DOHA – H.E Qatar Olympic Committee President, Sheikh Joaan bin Hamad Al Thani crowned the top winner students of the boy schools at the closing scene of the 15th edition of Schools Olympic Program held at the Aspire Dome on Saturday.
The SOP boys closing ceremony was also attended by H.E QOC First Vice President, Mohamed Yousef Al Mana, H.E QOC Second Vice President, Dr. Thani bin Abdulrahman Al-Kuwari, H.E Chairman of Qatar School Sports Association, Sheikh Khalifa bin Khalid Al Thani , Aspire Zone Foundation CEO Mr. Mohammed Khalifa Al-Suwaidi and senior officials from the QOC, QSSA and Ministry of Education and Higher Education.
The 15th edition of SOP has seen students competing in multiple sport disciplines, including athletics, shooting, football and basketball , as their total number hits 469 students from a large scale of Qatari schools. This rising number of students proved that SOP has rounded the corner and confirmed that sport is playing a center stage role to keep students healthy and to discover new talents for national clubs and teams.
Most notably, the first edition of Schools Olympic Program was launched during schools year 2007-2008 under the slogan (Sport and Health), as Qatar was a first ever and a leading nation worldwide that adopted this program to promote sports culture among students and community and to encourage different age groups involve in the sport activities and adopt a better lifestyle full of activity and free from modern diseases.