Doha, Qatar: The 12th edition of the Schools Olympic Program (SOP) concluded at Aspire Academy on Thursday.
The 2019 edition featured 12 sports including Football, Basketball, Volleyball, Handball, Tennis, Table Tennis, Fencing, Gymnastics, Athletics, Swimming, Chess and Taekwondo.
In the final match of football competitions for boys secondary schools, Ibn Taymiya School defeated Palestinian School to claim the title.
Al Shorouq School claimed the title of boys model school after beating Khalifa Model School in the final match. Semaisma School finished third.
Rabea Al Kaabi, President of the Qatar School Sport Association thanked all the partners who have contributed to the success of the Schools Olympic Program in its 12th edition including the Ministry of Education and Higher Education, Aspire Academy and the Qatar Olympic Committee.
Meanwhile, Secretary-General of Qatar Olympic Committee (QOC) Jassim Rashid Al Buenain said the Qatar School Olympic Program aims to promote sports and leading a healthy life in school, in a bid to encourage the Qatari society to do more sports, as part of the Qatar National Vision 2030 which focuses on human capital.
He was talking at the conclusion of the program and praised the efforts made to ensure this year's edition was a success. He added that they were satisfied with the outcomes of this year, given the large number of participation from schools. He also said that QOC will remain committed to supporting sports in school and praised the cooperation with the Ministry of Education and Higher Education.
Al Buenain also thanked Aspire Zone Foundation for hosting the conclusion of this year's event.