Qatar 2015 Launches its Ramadan Event Programme – 1

Hoss Vetry, Cluster General Manager, The Ritz-Carlton Hotels, Doha, said: “We are honoured to have been selected by the 24th Men’s Handball World Championship to be their exclusive and official Draw Host hotel in Qatar. We believe that The Ritz-Carlton Doha represents all the expectations that one can anticipate from the legendary Ritz-Carlton services from all of the ladies and gentlemen.”
Following the completion of the European play-offs earlier this month, 20 of the final 24 competing nations have been confirmed, with remaining teams set to qualify on 29 June 2014.

This is the latest in a series of announcements and activities planned across Qatar as the World Championship Draw comes closer. The Qatar 2015 Men’s Handball World Championship Organising Committee plans to inspire the country of Qatar to get involved with the initiatives taking place between now and the official launch of the 24th Men’s Handball World Championship.

The 24th Men’s Handball World Championship will take place in Doha from 15 January to 1 February 2015; making Qatar the only Gulf country and the second in the Middle East to host the event, after Egypt in 1999.

With the participation of 24 countries from all over the world, the biennial Men’s Handball World Championship is the biggest and one of the most important international events in Olympic sport. Handball is one of the most dynamically developing Olympic sports and enjoys a continuously increasing fan base worldwide.

In alignment with the Qatar National Vision 2030, the state of Qatar has geared up to become one of the leading states in the fields of sports legacy development and sports events in the world. Qatar aims to create awareness for the sport of handball and further increase the global profile of the sport, through the successful organisation of this high profile sporting event under the leadership of HE Sheikh Joaan bin Hamad Al-Thani, President of the Organising Committee and in close collaboration with the International Handball Federation (IHF).

The Committee’s vision, goals and key milestones include ensuring community participation, upholding the traditions of Qatar and promoting a healthy and active lifestyle by engaging the current and next generations in Qatar in the “Game of Fast”, the future of the sport of handball. (END)

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