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.


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



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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The President
Secretary General



  • The Qatar Women's Sports Committee (QWSC) was established, marking a major milestone in the women's sports movement in Qatar.


  • Qatar hosts the 15th Asian Games – Doha 2006


  • The Schools Olympic Program was established, as a legacy from the Doha 2006 Asian Games.


  • Qatar hosts the IAAF World Indoor Championships – Doha 2010.


  • The National Sports Day was established by H.H. Sheikh Tamim Bin Hamad Al Thani the Amir of the State of Qatar.
  • Qatar hosts the Arab Games - Doha 2011


  • Team Qatar participated in London 2012 Olympic Games, Nasser Al-Attiya won bronze medal in skeet shooting and Mutaz Barshim won bronze medal in high jumping


  • Qatar hosts the 12th FINA World Swimming Championships (25m) Doha 2014.


  • Qatar hosted the 24th Men’s World Handball Championship - Qatar 2015.
  • H.E. Sheikh Joaan Bin Hamad Al-Thani was elected President of the Qatar Olympic Committee.
  • Qatar hosted the AIBA World Boxing Championships - Doha 2015
  • Qatar hosted IPC Athletics World Championships - Doha 2015


  • Qatar participates in the Summer Olympic Games in Rio de Janeiro with a delegation of 38 athletes.
  • Qatar hosts the 2016 XXI ANOC General Assembly. The largest ever ANOC GA.


  • Qatar hosts the 48th FIG Artistic Gymnastics World Championships, Doha 2018 for the first time in the Middle East.