QOC unveils its 2023-2030 strategy 

In the presence of His Excellency the President of the Qatar Olympic Committee (QOC), Sheikh Joaan bin Hamad Al-Thani, the Qatar Olympic Committee (QOC) presented its 2023-2030 Strategy during a ceremony at the Marsa Malaz Kempinski Hotel. The strategy aims to achieve three main goals: ensuring sporting excellence, promoting Olympic culture and achieving comprehensive sport development. Mohamed Yousef Al Mana, HE QOC First Vice President, HE QOC Second Vice President, Dr. Thani bin Abdulrahman Al Kuwari, Secretary of HE QOC General Jassim bin Rashid Al Buenain and a number of heads of clubs, federations and sports committees in the State of Qatar attended the ceremony. To achieve these goals, the QOC strives to further promote Olympic culture by encouraging all sections of society to participate in sporting events and adopt a healthy lifestyle, which will translate into the building and development of elite teams of Qatari male and female players extended to ensure excellence in all sports, including training, management and other technical aspects. By hosting major sports tournaments, the QOC has also sought to promote sports tourism, support the national economy and invest in the sporting legacy left by the major tournaments recently hosted in Qatar. High on QOC’s list of priorities is national team preparation, particularly at age group level. This strategy aims to build a strategic framework and develop systematic implementation plans to develop athletes’ performance, meet their needs and take care of their educational, professional and health path, in addition to measuring, monitoring and evaluating their Performance ensure that intermediate and main goals are achieved. QOC pays great attention to the development of women’s sports in the State of Qatar. It ensures equal opportunities for both sexes to play sports and compete in major tournaments. In recent years, these efforts have resulted in Qatari women’s participation and performance in various sports increasing, ensuring their participation in the last three editions of the Olympic Games in London 2012, Rio de Janeiro 2016 and Tokyo 2020. Since its inception on March 14, 1979, the QOC has played an important role in spreading sports awareness in the country, promoting and developing Olympic culture in accordance with the Olympic Charter, and supporting and developing sporting achievements, leading to the great boom of the Qatari Sports during this period has contributed to the past 44 years and many unprecedented achievements at different levels. Recent achievements have included Qatari track and field star Mutaz Barshim winning the gold medal at the 2022 World Athletics Championships, becoming the first player in history to win three consecutive golds in the high jump, and Qatari weightlifter Fares Ibrahim, who won two medals, a gold and Silver at the 2022 World Weightlifting Championships. In addition, the Tokyo 2020 Olympics saw the best Qatari participation in history as they managed to win three medals. Two gold medals in athletics and weightlifting and one bronze medal in beach volleyball competition. Qatar’s achievements in sports were not limited to winning medals, Qatari sports personalities have held high positions in various international institutions. HE President of the QOC Sheikh Joaan bin Hamad Al-Thani was elected First Vice-President of the Association of National Olympic Committees (ANOC) during the 26th General Assembly of the Association in October 2022. In addition, the International Olympic Committee (IOC) has HE Sheikh Joaan bin Hamad Al-Thani, HE Sheikha Hind bint Hamad Al-Thani, Deputy Chairperson and CEO of the Qatar Foundation (QF), and Jassim bin Rashid Al Buenain, Secretary General of SE QOC, selected as members of several affiliate committees. HE Sheikh Joaan bin Hamad Al-Thani was appointed a member of the IOC’s Olympism 365, HE Sheikha Hind bint Hamad Al-Thani a member of the IOC’s Olympic Education Commission and Jassim bin Rashid Al Buenain a member of the IOC’s Olympic Program Commission. The QOC hosted a camp for the refugee Olympic team participating in the Tokyo 2020 Olympic Games from July 23 to August 8, 2021. The QOC also hosted a series of meetings between the IOC and the Olympic Council of Asia, as well as a dialogue meeting between the IOC and the Afghan representatives of the National Olympic Committee and the Directorate-General for Physical Education and Sport. In recognition of its recent achievements, the QOC was presented with the National Olympic Committees (NOC) Breakthrough Award by the Association of National Olympic Committees (ANOC) on the sidelines of the ANOC General Assembly 2021 in Greece vents.During the ceremony, QOC honored the graduates of the Training courses and programs that the committee oversaw in organizing in 2022, as well as a group of distinguished and retired staff, based on its belief in the importance and appreciation of administrative staff.

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