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Friday, July 27, 2012

Qatar’s flag hoist ceremony at 2012 Olympic Games on Monday


DOHA, 23 July, 2012 -  Qatar‘s sport  Ambassadors have made all technical and administrative arrangements to begin their official campaign in the prestigious 30th London 2012 Summer Olympic Games which will run from 27 July to 12 of August  2012 in  London, UK.
Senior officials from Qatar’s delegation including, His Excellency, Sheikh Saoud bin Abdulrahman Al Thani, the Secretary General of Qatar Olympic Committee (QOC),  Mr. Khaleel Ibrahim Al-Jaber, the Head of Administrative delegation alongside the delegation members, athletes and journalists will attend the country’s flag hoist ceremony to be held at the  Olympic Village of  London Olympic Games in Monday’s morning.
Some 12 prominent athletes will represent Qatar in the upcoming  London 2012 Olympic Games including, Nasser Al-Attiyiah (Skeet), Rashid Al-Thaba (Trap/Double Trap), Noor Al-Malki (100m Athletics), Hamza Driouch and Mohammed Al-Qarni (men 1500 m), Mohammed Bakheet (Marathon), Mutaz Barsham (High Jump), Musaab Abdulrahman Balah (men 800 m), Nada Wafa Arkagi and Ahmed Gheith Al-Attari in the swimming freestyle event, Bahia Al-Hamad (shooting) and Aia Magdi (Table Tennis).
It is worth mentioning that, the Qatar made its first participation in Olympic Games in Montreal 1976 – Canada with one administrative delegation , followed by the second participation in Los Angles , USA 1984 Summer Olympic Games with three  teams competed in football athletics and shooting.
In Barcelona 1992 Summer Olympic Games , Qatar’s Olympic dream changed into a reality after  Mohammed Suleiman confidently earned  a bronze medal in 1500 m. as in Sydney 2000 Summer Olympic Games,  Qatar’s weightlifter, Asaad Saif Said won the bronze medal in  the 105 kg event.
The QOC is looking for a positive participation in the London 2012 Olympic Games  based on its commitment and pioneering strategy to  attend  All sports competitions to  make experience and glory.
A long time ago, the QOC made all arrangements and preparation  to  attend this global sport gathering. The QOC’s athletes had successfully competed in different qualifying tournaments that helped them booked places in  the London 2012 Olympic Games.