Activities to mark Qatar's National Sport Day in its seventh edition kicked off on Tuesday morning in response to the Emiri decree No. 80 of 2011 which stated that Tuesday in the second week of February each year will be marked as National Sport Day in the country.
The Sport Day activities included various sports, such as such as cycling, swimming, football, basketball, tennis, taekwondo, self-defense, beach volleyball, water sports competitions and indoor activities in clubs and sports federations.
HE the Prime Minister and Interior Minister Sheikh Abdullah bin Nasser bin Khalifa al-Thani at Qatar Sports Club
Cycling organised by Qatar Foundation. PICTURE: TK Nasar
Activities organised by Ministry of Interior
Aspire Zone and Katara Cultural Village are among the venues hosting the National Sport Day activities that are attended by the country's ministries, sports federations, institutions and companies. Events are also held in the Corniche.
This year, the Ministry of Culture and Sports has called on to follow the standards and conditions mentioned in the Emiri decision on the country's sport day in order to ensure the achievement of the desired goals, in particular to raise awareness of the importance of sport for different age groups.
During the Sport Day, all the State's institutions participate in this sport event and the country is transformed into a large green playground where tens of thousands of citizens and residents from all segments of the society participate in many types of sports.
Last updated: February 13 2018 11:56 AM