcase the works and initiatives of a selection of Qatari organizations that represent contributions towards Qatar's National Vision 2030.
 One such organization is Al Jazeera Sport which has played a leading role in investing in sport's development in Qatar and the region. It will have a broadcast presence at Bayt Qatar.
 Other strategic partners represented at Bayt Qatar include Aspire Zone Foundation (Aspire Academy for Sports Excellence and Aspetar Sports Hospital),  International Center for Sport Security (ICSS), Qatar 2022, Qatar Science and Technology Park (Qatar Foundation), Qatar National Bank, Qtel, Qatari Diar, Msheireb Properties, Qatar Museums Authority, Doha Film Institute and Qatar Tourism Authority. (QNA)

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