Students display high football and basketball skills in SOP competitions

DOHA, February 17 , 2020. Students  from government and private schools displayed impressive football and basketball skills in the competitions of the 13th edition of Schools Olympic Program (SOP) 2020 held in Doha on Sunday.

In the  football  competitions (boys) for group A and B which took place at Al  Sailiya club playgrounds, Al Shahaniya preparatory school defeated MES Indian school 3-2 in group A , while MES Indian overcame Shantiniketan Indian school 4-0 in the same group.

In the group B, Doha school outclassed Michael E. DeBakey 1-0 and beat Ali Ibn Abi Taleb 2-0.

In the basketball competitions for secondary schools for girls, Al Sheimaa school outclassed Rawda bint Mohammed 12-6, while  Al  Wukair won Umm Hakeem 17-10.

The SOP is held annually as a collaborative effort of to  encourage hundreds of students athletes competing from all over Qatar.

The SOP Committee aims to spread a culture of sports through Qatar’s schools and to engage the entire community in active and healthy lifestyles while retaining local values and traditions.