50 days to go for IAAF World Athletics Championships Doha 2019
In just 50 days’ time, the Middle East will host its biggest ever sporting event, with the world’s finest athletes aiming for gold at the IAAF World Athletics Championships Doha 2019.
Doha is also getting ready to deliver a winning performance, welcoming over 3,500 athletes, coaches and officials to the sporting spectacle which will be held from September 27 to October 6.
Communities from across Qatar and further afield become the behind-the-scenes team that are galvanising the whole country to deliver success at the highly-anticipated IAAF World Athletics Championships Doha 2019, which gets underway in just 50 days’ time.
Qatar is establishing itself at the top of the podium for delivering sporting events, with tens of thousands of individuals playing key roles which will ensure the whole world takes notice of the country which is showing warmth to welcome the world next month under the guidance of HE Sheikh Joaan bin Hamad al-Thani, President of Qatar Olympic Committee (QOC) and Chairman of the Local Organising Committee (LOC) of IAAF World Championship Doha 2019 .
From volunteers dedicating their time to the Championships, through to major Qatar-based businesses and community leaders, everybody is looking to get involved in the ten-day Championships.
Now with just 50 days to go until the Championships get underway, Sheikha Asma al-Thani, Director of Marketing and Communications for the Local Organising Committee is encouraging more people to get involved: “This is the biggest sporting event that the region has ever hosted so why would people not want to come and watch it or play a part?
“We have seen amazing efforts across the country from people getting involved, which is clear from the diverse people shown in the 50 days countdown. The Championships will see Qatar unite with the whole world, so no matter where you are from there is a strong connection with your own culture and everybody can help make sure that the world knows how great a country Qatar is with so much to offer.”
The multi-cultural feel-good vibes will echo around the stadium during the competition, but fans will also get a taste of different communities before even entering Khalifa International Stadium, thanks to the vibrant World Athletics Village.
“This will be the biggest event we have held here. Our team is really excited and looking forward to it. I love seeing the progress Qatar is making in Sport,” said Khalifa International Stadium’s Ali Hassan al-Mansouri, who has seen continued growth at the venue since he started work there over 30 years ago.