The Ministry of Culture and Sports is urging all entities participating in this year’s Sports Day to commit to the standards and regulations issued by Emiri Decision No 80 of 2011 and to raise awareness about the importance of playing sports for all ages. Sports Day will fall on 12 February this year.
According to a statement from the Ministry, events should focus on awareness programmes and on activities that will promote exercising as a daily, healthy behaviour. The proposed sporting events should also be suited for the age group and health conditions of participants, in terms of intensity and duration, to avoid physical stress and injury.
The Ministry also called for avoiding constructing temporary sports tents or buildings for the day, and urged instead the use of sports facilities, parks and public places. Everyone was also encouraged to eat healthy food and avoid fast food. Companies are also urged to refrain from distributing gifts to the public.
The Ministry recommends moving away from organising performances and instead hold sporting events and activities, and to hold activities in one place to avoid traffic congestion and disruption. All entities should provide the Sports Day Committee with programmes and planned activities with an estimated number of participants, no later than 20 January. The Committee will review and approve the application.
For updates and more information about this year’s Sports Day, visit gco.gov.qa.