Date : 12 Jul 2019
Doha, Qatar, July 10, 2019: Representatives from more than 80 National Olympic Committees attended the Chef de Missions Seminar for the ANOC World Beach Games in Doha from July 8-10.
So far, 84 NOCs from all five continents have qualified for the October 12-16 WBG but it is expected that the final number will exceed 100.
A welcome reception, showcasing local Qatari culture, was held on the evening of July 8 before the CDM Seminar officially began on July 9.
The morning of the first day was focused on the proposed venue master plan, which remains subject to adjustments pending feedback from the International Federations, and the Athletes’ Village.
In the afternoon, the Chef de Missions toured the Athletes’ Village, which will be located in the Ezdan Hotel, and visited the different accommodation rooms and meeting rooms. Delegates then saw the proposed locations of the venue master plan as they toured Katara Beach and the Gharafa Beach Sports Complex.
On the second day there was a presentation on the delegation registration process before more comprehensive presentations on Games Services, including: arrivals and departures, accommodation, transport, security, media, anti-doping, telecommunications, ticketing and ceremonies. The meeting concluded with presentations on NOC services.
ANOC Secretary General Gunilla Lindberg said: “The last two days have been very productive as we delivered presentations across all Games operational areas and welcomed the opportunity to answer any questions the Chef de Missions have.
“We have a busy three months ahead and, speaking with the NOCs, it is clear how much excitement there is for these Games.”
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