Katara – the Cultural Village Foundation has said it is preparing to receive thousands of visitors coming Tuesday, February 11, on the occasion of National Sport Day.
The event will see the participation of 54 public and private entities, including 17 sports federations, 15 ministries and government departments, 15 health institutions and food companies, and seven private companies, according to the organisers.
A press conference featuring Dr Khaled bin Ibrahim al-Sulaiti, Katara general manager and chairman of the National Sport Day organising committee, and Abdulrahman al-Tamimi, director of Katara’s Purchasing Department and chairman of the organising committee, was held at the Cultural Village to announce the Sport Day events. Dr al-Sulaiti said: “The ninth National Sport Day celebration focuses more on community participation to allow people of all age groups to take part in sporting activities, whether they are common visitors, athletes, children, women or persons with special needs, adding that this is in line with Katara’s efforts to spread sports awareness, promote healthy lifestyles and achieve Qatar National Vision 2030.”
Besides, Katara is keen to offer visitors basic medical checkups and health advice. Thousands of citizens and residents are expected to participate in the important annual event to enjoy different types of physical activity in a healthy and entertaining atmosphere, the organisers said.
On his part, al-Tamimi said there are 54 public and private entities participating in the Katara Sport Day activities, highlighting the facilities provided by the Cultural Village to ministries, institutions, sports federations and health centres.
The 17 sports federations taking part in the celebration are concerned with boxing, wrestling, tennis, basketball, volleyball, football, sailing, rowing, table tennis and rugby. Members of the public would be able to play these games as well as special games, while competitions and activities would be also held for children. Fifteen health and food facilities are also taking part in the event, which will offer their services and advice free of charge to the public at Katara throughout the day.
At the end of the press conference, al-Tamimi thanked all parties participating in the activities of the ninth edition of the National Sport Day at Katara, and expressed the Cultural Village’s gratitude to the sponsors of the event — Qatar Insurance Company and Al Meera.
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