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1 Feb 2016

Qatar to cooperate with Belarus in winter sports

Qatar to cooperate with Belarus in winter sports

MINSK, 1 February (BelTA) - Qatar would like to cooperate with Belarus in developing winter sports, Dr. Thani Al Kuwari, the Secretary General of Qatar Olympic Committee (QOC), said as he met with a Belarusian delegation headed by Chairman of the Central Council of the President’s Sports Club Dmitry Lukashenko, BelTA learned from the press service of the President's Sports Club.

The Secretary General praised the revival of sports ties between the two countries, especially in the development of winter sports. The Belarusian side took part in the opening ceremony of the Gulf Ice Hockey Championship, after which the parties discussed further steps to cooperate in the field of sport and methodological work and development of sports infrastructure.

During the visit the Belarusian delegation got familiar with the work of one of the leading sports academies Aspire, Sports Medicine Center Aspetar and an anti-doping laboratory, one of the world’s best equestrian sports complexes Al Shaqab and Ali Bin Hamad Al Attiya Arena which hosted the Handball World Championship a year ago.

In recent years Qatar has started to play a more prominent role in world sports. In 2015 it hosted the World Men's Handball Championship. The country will host the IAAF World Athletics Championships in 2019 and FIFA World Cup in 2022.

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