Posted on October 30, 2018

3-2-1 Qatar Olympic and Sports Museums (3-2-1) is hosting a range of activities to inspire Qatar’s communities to enjoy and celebrate the 2018 World Artistic Gymnastics Championships, taking place in Doha between 25 October 2018 and 3 November 2018.

The activities, hosted in a special 3-2-1 booth at the Aspire Dome, are aimed at children and families, who will get the chance to meet and talk to Qatari star gymnast Mahmoud Al Saadi. Young children, between three and five, will also be able to enjoy colouring-in pictures of Al Saadi, and six to twelve-year olds can get involved in handcrafts such as creating clothes and shoes for toy gymnastic athletes. Activities will also include never-before-seen artifacts, such as books, from the 3-2-1 collection, and an exclusively printed manual about gymnastics for kids will be distributed.

Commenting on the outreach programme, Fuad Al Mudahka, Acting Director of 3-2-1 QOSM, said: “We believe that our role as a museum is to inspire people to take part in sport and physical activity. The 2018 World Artistic Gymnastics Championships provide a perfect platform for us to help educate Qatar’s communities about the origins of global and Qatari sport. The fact that these championships are here in Doha also helps us on our mission to place sport in the context of Qatar’s own development – and Mahmoud Al Saadi and his achievements are a great example of this. We can’t wait to welcome everyone to our booth in the coming days.”

The museum is set to officially open its doors to the world in 2019, in a space adjoining the Khalifa International Stadium. Once launched, it will be the biggest museum of its kind in the world, in terms of its floor plan, exhibition space and content. The museum will cover 19,000 square meters and will be spread over up to six galleries.