Qatar 2027 FIBA Basketball World Cup Organizing Committee, QFFD Sign MoU

Doha: The organizing committee of the Qatar 2027 FIBA Basketball World Cup signed a memorandum of understanding (MoU) with the Qatar Fund for Development (QFFD) to implement a number of quality programs and projects during Qatar’s hosting of the tourn…


Doha: The organizing committee of the Qatar 2027 FIBA Basketball World Cup signed a memorandum of understanding (MoU) with the Qatar Fund for Development (QFFD) to implement a number of quality programs and projects during Qatar’s hosting of the tournament.

Director-General of the Qatar Development Fund Khalifa bin Jassim Al Kuwari said in a statement that the fund was able to create many opportunities, especially for youth in developing countries and conflict areas, to express themselves, using effective and innovative tools such as sports that reflect their interests and bring them together, with the aim of supporting the development and peace of their communities.

He added that today’s memorandum of understanding with the organizing committee of the Qatar 2027 FIBA Basketball World Cup will help continue effective efforts to promote peace and ensure the achievement of sustainable development goals.

In turn, President of the Qatar Basketball Federation Mohammed Saad Al Mughaiseeb, who is also Director-Ge
neral of the organizing committee of the Qatar 2027 FIBA Basketball World Cup, expressed the federation’s anticipation of successfully working with the Qatar Fund for Development to make sports a means of peace and bring about significant and positive changes in communities worldwide on a wide scale, considering the signing of this memorandum as an appropriate and unique initiative for dialogue to exchange ideas to enhance good practices and the success of community projects.

This memorandum comes within the framework of FIBA’s Basketball for Good program to emphasize joint efforts to promote the role of sports as a tool for achieving peace and building development worldwide, targeting conflict areas and the most needy countries, where this memorandum will contribute to supporting the resilience of these communities and will focus particularly on youth.

Source: Qatar News Agency

Police Academy Holds First Ramadan Taekwondo Tournament

Doha: Represented by Women’s Police Institute, the Police Academy held on Wednesday the first Ramadan Taekwondo tournament, in cooperation with Qatar Taekwondo, Judo and Karate Federation.

Members of the 33rd founding course for the new police gave i…


Doha: Represented by Women’s Police Institute, the Police Academy held on Wednesday the first Ramadan Taekwondo tournament, in cooperation with Qatar Taekwondo, Judo and Karate Federation.

Members of the 33rd founding course for the new police gave individual and group performances in taekwondo. At the end of the event, prizes and certificates were distributed to the winners.

Director of the Police Institute Lt. Col. Ali Saud Al Hanzab, Director of Women’s Police Institute Lt. Col. Kholoud Anbar Al Nuaimi and Executive Director of Qatar Taekwondo, Judo and Karate Federation Adel Al Marzooqi attended the tournament, in addition to guests from the National Service Academy and several department heads and officers.

Source: Qatar News Agency

FIFA Appoints Qatar’s Khamis Al Marri for Olympic Football Tournaments Paris 2024

Zurich, Qatar’s Khamis Al Marri has been selected as a video match official at the Olympic Football Tournaments Paris 2024.

The FIFA Referees Committee named 89 match officials (21 referees, 42 assistant referees, 20 video match officials and six sup…


Zurich, Qatar’s Khamis Al Marri has been selected as a video match official at the Olympic Football Tournaments Paris 2024.

The FIFA Referees Committee named 89 match officials (21 referees, 42 assistant referees, 20 video match officials and six support referees) from 45 countries to work games in the prestigious quadrennial event.

Two Arab video match officials will join the 1984-born Qatari referee – Egypt’s Mahmoud Ashour and Algeria’s Lahlou bin Ibrahim.

The men’s football competition will commence July 24, two days ahead of the official opening of the multi-sport carnival, and wraps up August 9 at a time when the women’s football competitions begin July 25 and conclude on August 10.

The Parc des Princes Stadium is set to host the final matches of both men’s and women’s competitions.

Source: Qatar News Agency