QOC to mark National Sport Day

Doha, The Qatar Olympic Committee (QOC) will celebrate the 9th edition of National Sport Day on Tuesday in cooperation with Msheireb Properties.

The QOC along with various national sports federations will mark the day by offering members of the local community a wide-ranging program of sports activities and demonstrations at Team Qatar Sports Village in Barahat Msheireb.

On this occasion, HE Jassim bin Rashid Al Buenain, Secretary-General of the QOC, said This year is an Olympic year, which makes National Sports Day 2020 an even more significant day! The events and activities we have planned with the valuable help of national sportfederations and stakeholders, will give our community the opportunity to try new sports and enjoy engaging workshops. There will be an opportunity to meet with some of Team Qatar's star athletes. It is our hope that these world-class athletes will encourage young people to be physically active, and perhaps even inspire the future generation of Qatari athletes.

Qatar recognises the importance of sports, and it is a key goal of ours to encourage people to stay fit and active, not only on National Sports Day, but all year long. Qatar is one of the first countries in the world to have a paid national holiday which is dedicated solely to sports and exercise, which reflects both the forward-thinking leadership of Qatar's sports leaders, and the fact that sport is an important pillar of the Qatar National Vision 2030. He added.

For his part, Ali Al Kuwari, Acting CEO of Msheireb Properties, said We are delighted to cooperate with the Qatar Olympic Committee as it's the first time for Barahat Msheireb to host such a huge public event in celebration of National Sport Day

The event will feature a diverse range of sports catering for all ages, including: athletics, basketball, volleyball, gymnastics, table tennis, boxing, wrestling, taekwondo, karate and judo. Throughout the day there will also be live sports workshops featuring gymnastics and martial arts, as well as on-stage entertainment from football freestylers and sport jugglers.

One of the QOC's primary aims for the National Sport Day is to promote a healthy community both physically and psychologically by educating the community on the many benefits of participating in sports.

Source: Qatar Olympic Committee