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The Arab Games: Major event in the sports calendar

The Capital of Qatar, the modern city Doha, has become a very important centre of Arabic Sports – both traditional and major multi-sport events.

Now hosting the 12th edition of the Arab Games featuring 33 disciplines including weightlifting, Dr. Tamás Aján IWF President believes that it has grown to be a major event in the sports calendar.

“The organization has put into place a modern introduction of sports with breathtaking audiovisual technology showcased by a professional Australian team. The event is organized and delivered under the motto of friendship and tends to communicate the importance of Sport for Peace” – Dr. Aján said.

Weightlifting competitions are held in the Khalifa International Tennis and Squash Complex with the participation of 19 countries.

The 12th Arab Games Organising Committee (AGOC) has announced prize money – allocated by the Qatar Olympic Committee (QOC) – to the winners in individual and team competitions meant to be an incentive for athletes to do their best and to achieve the highest level of performance. The NOCs will also be rewarded the same amount as the athletes.

“This should contribute to enhancing the competitions technical level, and hopefully lead to breaking a few records, which is one of the objectives of the Organizing Committee,” said Saoud Bin Abdulrahman Al-Thani, Chairman of the Higher Organizing Committee.

In weightlifting, medals will be awarded in the Snatch, the Clean & Jerk and in the Total within 8 Men and 4 Women categories where gold medal is awarded with 5000 USD, silver with 3000 USD and bronze with 2000 USD. Breaking of Arab Records will be supplementary award of 5000 USD.

His Royal Highness the Emir of Qatar Sheikh Hamad bin Khalifa Al Thani, Sheikh Saoud Bin Abdulrahman Al-Thani, Chairman of the Arab Games Organising Committee (AGOC), and Secretary General, together with Mohamed Yousef Al Mana, President of the Qatar Weightlifting Federation and President of the Asian Weightlifting Federation put tremendous efforts into delivering an outstanding weightlifting competition to demonstrate Qatar’s ability in hosting a world-class event.

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