Doha: His Highness the Emir Sheikh Tamim bin Hamad Al Thani on Tuesday led from the front as Qatar celebrated the seventh National Sport Day (NSD) on a grand scale at locations across the country to raise awareness of the importance of sport and its role in the life of communities.
His Highness the Emir rode a bicycle through Doha Corniche and the West Bay towers area, sending out a message to keep practising sports for good health and fitness.
HH the Father Emir Sheikh Hamad bin Khalifa Al-Thani also participated in National Sport Day activities. HH the Father Emir carried out a walking exercise in the front yard of Emiri Diwan on Tuesday morning. HH also saw a show of camels and pure Arabian horses.
Meanwhile, HH Sheikha Moza bint Nasser, the Chairperson of Qatar Foundation, participated in National Sport Day celebrations at Education City campus.
Sheikha Moza was joined by President of Qatar Olympic Committee H E Sheikh Joaan bin Hamad Al-Thani, Minister of Energy and Industry H E Dr Mohammed bin Saleh Al Sada, Minister of State HE Dr Hamad bin Abdulaziz Al Kuwari, President and General Manager of ExxonMobil Qatar Alistair Routledge and a large number of people from the community.
The activities began with a Walkathon at the Education City Student Center, as well as cycling and ultramarathon race for 40 and 50 kilometres, respectively, which took off from the Ceremonial Court at the Education City.
In addition, visitors of Al Shaqab stadium enjoyed a champions challenge where they competed in teams in competitions that required strength, strategy, balance, focus and competitiveness.