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Qatar NOC offers masters degree in sports law

02 Feb 2017
Doha, Qatar, February 2, 2017: The Secretary-General of the Qatar Olympic Committee, Dr Thani bin Abdulrahman Al Kuwari, has launched a masters degree programme in sports law held by the Qatar Olympic Academy.A total of 14 people enrolled in the one-year programme. The International Olympic Committee, Olympic Council of Asia and Association of National Olympic Committees are cooperating with the QOC for this programme.

Speaking at the launch, Al Kuwari said they were proud to receive approval for the programme, which is the first of its kind in the Middle East. He noted that Qatar overcame a number of challenges to make this masters degree programme possible.

The Secretary-General said it was the Olympic Academy's idea to introduce the programme, given the increasing number of incidents in the region that require legal experts in sports law. He noted that the first year will see the programme offered only in English, with Arabic to follow in subsequent years. The hope is that the programme raises awareness on the legal side of sport both regionally and internationally.

It could also help participants present legal cases to regional and international entities in a professional manner.

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