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Doha: The Qatar Olympic Committee (QOC) and Masraf Al Rayan Group yesterday signed a cooperation agreement to support team Qatar athletes.
The signing ceremony was attended by the QOC President H E Sheikh Joaan bin Hamad Al Thani, as QOC Secretary-General Jassim bin Rashid Al Buenain and Masraf Al Rayan Group Chief Executive Officer Fahad bin Abdulla Al Khalifa signed the agreement.
In this three year- agreement, Masraf Al Rayan will provide necessary financial support to Qatar's elite athletes to have an ideal sport environment and hold training camps that will get them ready for major sport events.
In a post-signing statement yesterday, the QOC Secretary-General Al Buenain thanked the group and appreciated its valuable contributions in making elite athletes program real and achievable.
“We are truly believing in private sector growing role in sports. We highly appreciate national companies efforts as key partners who spare no effort to do their social responsibility by helping Qatari athletes dreams to come true and taking Qatar to greater levels at international sports arenas,” Al Buenain said.
“The QOC will do its best to provide all necessary support that can help the national teams and clubs push the limits and take our nation's sport achievements to a new level of excellence,” Al Buenain added.
In the same context, Al Khalifa said: 'It's my pleasure to see Masraf Al Rayan joining the list of companies that are supporting the elite athletes programme in Qatar.
Hopefully this program can help our athletes hit the highest level of success to meet our wise leadership's efforts to develop human element as a key pillar of Qatar 2030 National Vision.”
“I'm really appreciating the QOC officials' constant efforts that will help team Qatar athletes making these achievements possible, as well as help Qatar name prevail more stronger at international tournaments,” the Masraf Al Rayan Group CEO added.
The Elite Athletes Program is an ambitious project that launched by the QOC to focus lights on the Qatar athletes' achievements at the Olympic, continental and global levels. It also helps taking athletes to greater achievements in the future. This program provides best sport training environment and helps athletes develop day in day out.
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