HE Secretary-General of the Supreme Committee for Delivery & Legacy (SC) Hassan al-Thawadi stressed that the FIFA World Cup Qatar 2022 has had a great impact on society by using it as a platform to promote a healthy life.
During his participation in the closing session of the World Innovation Summit for Health (WISH 2022) under the title power of sports and its positive impact on society, HE al-Thawadi said the tournament will leave a sustainable legacy and enhance many aspects, in addition to making positive contributions to bringing about change at all levels, as it will be held for the first time in the Middle East.
He said from the beginning the SC realised that the World Cup and football have a great impact on society, "as we believe in the power of sports to make positive changes in society". The tournament is dedicated to promoting a healthy life, practising different activities and following a healthy lifestyle, he added.
HE al-Thawadi discussed the steps taken by the SC to protect the health and safety of its employees through continuous communication with its workforce and the launch of several initiatives, including organising multilingual awareness sessions. He pointed out the initiatives launched by the SC through the Generation Amazing platform and the unique stories that have had a great impact on many societies by building a set of partnerships and using sports for developing and enhancing mental health across all psychological, physical and mental aspects, which was reinforced by launching the Workers' Cup.
The SC secretary-general stressed the need to consider sports as a critical way to contribute to the common mission of maintaining physical and mental health around the world. He indicated that sports play a "vital role in our journey and that the power of sports can be used in various ways to maintain physical and mental health and ensure that this power is harnessed in the future for the benefit of public health and society and to provide a brighter future for the generations to come". (QNA)