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Sports and Tips on Katara’s NSD

News Date :
2/15/2017
In an exhilarating open-air atmosphere at the Cultural Village, the Cultural Village Foundation- Katara enthusiastically organized a long list of sports-related activities

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during the sixth National Sports Day in association with various sectors in the State of Qatar, including: ministries, municipalities, educational institutes, medical centers along with a number of associations and federations.

Katara's sixth National Sports Day which came under the theme of "Show the Game Skills", witnessed an astonishing number of visitors in the spirit of having an interactive fun-day. Activities started at 9 am and lasted until 6 pm, at Katara's Esplanade. More than 70 participants engaged the public in a very accommodating technique that well suited all age groups; for both female and male. Additionally, certified trainers were present to lead the visitors, and free physical examinations were available to all Katara's visitors.   

Amongst the participants, Qatar Armed forces had an exclusive booth with active performances for sport enthusiasts, that included: step show, circuit training, spinning and racing speed coordination for kids, and an exhibition outlining major athletic awards.

In a well-set ambiance, Al-Khor Sports Club, entailed the visitors with a diverse selection of athletic activities, including: basketball shooting, table tennis, tug of war, workout station, and baby-foot. While, Qatar Red Crescent provided skipping rope, and also conducted football matches. Additionally, Qatar Boxing and Wrestling Federation performed numerous friendly matches and a trainer was present to initially teach kids the critical techniques of boxing and wrestling.

In the prevailing weather, Qatar Cycling and Triathlon Federation organized "Katara Aquathlon"; that presented a fun, friendly and unique swim and run experience while racing competitions were scheduled within the charming views of the Cultural Village. Moreover, Qatar Air Sports Committee demonstrated a fascinating "Paratroopers Show", in which parachutes flew decorating Katara's sky limits with NSD flags.

Moreover, Qatar University conducted medical examinations that entailed measurements of blood sugar and blood pressure. After the measurements were completed, visitors were given follow-up medical cards and target values advising the patient with tips that best suit their medical condition. In addition, students from the faculty of pharmacy at Qatar University prepared detailed brochures presenting facts about: "Dangers of Doping".

From the exciting competitions that were held, financial awards were presented to the top three winners in the "Jogging Competition" for individuals aged 50 years and above. The first position was awarded 5,000 QAR, second position received 4,000 QAR, while the third position won a financial award of 3,000 QAR.

Aside from the array of athletic activities; water bottles, wrest-bands for children, rain-coats and useful brochures that attained health, fitness tips and nutrition advices were distributed to Katara's audiences. 

This year, the Cultural Village was keen on developing an advanced, scientific and health approach that combines sports with miscellaneous activities; which flawlessly aligns with Qatar National Vision 2030; as it contemplates sports as an essential element of everyone's life.

 

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