QATAR Celebrates National Sports Day… HH The Emir and Deputy Emir participated

HH The Emir and Deputy Emir participating in the National Sports Day Celebrations
HH the Emir Sheikh Hamad Bin Khalifa Al Thani is riding an Arabian camel at Um Ethnaytein || Deputy Emir and Heir Apparent HH Sheikh Tamim bin Hamad al-Thani with children at Al-Arabi Sports Club

DOHA, February 12 , 2013 – State of Qatar with all its sport spectrum including sport federations , clubs, government and non-government organizations, companies, community members showed a positive response to the country’s National Sports Day (NSD) held at Corniche area, Doha on Tuesday.

A number of individual and group sport events and walks staged by Qatar Ministries, Authorities, organizations and private sector institutions turned the country  into a  pioneer nation bringing people together through sport. The prestigious national occasion held on Tuesday brought together the citizens and residents from different cultural and religious backgrounds  in peace and love to celebrate the values of sport.

Multiple sport events including  sailing, rowing, football, basketball, volleyball, handball , gymnastics and athletics were held at several
locations near the cornice area on Tuesday. In a press release on Tuesday, Mr. Khaleel  Ibraheem Al Jaber, the Director of Sport Affairs at  the Qatar Olympic Committee (QOC) and the President of Qatar Swimming Association (QSA) confirmed that these sport activities will continue to Saturday as a part of the NSD celebration  also enhance the objectives of Qatar 2030 vision.

Mr. Al- Jaber appreciated the positive response and interaction  of all  society categories ( men , women, youth, kids)  in the ongoing NSD celebrations. The National Sport Day (NSD) is an annual sport event held on Tuesday in the second week of February. The NSD is a pioneering initiative has been legalized as national event by a Supreme Decree by the HH Sheikh Tamim bin Hamad Al Thani, the Heir Apparent and the President of Qatar Olympic Committee (QOC).


In festive  sport scene, hundreds of  people including kids,  youth, officials , men, women and families who gathered  at  the Qatar Olympic Committee (QOC)  Zone near the Post Office have used thousands of Balloons to celebrate the National Sport Day  on Tuesday.

His Excellency, Sheikh Saoud bin Abdulrahman Al Thani, the Secretary General of Qatar Olympic Committee (QOC) alongside QOC directors of Departments, Heads of Sections and units attended the ceremonial event at QOC zone.

The NSD celebrations at the QOC zone at Corniche will go on from 3 pm to 10 pm until next  Saturday, where all   sport events , entertainment programs , facilities and restaurants will be provide  for public” said the QOC officials.

QOC is keen to mark the prestigious event in style by making all community individuals (citizens and residents) increase their awareness about the affect and values of the sport.

Caye Global News, Photos credits by National Sport Day 2013


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