By: QOC ( Team Qatar)

QOC celebrates International day of Fair play

Doha- The Qatar Olympic Committee (QOC) has celebrated the International Day of Fair Play on Wednesday in cooperation with the International Fair Play Committee, the Ministry of Municipality and Public Works Authority ‘Ashghal’. For this year, the international initiative aims to promote the spirit of fair play internationally symbolized in planting trees, to highlight our duty in preserving the environment for future generations. The International day of Fair play activities held at Doha English Speaking School, featured the participation of team Qatar athletes alongside the school students. The stars of Qatar’s women basketball team including Danah Suleiman and Sarah Khamis participated in a training session for the students and underlined the importance of fair play values as athletes. Moreover, team Qatar athletics star Abdulrhman Samba visited Doha Academy and shed light on ethical values of sport and the athletes’ mental preparations for sports events. The QOC also held a tree planting event at Towers Park with participation of Qatar national fencing team including Khalid Al Yafei, Jaber Omar, Meshaal Al Qahtani, Mohamed Zaid, Sheikha Al Abdullah and Haya Diyab. In addition to representatives from The Ministry of Municipality and The Public Work Authority “Ashghal”. On this occasion, Shiekha Asma Al-Thani, Director of QOC Marketing and Communication stressed that the International Day of Fair Play is a sports initiative organized to promote fair play and ethical values in sport. “Sustainability is our top priority to build a generation who is committed to preserve the environment and by planting trees, we aim at protecting the future of our athletes by promoting the ethics of fair play and sportsmanship.” She said. Mohamed Ali Al-Khouri, Secretary General of Expo 2023 Doha Horticulture and Director of the Department of Public Parks at the Ministry of Municipality lauded all agricultural initiatives of governmental and private companies and confirmed that Expo 2023 organizing committee is keen to support these initiatives which encourage all categories of our community to participate in tree planting activities at public parks.

By: QOC (Team Qatar)

September 7, 2022

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