Overview

The Qatar Olympic Committee (QOC) is the National Olympic Committee of Qatar and is the overall supervising body for the Olympic movement in Qatar. It is one of 205 National Olympic Committees (NOCs) currently recognised by the International Olympic Committee (IOC). The QOC was founded on 14th March 1979. It was officially recognised by the International Olympic Committee in 1980, the Olympic Council of Asia in 1981 and the Arab Sports Games Federation in 1982.

The QOC strives to use innovation to advance sports development and many of its programs, initiatives and events are the first of their kind in the Middle East. These include National Sport Day, the Qatar Olympic Academy, the Qatar Women’s Sports Committee, the Schools Olympic Program, and the Qatar Athlete Development Pathway.

The QOC works closely with its 23 National Federations to provide support to athletes, coaches and officials at every level of the sporting pathway, as well as in the bidding for and organisation of world-class sports events. It aims to use its hosting of world-class sports events to inspire and engage young people through sport, raise awareness about the importance of sport in everyday life, increase tourism, business and employment opportunities, and forge global friendships.

Vision

To Become a Leading Nation in Bringing The World Together Through Sustainable Sport Development

 

Mission

To spread sports and physical activities in the country
To sponsor and improve Olympic Movemen​t in accordance with principles of Olympic Charter
To supp​ort and improve sports performance within the context of the Olympic spirit

 

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Leadership

The President
 
Secretary General
 

Milestones

1976

  • The first participation in the Arab Games in Syria, in two disciplines Athletics and Football.
  • First participation in Olympic Games as an Administrative Delegation in Montreal Games.

1978

  • First participation in the Asian Games in Bangkok in Athletics.

1979

  • The Qatar Olympic Committee was officially founded on March 14 and H.E. Sheikh Abdullah Bin Khalifa Al-Thani was elected President.

1980

  • The Qatar Olympic Committee was recognized by the International Olympic Committee (IOC).

1981

  • The Qatar Olympic Committee joined the Olympic Council of Asia (OCASIA).

1982

  • The Qatar Olympic Committee joined the Arab Sports Games Federation.

1984

  • First participation in the Olympic games at Los Angeles with Athletics and football teams.

1993

  • H.E. Sheikh Mohammed Bin Fahad Al-Thani was appointed President of the Qatar Olympic Committee.

1995

  • H.E. Sheikh Saoud Bin Khalid Al-Thani was appointed President of the Qatar Olympic Committee.

2000

  • H.H. Sheikh Tamim Bin Hamad Al-Thani was elected President of the Qatar Olympic Committee.
  • Said Saad Asaad won the bronze medal in Weightlifting in the Men's 105kg with a result of 420 kg in Sydney Olympic Games.