By Sports Reporter Doha
Qatar Olympic Committee (QOC) Secretary-General Jassim Rashid al-Buenain has praised sponsors of the ANOC World Beach Games Qatar 2019.
The Local Organising Committee (LOC) of the event announced the official sponsors for the event at a press conference held at Katara – the Cultural Village yesterday.
Qatar Olympic Committee (QOC) has been named the official partner of the Games while Katara – the Cultural Village and Aspire Zone are the Official Venue Partners. The Official Sponsors are Baladna, Mowasalat and Bornan. The Official Suppliers include Xtreme, Elan, Ooredoo and Al Rawda while Qatar National Tourism Council has been announced as a major stakeholder of the event.
Commenting on the occasion, LOC Director General and QOC Secretary-General al-Buenain said, “It is our pleasure to partner with our various sponsors for this historical event. It’s so exciting to see so many of Qatar’s organisations come together to create a truly unique and world-class event in Qatar.”
The ANOC World Beach Games Qatar 2019, which will be held from October 12-16 in Doha, is an inaugural international beach multi-sport event organized by the Association of National Olympic Committees (ANOC).
“ANOC World Beach Games Qatar 2019 offers us the opportunity to showcase once again our passion for sports as a nation and our wonderful hospitality as a great host. I believe the event will not only promote the values of ANOC but also foster unity and cooperation among the participating countries. We thank our sponsors for joining us in our journey towards creating history and for their immeasurable support towards making the Games a resounding success,” al-Buenain added.
More than 1,200 athletes from a total of 96 National Olympic Committees (NOCs), representing all the five continents, will be competing in 14 disciplines across 13 sports at the event.
The featuring sports include aquathlon, 3X3 basketball, climbing bouldering, beach handball, karate kata individual, kitefoil racing, skateboarding, beach soccer, open water 5km swimming, beach tennis, beach volleyball 4X4, waterski, wakeboard and beach wrestling.
The event is scheduled for five days with the opening rounds for certain events being held on 11 October, the day before the opening ceremony on 12 October. The ANOC General Assembly and ANOC Awards 2019 will be held on October 17-18, following the close of the competition.
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