Women's Conference Boosts Doha 2020 Bid
Doha is hosting its first conference on Women and Sport at the Museum of Islamic Art in Doha January 22-24 to promote its bid for the 2020 Summer Olympic Games.
The conference has brought together international specialists and academics from Bahrain, Kuwait, Oman, Qatar, Syria, UAE and Europe to discuss women's contribution to sport and the challenges they face from an Arab countries perspective.
Noora Al Mannai, CEO of Doha 2020 said, "I am looking forward to attending this important conference and learning from some of the leading authorities on women in sport in the Middle East. Getting more girls and women to participate in sport in the region is important and with innovative thinking, new investment and a commitment to embrace change, real progress can be achieved. This is one of the main ambitions of our 2020 bid.
"If Doha was to be given the honour of becoming the Host City for the Games in 2020, this would represent a major boost to the development of women's sport in the Middle East. It would be a real legacy for the region. This conference will allow many insights and ideas to be shared and discussed, and will help to push the agenda of women's sport forward, not just in Qatar but across the Arab world and beyond".Write or read comments about this article
|Bid Status:||IOC waiting for applicant city interest|
|Bid Date:||Bid for the 2020 Olympic Games will be in 2013|
|Bid Location:||Buenos Aires, Argentina|
|Description:||The bid for the 2020 Olympic Games|
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