Public to participate in Doha Diamond League press conference
April 30 2017 11:36 PM
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By Sports Reporter/Doha

The Qatar Olympic Committee and the Qatar Athletics Federation have announced that the Doha Diamond League 2017 press conference will be open to the public for the first time ever.  To be held at City Center Mall from 11:30am to 12:30pm on May 4, the conference will discuss the athletes’ hopes for the upcoming season, which kicks off on May 5t at Qatar Sports Club.  Tickets are on sale now at www.q-tickets.com to be part of the action-packed evening of world-class athletics.
The new and innovative format to the press conference will be hosted by World and Olympic triple jump Champion, Team USA’s Christian Taylor, and reigning Olympic Champion in the shot put, Michelle Carter, who will discuss the exciting start to the Diamond League with fellow World and Olympic Champions, including Qatar’s sporting legend, Mutaz Barshim. The press conference will be open to the public for the first time ever, with the aim of encouraging and inspiring Qatar’s residents to engage in athletics through the Doha Diamond League. The public will be able to find out more about what this year’s Doha Diamond League has to offer and there will be opportunities following the press conference for photos and autographs.
Dr Thani al-Kuwari, President of the Qatar Athletics Federation and Secretary General of the Qatar Olympic Committee said during a media briefing on Sunday:
“The Doha Diamond League is the only IAAF Diamond League meeting 




























in the Middle East and is one of the most exciting sporting events hosted annually in Qatar. The best athletes from around the world will be competing, including Olympic and World Champions, together with Qatar’s own world-class athletes such as Mutaz Barshim, Ashraf Elseify and Ahmed Bedeir. We aim to organise the event to the highest possible standards and provide the very best conditions for athletes and spectators alike. ”
Commenting during a question and answer session at Sunday’s media briefing, Bedeir said:
“The level of the Doha Diamond League is very high as it is attended by the world’s greatest athletics stars, so the competition will be very tough. I have been training hard and cannot wait to compete and I hope to honour Qatar and make everyone proud.”




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