Qatar Olympic Committee to Recommend Changes to its Events Calendar
- Updated: March 16, 2020
Amidst the fatal outbreak of Coronavirus which has spread all over the world, the Qatar Olympic Committee has decided to make changes to its events calendar. the QOC has attempted to postpone events to a later date and will announce the rescheduled dates in due course.
These include FIBA 3×3 Basketball World Tour, FIG Artistic Gymnastics World Cup series, International Youth U18 Cricket Tournament, 2nd Qatar men’s ITF World Tennis Tour, 1st Qatar ITF Junior Tennis Tournament, 2nd Qatar ITF Junior Tennis Tournament, QSF Squash Open, Doha Junior Squash Open, Qatar Junior Squash Open and QSF Squash Open.
Meanwhile, some events also have been cancelled by the Qatar Olympic Committee as it was not possible for them to be postponed. Such events are Asia Rugby Sevens Tournament (Men and Women) from March 4-8; West Asia Rugby 15 Tournament (Men) from April 2-5; 1st Qatar Asian Tennis Junior Tournament from April 1-6; 2nd Qatar Asian Tennis Junior Tournament from April 13-18; and the 3×3 Basketball GCC Quest Tournament in April.
The Qatar Olympic Committee is committed to the safety and security of the public health of all the athletes participating in these events and thus had announced that the sporting activities of all age group will be suspended till further notice.
All community activities such as the Schools Olympic Programme (SOP) and the Kun Riyadi Programme have also been suspended as a preventive measure against Coronavirus.
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Meanwhile, malls, theatres and other activity centers are also closed in Qatar in this state of emergency.