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Why Doha 2016?
Sport has always played a pivotal role in the social lives of Qatar's residents. Most of Qatar's sporting venues are open to the public and the country is keen to encourage exercise and a healthy lifestyle, particularly for its younger residents.
The 2007-08 academic year was recently declared the 'School Olympic Year', with a programme of activities jointly organised by the Ministry of Education and Qatar Olympic Committee (QOC) designed to nurture sports starts of the future.
A message from Hassan Ali Bin Ali
I am extremely honoured to have been asked by Heir Apparent His Highness Sheikh Tamim Bin Hamad Al Thani to take on the role of Chairman of the Doha 2016 Bid Committee. I am also honoured by the support for our Bid from The Amir of Qatar, His Highness Sheikh Hamad Bin Khalifa Al Thani...

About Doha
As your aircraft descends into Qatar, you are welcomed by the spectacular view of its capital city, Doha. The crescent-shaped Corniche (the landscaped road running around the Bay), the sparkling blue waters of...

About Qatar
Qatar is the peninsular state situated in the heart of the Arabian Gulf. It is approximately 160km in length and 80km in width at its widest point. The land mass of the country largely consists of low lying desert plains...

Olympic Spirit in Qatar
Sport has always played a pivotal role in the social lives of Qatar's residents. Most of Qatar's sporting venues are open to the public and the country is keen to encourage exercise and a healthy lifestyle, particularly for its younger residents..