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2/12/2012 11:50 PM

 Qatar Celebrates National Sports Day

Doha, 13 February 2012 (QNA) - Qatar celebrates this Tuesday the first National Sports Day at a grand scale attracting local community and sporting individuals.

National Sports Day is a pioneer  initiative adopted by HH Sheikh Tamim bin Hamad Al Thani, the Deputy Emir and Heir Apparent who issued the Emiri Decree No. 80 for the year 2011 on 06 December 2011, concerning the State  s National Sports Day. the Decree states that Tuesday in the second week of February each year will be the State  s National Sports Day.

All ministries and governmental bodies have lined up a series of public events and have encouraged their employees to engage enthusiastically in the sports activities.

Celebrating the National Sports Day reveals the importance of sport as a significant factor to help domestic institutions achieving their goals by creating a healthy community at both physical and psychological levels.

For its side, Qatar Olympic Committee (QOC) has prepared for this day  to ensure the participation of all community  members ( nationals and residents) in this  prestigious National Sports Day as part of QOC s strategy to promote sports , physical education and sustainable development inside the community , that  in compliance with the Qatar s 2030 vision.

QOC has previously addressed all sport clubs and federations across the country to open the gates of their facilities for all community individuals on Tuesday 14/02/2012 to allow them practicing sport and gain further knowledge on sport culture.