Qatar has rapidly established itself as an internationally recognised host nation for major sporting events. The springboard for this seat on the worldwide stage was the 2006 Asian Games – a competition that saw athletes from 45 nations take part in 424 events across 39 sports, including basketball, gymnastics and weightlifting.
The Games’ success coincided with an urban expansion programme that led to the construction of world-class facilities for many different sports and hospitality venues of the highest international standards.
International sports stars arrived and global audiences watched them in action, sealing Qatar’s lightning transformation into a nation that is regarded worldwide as a hub of sporting excellence.
Today the Khalifa International Stadium, the Aspire indoor multi-sports dome and the state-of-the-art stadiums created for the FIFA World Cup Qatar 2022™ stand as visible expressions of Qatar’s commitment to sport at the very highest level.