Doha 13 Feb 2018 (QNA)
Sheikh Joaan bin Hamad Al-Thani, Chairman, Qatar Olympic Committee (QOC) said that National Sports Day is an exceptional occasion for community members to celebrate the sport, pointing out that the committee aims at raising awareness among those who live in Qatar on the importance of exercising.
Sheikh Joaan said that Qatar is proud of being one of the first countries in the world and the first in the Middle East to devote a paid sports day to all residents, and in order to enrich this event, he added, QOC is organizing 72 sporting events for all community members of all ages in one day, with the aim of giving everyone the opportunity to practice sport.
This year, he added, fun and benefit will be the primary goal of organizing all sports activities, noting that QOC encourages everyone to participate in this event and enjoy a lively active day.
QOC chairman stressed that the ultimate goal of the committee is to raise awareness of everyone who lives in Qatar about the importance of sport, and to encourage exercising because of its physical and health benefits on individuals and communities.
The achievements of Qatar team champions are a source of inspiration for the people and a good example for youth, Sheikh Joaan bin Hamad Al-Thani said, adding that QOC is delighted to have many of them on this year’s sporting event.