Athletics took the global stage this week, and Doha College had the fortune to host record-breaking athletes to their campus, who met with students and ignited their aspirations to become better athletes.

Following the visit of record-breakers Mike Powell (long jump), Ashton Eaton (decathlon), Brianne Theisen-Eaton (heptathlon) and Stefan Holm (high jump), Doha College was thrilled to welcome sports and TV personality Iwan Thomas MBE. Multi-medallist Iwan still holds the British record for the 400-metre event, which he set back in July 1997, just over 22 years ago. Iwan delivered an inspiring speech to primary students, who had just elected their six house captains, and which added to the competitive spirit of the day.

During my visit to Doha, not only was I honoured to be in the infield host for the IAAF World Championships 2019, but I was privileged to get the chance to inspire a future generation of athletes. I visited the fantastic Doha College to talk about the importance of working as a team, always striving to be the best version of yourself and never giving up. The children at the school were amazing and all spoke so well; it was a great experience to leave a legacy for the Championships.’


PE and extracurricular sports are embedded into Doha College, whose students perform consistently well in tournaments like the QPPSSA and QUESS, and represent Qatar in international competitions. To learn more about sports at Doha College, visit their website at