Qatar has quickly become one of the most exciting sporting destinations in the world.

Infrastructure developments at home and sporting investments overseas have fired the imagination, including the purchase of the leading French football club Paris Saint- Germain and a UAE-Qatar joint partnership working on the world’s first-ever extreme sports park. The results of a $2.8 billion infrastructure investment include the Qatar MotoGP track; the five-floor ultra-modern Hamad Aquatic Centre; and the iconic Aspire Dome, from which the Emir launched the Aspire Academy’s Football Dreams Project.

For the past seven years the Project has scouted more than two million youth footballers from across the globe – one of the many factors that helped secure Qatar’s bid to host the 2022 World Cup. The World Cup will be staged in 12 future-inspired venues, such as the dhow-shaped Al-Shamal, just 30 minutes from Bahrain by water taxi, and the futuristic Al-Wakrah Sports Complex.

Investment in infrastructure on this level will provide solid foundations for future generations – in Qatar and further away – to enjoy the benefits of sport for decades to come.

Qatar Olympic Committee (QOC)

QOC is responsible for the administrative and technical supervision over Qatar's sports federations and sports establishments numbering 24 federations and sporting establishments, 10 premier league clubs and 6 second league clubs, for which the Committee has provided all human and material support in order to further their ability to carry out their missions. It also supervises the all-girls sports committee and hosted in Doha in 2006 the 15th Asian games tournament, the world's second-largest sporting gathering.