Qatar is currently playing an increasingly prominent and effective role in the field of sport. Qatar is using sport as a reason to forge friendship and to enhance the relations with nations worldwide.
Qatar has expressed the wish to be active around the world as an outward looking state dedicated to the improvement of relations between nations through sport.
The government cares a great deal for sports. It set Tuesday in the second week of February every year as the National Sports Day, in which everyone is encouraged to exercise. National Sports Day is a national holiday, in which all ministries, other government departments and public authorities and their affiliated organs, alongside with all entities operating in the country including the private sector establishments organize sports activities and exercises for their employees compatible with their conditions and ages with a view to spread the awareness of the significance of sports and their role in the well being of individuals and societies.
Qatar Olympic Committee
Qatar Olympic Committee (QOC) is responsible for the administrative and technical supervision of the national sports federations and institutions. There are 24 sports federations and assemblies along with 10 first-class sports clubs and 6 second-class clubs, to which all QOC provides both human and financial capabilities so that they can fulfill their missions. QOC also supervises the Girl Sports Committee.
The Supreme Committee for Delivery & Legacy
The Supreme Committee for Delivery & Legacy (SC) is tasked with delivering proposed tournament venues and projects for the 2022 FIFA World Cup™ – the first to be held in the Middle East – while ensuring that its preparations align with the Qatar National Vision 2030. The SC is currently focused on achieving the goals set out in its 2015-18 Strategic Plan.
There are one hundred and fifty (150) sports facilities in Qatari, most prominently:
Khalifa Olympic City
Aspire Zone Complex
Khalifa International Tennis and Squash Complex
Sports Medicine Center
Doha Golf Club
Hamad Complex for Water Sports
Women’s Tennis Hall
Al-Wajbah Centre for Girls Training
Regional and International Championships Held in Qatar
Qatar hosts many international championships that have confirmed its position on the Gulf, Arab and international sports map, and attracted the attention of the world.
H.H. Heir Apparent Football Final Cup, Qatar International Bowling Championship, H.H. The Emir Arabian Camel Race Cup, Qatar Masters Squash Championship, H.H. The Emir Volleyball Cup, Qatar Gymnastics Grand Prize, HH the Emir Football Final Cup, H.H. The Emir Basketball Final Cup, Qatar Cycling Tour, Qatar Motor Rally, Qatar International Sailing Regatta, Qatar masters gold championship, Qatar International Equestrian Festival.