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Qatar hosts over 80 sporting competitions in 2023

Qatar Hosts Over 80 Sporting Competitions In 2023:

Qatar Hosts Over 80 Sporting Competitions In 2023

Doha: The Qatar Olympic Committee (QOC) has announced its calendar that will see 81 sporting events, including 14 major international events.

Four major international sport events will be hosted in March with Qatar Gymnastics Federation organizing the Artistic Gymnastics World Cup 2023. The Qatar Golf Association will host the 37th edition of  Qatar Open Amateur Championship, the Qatar Shooting & Archery Association will stage 2023 ISSF World-shotgun and the Qatar Tennis, Squash and Badminton will organize the  Ooredoo Qatar Major Padel Championship.

The international championships to be hosted in the year include Longines World Show Jumping Champions Tours, the Qualifying tournament for the Paris 2024 Olympics in show jumping, the 28th edition of Qatar International Table Tennis Championship, the 2023 Commercial Bank Qatar Masters Golf Championship, Qatar Fencing Grand Prix – Epee, Qatar Grand Prix (Shotgun),  Inaugural leg of FIP’s Official Padel Tour, Doha Diamond League, the 3rd  edition of  Qatar International Taekwondo Open Championship, Qatar International Ice Hockey Open Championship, and Qatar International Weightlifting Cup (Grand Prix ).

International sports events will continue flowing into the capital of sports Doha in May 2023, where the IJF World Judo Championship will take place at the Ali bin Hamad Al-Attiyah Arena.

On the GCC level, Doha will be the host city of five sport events, including the ninth edition of the 2023 GCC Sports Tournament for Universities and Higher Education Institutions, GCC Squash Championship (Singles and teams),  GCC 3×3 U16 Basketball Championship, GCC 3×3 Basketball Championship from, GCC Padel Championship, and GCC Billiard and Snooker Championship.

Qatar Volleyball Association (QVA) will host the calendar’s first sport event in 2023, which is King of the Court Finals (Beach Volleyball) in January and followed by Beach Pro Tour Finals. In February, the QVA will also host the 2023 Beach Volleyball Word Pro Tour-Elite 16 

On Arab level, there are four championships to be staged in Doha, including Doha Stars Artistic Gymnastic Championship, Arab Squash Championship (Singles – Teams), Arab Padel Tournament, and Arab Judo Championship 2023.

On Asian level, the calendar is packed with 17 Asian sports events, including, FIBA Asia Cup 2025 Pre-Qualifiers, Asia professional Golf Tour, West Asia Men’s Athletics Championship, FIBA U16 Asian Championship from, Asia Rugby Sevens Trophy, West Asia Men’s Squash Championship, Asian Handball Qualifications for 2024 Olympic Games, and Asian Padel Championship.

The Qatar Tennis, Squash and Badminton Federation continues its record of successful organization of annual professional tennis events. In  February 2023 they will organize Qatar ExxonMobil Open and Qatar TotalEnergies Open. 

Qatar Basketball Federation will organize FIBA 3×3 World Tour-Doha. In addition, the Qatar Tennis, Squash and Badminton will host Qatar QTerminals Classic Squash Tournament at Khalifa International Tennis and Squash Complex.

In addition, the newly-released calendar includes a big number of local and community events such as: Qatar Basketball Cup Final, National Sport Day, QOC Challenge Championship (CrossFit), QOC Beach Games, Qatar Volleyball Cup final, the closing ceremony of Olympic Schools Program, HH the Amir Volleyball Cup final, Qatar Handball Cup Final, HH the Amir Handball Cup, HH the Amir Basketball Cup final, World Olympic Day, Sport Excellency Awards, The Flag Relay,  as well as the Amir Football Cup final, Qatar Football Cup Final and H.H. The Emir Sword Equestrian Festival.

Courtesy: This sorts article is originally published by The Peninsula.

Zahra Sikandar
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