In the presence of HE Qatar Olympic Committee (QOC) President Sheikh Joaan bin Hamad Al-Thani, HE Chairperson of Qatar Museums Sheikha Al Mayassa bint Hamad Al-Thani inaugurated on Saturday the public art installation 'Doha Mountains' by Swiss artist Ugo Rondinone at the Ras Abou Aboud beachfront, near the 974 Stadium.
The 'Doha Mountains' sculpture, which reflects the colors of the Olympic Rings, is yet another example of Qatar's dedication to the Olympic Values of Excellence, Friendship, and Respect.
The masterpiece not only showcases the great importance and central focus of sport in the countrys national development, but also a lasting legacy that will forever remain a point of reference for a city that is realising its dream of hosting the best global sports events such as the FIFA World Cup 2022 and the intended hosting of the Olympic and Paralympic Games.
HE the First Vice President of QOC Mohamed bin Yousef Al Mana, HE the Second Vice President of QOC Dr. Thani bin Abdulrahman Al Kuwari, HE QOC Secretary-General Jassim bin Rashid Al Buenain and Director of Marketing and Communications of QOC Sheikha Asma Al-Thani attended the inauguration ceremony.
Several of Team Qatar's Olympic stars and rising athletes were also present for the event, including: Mutaz Barshim (High Jump), Fares Ibrahim (Weightlifting), Cherif Younes and Ahmed Tijan (Beach Volleyball), Mohammed Suleiman (1500m athletic runner), Nada Mohammed Wafa (Swimming), Abdulla Al Tamimi (Squash), Maryam Al Buenein (Show Jumping).