Doha, The first edition ANOC World Beach Games will begin on Saturday at the Cultural Village- Katara.
HE President of Qatar Olympic Committee (QOC) Sheikh Joaan bin Hamad Al-Thani, ANOC Acting President Robin Mitchell, national Olympic committees chairpersons, and guests will attend the opening ceremony.
The opening ceremony will start with the Qatari national anthem, followed by an introductory film about the competitions and entry of participants. HE QOC Secretary General Jassim bin Rashid Al Buenain, Vice Chairman of the Supreme Committee and Director-General of Local Organizing Committee of Qatar 2019 World Beach Games, will deliver the Organizing Committee’s speech. After that, ANOC Acting President Robin Mitchell will deliver a speech followed by the opening ceremony operetta.
The competition program includes a mix of beach, water and action sports with 33 Basketball, Kitefoil Racing, Open Water Swimming (5Km), Aquathlon, Karate Individual Kata, Beach Wrestling, Beach Tennis, Beach Soccer, Beach Handball, Beach Volleyball, Bouldering, Skateboarding, Waterski Jump and Wakeboard all expecting world-class fields.
Almost 100 countries will be competing across four specially created venues that will host Olympic medalists, world champions and many of the leading names in each of the 13 contested sports.
Source: Qatar Olympic Committee