The Qatar Olympic Committee (QOC) celebrated the 10th edition of National Sport Day on Tuesday but this year's celebrations were held virtually in light of the protective measures taken by the state of Qatar to curb the spread of the coronavirus.
The QOC held a number of virtual awareness and educational events to promote an active lifestyle nationwide and highlight the important role of sport in creating a healthy community.
Team Qatar athletes who qualified to Tokyo 2020 Olympics have shared their thoughts about this year's edition of National Sport Day as High Jump World Champion Mutaz Barshim said:
"This year’s is a special occasion marking the 10th edition. It makes me reflect on my career over the past decades and how I wouldn’t achieve what I have achieved without the support of my country.”
For his part, Abdulrahman Samba said:
“National Sport day is a great celebration of sport in Qatar, and on this day I hope more and more youngsters spend the day being active and engaging in a new sport.”
Fares Hassouna invited all the community members to try weightlifting:
“I invite everyone to try out weightlifting on National Sport Day this year! It is a fantastic sport that made me who I am today - a two-time world silver medalist, and an Asian Games silver medalist."
Also, on this occasion, the QOC have launched its new website to keep up with the latest technology. The QOC website is an important platform for Qatari Sports and a reliable source of information and news about Team Qatar, the Sports Federation and the Sports Committee, in addition to the upcoming sports events in the state of Qatar.
Source and cover image credit: Press Release
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