Families taking part in the 5th Reach Out To Asia (Rota) Wheels ‘n’ Heels family fun day next Friday will be the first people in the world to see the official logo of the Doha 2020 Olympic and Paralympics Games bid.
On Friday at 5.45pm at the Museum of Islamic Art park, Doha’s bid to host the 2020 Olympics will take centre stage.
In front of Wheels ’n’ Heels 2012 participants, the Doha 2020 bid team will unveil the logo chosen to spearhead Qatar’s efforts to bring the world’s biggest sporting event to the Arab world for the first time in history.
“After Qatar’s amazing success in becoming the first Arab country to host the FIFA World Cup, Rota is immensely proud to support our bid to host the 2020 Olympic and Paralympics Games,” said Rota director Essa al-Mannai.
Doha is competing against five rival cities to host the 2020 Olympic and Paralympics Games. These are Istanbul, Baku, Tokyo, Rome and Madrid. The International Olympic Committee (IOC) will select candidate cities next May, and the 2020 host city, hopefully Doha, will be elected in Buenos Aires on September 7, 2013.
Doha 2020 CEO Noora al-Mannai said: “Our bid seeks to use the Olympics as a nationwide effort to encourage our people to be active, healthy and undefeated by hosting the world’s most unifying of events.”
Before the Doha 2020 logo & slogan are unveiled, an Olympic sport will thrill the Wheels ‘n’ Heels crowds. Now in its 11th year, the Tour of Qatar, organised by the Qatar Cycling Federation (QCF), comes to an exciting conclusion as the world’s top road cyclists’ race to the finish along the Doha Corniche at 4pm.
As soon as the race ends, Qatar Cycling Federation, Rota staff and volunteers will join the Wheels ‘n’ Heels Circuit, a track where thousands of people of all ages will walk, jog, cycle or skateboard to raise funds for Rota’s child education and humanitarian projects.
“The Wheels ‘n’ Heels Circuit is the perfect opportunity for all the family to cycle together in a safe environment, meet hundreds of other cyclists and raise money for Rota education projects simultaneously,” said QCF secretary general Majid al-Naimi.
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