Posted on September 18, 2018

The Sport sciences program at Qatar University’s College of Arts and Sciences (QU-CAS), hosted recently the Supreme Committee for Delivery and Legacy to deliver an informative session for Sport Science students about the latest logistics arrangements of the FIFA 2022 World Cup.

Speakers included, Mr. Mohamed Saadoun Al-Kuwari, ambassador of the Supreme Council of Delivery and Legacy, Senior Presenter at BeINSport, and a graduate of Qatar University in Sport Science and PE; and Ali Al-Mahmoud, Education & Sport Engagement Specialist in the Supreme Committee. They presented in details the different facets and logistics of organizing the 2022 FIFA World Cup.  The speakers highlighted the progress of the construction of different venues, technics and latest technology adopted in the design of stadiums, and the safety of construction workers. Moreover, they discussed transportation, roads and accommodation and mega projects of urban regeneration to facilitate the welcoming and movement of fans from and to different venues and in the city.  The speakers also emphasized the legacy aspects in terms of sustainability and the use of newly built stadia during and after the event.  There was also a display of seven stadium to host the FIFA 2022 World Cup’s matches.

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Dr. Mahfoud Amara, Director of Sport Sciences Program at QU introduced different opportunities offered by the World Cup to strengthen sport science provision in the country and in the region, in addition to the training of students in different sciences of sport. Dr. Mahfoud said, “It’s a golden opportunity for students to have an up to date information about the organization of this mega event, the first to be held by an Arab and Muslim country.  It gave them the chance to ask direct questions about maximizing the use of different new facilities post event, the future of old stadiums, job prospects for graduated students in sport sciences, different schemes offered by the Supreme Council of Delivery and legacy for further training and cultural programs to promote Qatar and Arab cultures before and during the World Cup.”

“More students’ outreach sessions will be organized by the Supreme Council for Delivery and Legacy at Qatar University on different topics related to the delivery and legacy of the World Cup. In addition to being a sport competition, the World Cup is an opportunity to showcase the country’s culture, education and innovation.” Dr. Mahfoud added.

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