Doha, Qatar: Qatar Olympic Committee (QOC) president HE Sheikh Joaan bin Hamad Al Thani has issued a decree forming the Higher Organising Committee of ANOC World Beach Games Qatar 2019, which will be held in Doha from October 12-16.
The Higher Organising Committee which includes 20 members is chaired by HE Sheikh Joaan bin Hamad Al Thani. The committee includes QOC secretary-general HE Jassim Rashid Al Buenain as deputy chairman in addition to Dr Khalid Ibrahim Al Sulaiti, representative of the Ministry of Interior, and Association of National Olympic Committees (ANOC) secretary-general Gunilla Lindberg as members.
The QOC also formed the games’ local organising committee including the general manager HE Jassim Rashid Al Buenain, assistant general manager for Supporting Services Ali Ghanim Al Kuwari, assistant general manager for Operations Khaleel Ibrahim al-Jabir, deputy assistant general manager for Supporting Services Khalid al-Yafei, deputy assistant general manager for Operations Ishaq Al Hashimi, head of Facilities, Information Technology and Communications Committee Salah Al Saadi, head of Security Committee and Media and Broadcasting Committee Yousef Abdullah al-Mullah, head of Medical Committee and Anti-Doping Committee Dr Nasser Ali al-Ansari, head of Marketing, Communication and Opening Ceremony Committee Sheikha Asma Al Thani, head of Administrative Affairs and Manpower Committee Mohamed Abdullah Al Meer, head of Games Services Committee Eman Ali Al Emadi, head of Protocol and International Public Relations Committee Hamad Ali Al Ibrahim, and head of Financial Affairs and Procurement Committee Nasser Hamad Al Sulaiti.
The Games will feature 14 sporting disciplines with athletes from up to 90 nations expected to compete.
Qatar will also host the ANOC General Assembly and ANOC Awards, which will take place immediately after the Games on (October 17-18).
The NOCs’ delegates attending the ANOC General Assembly will be invited to arrive in Qatar at the start of the Games so that all NOCs will be able to enjoy the inaugural event.