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Posted On: 22 January 2013 11:38 am
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Doha, 22 January 2013 – Excitement is building for the National Sport Day 2013, with 20 days to go for the prestigious event, to be held on Tuesday February 12 in Doha and across Qatar. The public response is increasingly enthusiastic, with registrations for the day’s activities being accepted via the National Sport Day website, more than 700 applications for Volunteers and thousands of people interacting with the National Sport Day on Facebook and Twitter. Qatar’s elite athletes are also rallying behind the National Sport Day: The country’s top Paralympian, Abdulrahman Abdulqader Abdulrahman, has been recently announced as the first official National Sport Day Ambassador, and other elite athletes from various sports are going to be unveiled soon. The National Sport Day, which enhances the objectives of the Qatar National Vision 2030, is central to the Country’s commitment to sport, in addition to the ‘Schools Olympic Programme’, which encourages schoolchildren to practice sport as an integral part of their daily life. Events at the Corniche, Aspire, the Museum of Islamic Art and the Olympic Parks will demonstrate the importance of sport in daily life, in order to maintain a healthy lifestyle: the activities will be open to everyone, men, women, children and people with disabilities. Additionally, a Sport Zone, featuring all-day sport and recreational activities open for all, will be open from February 12 to 16. The National Sport day is celebrated every second Tuesday of February and is an initiative adopted by HH Sheikh Tamim bin Hamad Al Thani, the Deputy Emir and Heir Apparent. Across the country, ministries, government departments, public and private sector organisations and sports clubs will be organising sporting activities for all on February 12, 2013. The event aims to create awareness about sports and its health benefits. - ILQ News - SHJ_1959.jpeg