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Qatar to Host World Corporate Games in 2019

Sports for Life, organiser of the World Corporate Games, has confirmed that the 2019 edition will be held in Qatar under the slogan ‘Qatar, where the world comes to compete’.

The 23rd edition is set to be held in November and will be the first ever to take place in the Middle East.

Hassan Al Ibrahim, Acting Chairman of Qatar Tourism Authority (QTA) commented, “It gives us great pleasure to be hosting the World Corporate Games in Doha next year. The hosting of mass participation events such as this supports our goals for developing a vibrant sports and recreation tourism sub-sector in Qatar. Sport has a unique power to bring people together and we look forward to having this event amplify our country’s message of welcoming the world.”

Sports for Life, organiser of the World Corporate Games, has confirmed that the 2019 edition will be held in Qatar under the slogan ‘Qatar, where the world comes to compete’. The 23rd edition is set to be held in November and will be the first ever to take place in the Middle East. Click to enlarge.

The World Corporate Games are open to men and women of all ages and abilities. Over the course of the tournament’s history, it has included over 40 different sports ranging from dragon boat racing and tenpin bowling to football and basketball to golf, tennis and running.

Dr. Maureen Johnston, Founder of the World Corporate Games, said, “We are delighted to be bringing the World Corporate Games to Doha in 2019. Doha is a phenomenal global capital of sport having hosted the Asian Games, Asian Cup and elite world championships in handball, para-athletics, boxing and cycling, with the gymnastics, athletics and swimming coming up, not to forget the FIFA World Cup. We are proud to be joining the likes of these outstanding events, and opening up a competitive and fun global competition to the business community in the region for the first time.”

The World Corporate Games take place every 1-2 years and the last edition was held in Houston, Texas in 2017. The Qatar edition of the World Corportate Games is expected to attract 5,000 participants.

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