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Posted On: 9 February 2023 11:33 am
Updated On: 9 February 2023 12:11 pm

National Sport Day 2023 to be a unique edition following World Cup

Vrinda Abilash
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National sports day 2023 unique edition world cup

The 12th edition of the National Sport Day, which will be held next Tuesday on 14 Feb, will be a unique version, as the first to follow the great achievement of hosting FIFA World Cup Qatar 2022, where the immortal legacy left by the World Cup and the wonderful infrastructure and facilities have become the perfect place in which sport is practiced by all members of society of all ages.

The stadiums and the facilities will remain a witness to the great value that sport enjoys in Qatar, until it has become a way of life through its practice all over the world, when the different regions during the Sport Day turn into open stadiums, as has been the case since the first edition that came in response to the Amiri Resolution No. (80) of 2011, which stipulated that the second Tuesday of February of every year will be a National Sports Day, during which all kinds of sports were practiced, in an unprecedented gesture unique to the State of Qatar, which was a destination for millions of fans, and the focus of the world's attention during the World Cup.

The 2023 Sports Day coincides with the lifting of restrictions that were imposed in recent years due to the (Covid-19) pandemic, which did not discourage the State of Qatar from preserving the unique annual tradition, the matter that makes the 12th edition a celebration of overcoming the pandemic, thanks to the great efforts made by the State in cooperation with various institutions of society.

Ministry of Youth and Sports

The Ministry of Youth and Sports is expected to hold a press conference to announce the logo for the current edition of the Sport Day, in addition to revealing all the activities and events that will be held this year and their specific locations, including all sports facilities, stadiums and parks of the FIFA World Cup Qatar 2022 that built on the basis of sustainability and legacy, which is the main pillar from which the Delivery and Legacy Committee started in the construction of stadiums and infrastructure in accordance with Qatar Vision 2030, as well as all the various facilities, stadiums, areas and gyms available in the country.

The fans, who visited Qatar during FIFA World Cup Qatar 2022, have seen the positive impact left by the Qatari leadership in organizing the Sports Day during the past years since the first edition, which reflects the vision of the wise leadership in encouraging the practice of sports. The world has observed the great urbanization of the Qatari society, which believes in the value of sport as a basic pillar for investing in the human element, which contributed to increasing the number of people practicing sports and those involved in it in general of different ages and age groups in public parks, gyms, walking paths, and cycling.

All state institutions organize special programs for the Sport Day, through sports venues and facilities designated for sport in the country.

This is done in coordination between sports institutions and authorities in order to achieve the desired goal, which is to continue increasing the numbers of participants and participants, especially in light of the constant communication between schools and the Ministry of Education and Higher Education; With the aim of raising the level of sports culture among young people.

The practice of sport is not limited to specific games, where the National Sports Day (NSD) Committee has been setting a specific agenda that includes various activities, as in the previous edition, which witnessed the holding of 575 various activities through the Qatar Sports for All Federation. It included all kinds of sports in the interest of society groups, including children, women and the elderly.

12th Sport Day activities

H.E. Chairman of the Organizing Committee for the 12th Sport Day activities at the Aspire Zone Foundation Sheikh Mohammed bin Fahad Al-Thani said that they are celebrating the National Sport Day every year, which is one of the most important events in the sports calendar of the State of Qatar.

In an exclusive statement to Qatar News Agency (QNA), he added: "Our preparations at the Foundation for this year have reached their climax by working to provide a variety of sports and entertainment events for all age groups and different levels of fitness, stressing that the goals and mission of the Aspire Zone Foundation are to promote a healthy lifestyle, and to build generations that enjoy mental and physical health, in line with the objectives of the National Sports Day.

His Excellency indicated the Foundation's determination to choose events and activities, based on what suits all the needs of community members, concluding his remarks by saying that the Foundation opens its doors during this day to all companies and institutions wishing to benefit from our global facilities and organizational capabilities to hold their own events.

As in previous years, a wide range of events and activities will be held to celebrate the National Sport Day, including the various groups of Qatari society, including men, women, children and people with special needs, to maintain a healthy and functional life.

Every institution organizes special sporting events in coordination with the Qatar Olympic Committee and the Ministry of Culture and Sports in order to ensure that there is no conflict between the different activities.

It is expected that tens of thousands of families, citizens and residents, will be in the sports arenas and facilities designated for the Sports Day; In order to achieve the desired goal, which is "Sport... Life".

Marathons, walking, jogging, individual and team sports will be a goal for all members of society to compete for in the current edition to enhance the value of sport and to raise its importance in human life.

Source and cover image credit: QNA