Using Sport For Social Good
Doha GOALS 2015 will partner with Special Olympics this year for the three-day forum and legacy program. Doha GOALS Forum 2015 will be held to coincide with the 2015 Special Olympics World Games in Los Angeles – the first time the Forum has been held outside Qatar. With 7,000 athletes and 3,000 coaches representing 177 countries, along with 30,000 volunteers and an anticipated 500,000 spectators, the Special Olympics World Games will be the largest sports and humanitarian event held anywhere in the world this year.
The fourth edition of the Doha GOALS Forum will bring together more than 100 speakers and 1,500 participants, athletes, experts, CEOs, federations, opinion leaders and media. The Forum will debate topics such as women and young people in sport, the role of sponsors in professional sport, philanthropy and CSR initiatives featuring sport, and sport’s role in promoting inclusion in society.
In addition, the Doha GOALS Forum will again host 300 students from top universities, selected for their leadership potential and involvement in athletics, to participate fully in the discussions.
Participants at the 2015 Doha Goals Forum are also invited to the inspiring Opening Ceremony of the Special Olympics World Games in the historic Los Angeles Memorial Coliseum, the only venue in the world to host two Olympiads (1932 and 1984), two Super Bowls (I and VII) and one World Series (1959). The star-studded show will celebrate the true stars of the Games – the athletes of Special Olympics – with exciting entertainment, the Parade of Athletes and the culmination of the Final Leg of the Law Enforcement Torch Run and lighting of the Special Olympics cauldron. Participants are also encouraged to stay for the full week of sports competitions, lasting until August 2nd, which will feature 25 sports and 7,000 athletes from 177 countries.