Qatar 2015 has given nationals ‘a chance to shine on a world stage’
January 30 2015 11:57 PM

By Sports Reporter/Doha


Abdulla Mohamed al-Hajri (pictured), head of the Administration Committee of Qatar 2015, has congratulated the Organising Committee on its collaborative efforts that have helped ensure that the 24th Men’s Handball World Championship has exceeded expectations.
“Everything we have achieved has been possible because of the leadership demonstrated by HE Sheikh Joaan bin Hamad al-Thani, president of the Organising Committee. The entire committee gathers for daily meetings to discuss and address any issues. This has ensured that proceedings have been smooth,” he said.
The Main Operations Centre has been the central hub of the 24th Men’s Handball World Championship and the daily meetings have encouraged cross-committee dialogues that have contributed to the success of the event.
Speaking about the contributions made by whole team, he added, “The dedication shown by committee and workforce has ensured that Qatar 2015 will be a success. In particular, it has an excellent opportunity for Qatar nationals to lead and demonstrate that we can produce a world-class sporting event.
“Another crucial element has been the Volunteers Programme, which has brought together more than 1,500 people to work for the Championship. Potential volunteers registered on the official website and the initial response was overwhelming. We received about 3,500 applications then they were filtered down through interviews. There are also a huge number of Qataris that volunteered for the event, and we owe thanks to Ministry of Administrative Development, Josoor Institute, Qatar University as well as different schools under the Supreme Education Council for encouraging people to take part,” he explains.
In addition to Qataris, volunteers from a wide range of nations – particularly the English, German and Filipino communities – have contributed significantly to the success of the tournament.


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