POSTED: February 12th 2013

Qatar celebrates National Sport Day

National Sport Day invites the country to get out and move / QOC
National Sport Day invites the country to get out and move / QOC

CHAD WISE / Sports Features Communications

February 12 – In Doha and across Qatar, nationals, residents, schoolchildren, and well-known athletes will commemorate National Sports Day today.

Held on Tuesday in the second week of February, the annual National Sport Day is an initiative adopted by HH Sheikh Tamim bin Hamad Al Thani, the Deputy Emir and Heir Apparent. National Sport Day is intended to promote the best practices and means to encourage the participation in sports and physical activities among all members of society.

“Sport for All” activities for National Sport Day will be put on by governmental and non-governmental organizations, private sector institutions, sports clubs, and federations. All National Governing Bodies are opening their doors to the public on National Sport Day.

Focused on increasing awareness of the importance of sport in daily life, this year’s National Sport Day will hope to widen the scope of community participation in sport and physical activities, as well as provide everyone with the opportunity to learn more on the importance of a healthy lifestyle and to participate in engaging sporting activities.

The Corniche, where a VIP Walk will officially start National Sport Day and a Walk for All will be staged, Aspire Zone, Al-Refaa Street, the Olympic Parks, and Katara are just a few of the locations in Doha and across Qatar that will host National Sport Day activities.

Registration for teams and individuals wishing to participate in National Sport Day activities has exceeded initial prognostications, demonstrating the interest of the Qatar society in sport and healthy living. Registration is still open on the National Sport Day website, and registration will be open to entrants at different National Sport Day activity locations.

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