Ooredoo team heads to IAAF World Athletics Championships to show support for national athletes
October 02 2019 10:04 PM
Ooredoo at the IAAF World Athletics Championships.
Ooredoo at the IAAF World Athletics Championships.

Doha

Ooredoo, as National Partner for the IAAF World Athletics Championships and in line with its continuous support for sports, arranged a trip for its employees to attend competitions at Khalifa International Stadium and show their support for the national athletes as they competed in the event.

The telco leader closed its headquarters early and arranged four buses to transport 200 employees to the stadium to join Group CEO Sheikh Saud Bin Nasser al-Thani and several other senior executives from Ooredoo as they enjoyed watching the sporting events throughout the afternoon, the company said in a statement.

The Ooredoo team cheered on the reigning world high jump champion, Mutaz Barshim, who was competing in the men’s high jump category, as well as star athletes Abdalelah Haroun, the Qatari 400m standout who won the bronze medal in London in 2017, and Mariam Farid, also ambassador of the IAAF World Athletics Championships Doha 2019, who was competing in the 400m hurdles.

Ooredoo has a long history of supporting sporting events in Qatar as a key part of its corporate social responsibility strategy, with the aim of promoting healthy, active lifestyles and community cohesion, and the telco leader has been associated with some of the most prestigious sporting events in recent years as well as events organised by local communities, the statement notes.

Manar Khalifa al-Muraikhi, director of PR and Corporate Communications at Ooredoo, said: “We’re incredibly proud to be National Partner of the IAAF World Athletics Championships, which fits perfectly with our corporate commitment to supporting sport, and we’ve been so excited to see all the stellar performances from the athletes so far.

"Naturally, we’ve been rooting for the Qatar athletes throughout the event, and were delighted to arrange for our employees to visit the Khalifa International Stadium to show their support to our national heroes. We look forward to more awesome athletics in the coming days.”




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