Doha, HH Sheikha Moza bint Nasser, Chairperson of Qatar Foundation for Education, Science and Community Development (QF), yesterday attended QF’s National Sport Day celebrations at Education City.
The National Sport Day activities at QF were also attended by HE Sheikha Hind bint Hamad Al-Thani, Vice Chairperson and CEO of Qatar Foundation; HE Sheikh Joaan bin Hamad Al-Thani, President of the Qatar Olympic Committee; HE Sheikh Khalifa bin Hamad Al-Thani; Executive Director at United Nations Office for Partnerships Robert Skinner ; US Olympic fencer Ibtihaj Muhammad; and US Olympic swimmer Conor Dwyer, as well as members of the wider community.
QF National Sport Day celebrations comes part of its efforts to develop society and promote community participation by encouraging all members of the community to adopt sport as a lifestyle and to motivate various segments of society to exercise continuously.
Sporting events and activities catering to all ages and interests took place in four locations: Oxygen Park, the Ceremonial Court, the Ceremonial Green Spine, and Multaqa (Education City Student Center).
The celebrations officially began with the Qatar Cyclists Tour, spanning a 20km route that began and ended at QF.
Skinner said: “I’ve been involved, and am familiar, with Qatar Foundation’s work in education and in helping address international goals, such as education, in a sustainable way. This is the first time I’ve participated in Qatar’s and QF’s National Sport Day activities, and I’m amazed at the response.
“To be successful on the international stage, a country has to address the Sustainable Development Goals at grassroots level, and QF is certainly helping to contribute to this. Sport, health, and lifestyle choices are sustainable goals of any country, and today I can see that QF’s message has reached the local audience in Qatar – the response I see is great,” he said.
A new addition to QF’s National Sport Day celebrations was an obstacle course called the QF Race. Featuring 17 different challenges across more than 2km in Oxygen Park, the event was designed to put visitors’ speed, agility, stamina, and determination to the test. A smaller-scale obstacle course tailored for younger participants, the QF Mini Track, was also on offer. (QNA)
Source: Qatar Olympic Committee