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Qatar Sports Day

11 February 2020

National Sports Day is a public holiday in Qatar and is celebrated annually on the second Tuesday in February. The main objective of the holiday is to promote a healthy lifestyle among Qatar's population.

Photo:  Mr Tariq bin Ali-Faraj Al-Ansari, Ambassador of Qatar and Mrs Al-Ansari with Mr Kanat Tumysh, Ambassador of Kazakhstan

Mr Tariq bin Ali-Faraj Al-Ansari, Ambassador of Qatar in South Africa hosted a Sports Day at the High Performance Centre at the University of Pretoria. Activities on the day included, amongst others, soccer, volley ball, tug of war and table tennis. Healthy eating was also encouraged as fresh fruit and nuts were served to the participants.  

Ambassador Al-Ansari said that in Qatar many government ministries and private sector organisations organise a series of public events and encourage their employees to engage in sports activities. Countless free sporting sessions and social competitions are available to all ages and abilities to ensure everyone has the opportunity to participate in sport.





February/March 2020








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