Inaugural QOC Beach Games draws to a close
The inaugural Qatar Olympic Committee (QOC) Beach Games drew to a close on Saturday 2 January at the Aspire Park in Doha after two weeks of highly successful beach sports competitions.
The finals of the men’s beach volleyball, men’s beach handball and the men’s beach football were held on the final day and drew a number of dignitaries including QOC Secretary-General HE Jassim bin Rashid al-Buenain, Secretary-General of the Maldives Olympic Committee HE Ahmed Marzooq, QOC Sports Affairs Director Kalid Al Jaber, President of Qatar Volleyball Association Ali bin Ghanem Al Kuwari, President of the Qatar Handball Association Ahmad Mohammad Al-Shaabi among others.
The Games was a legacy of the ANOC World Beach Games that were successfully held in the Qatari capital in 2019. During the QOC Beach Games approximately 500 male and female athletes competed in four events – beach volleyball, beach handball, beach football and beach basketball 3X3. One of the many achievements from the competition was the discovery of new talents, especially in the women’s event where several under-16 and under-17 players with potential to join the national teams were discovered.