QOC President Sheikh Joaan welcomes IJF President Vizer to Doha

© Qatar Olympic Committee
© Qatar Olympic Committee

Doha, Qatar, January 13, 2021: The President of the Qatar Olympic Committee, HE Sheikh Joaan bin Hamad bin Khalifa Al Thani, met with the President of the International Judo Federation, Marius Vizer, in Doha on Tuesday, January 12.

Vizer is in Doha to attend the ongoing IJF Doha Masters 2021 and took the opportunity to meet the head of the Qatar Olympic Committee to discuss the development of judo and sport in Qatar as well as other issues of interest.

Among the topics was Qatar’s impressive management of the health crisis which has paved the way for them to host various international sporting events under safe and supportive conditions.

The three-day Doha Masters draws to a close on Wednesday, January 13. The Doha Masters is an IJF World Tour event offering ranking points in the race for a place at the Tokyo Olympics for the 370 athletes – 203 male and 167 female – participating from 68 countries and regions from the five continents under the IJF.

Vizer said: “The International Judo Federation is proud to have brought the judo family to Doha. This is a momentous occasion and an inspiring example for all sports to apply in order to organise sporting events which give hope and joy to the masses. 

"We congratulate the professionalism, courage and tremendous work delivered by the authorities and participants.”

The meeting between the two presidents of their respective sports organisations was attended by the QOC Secretary General, HE Jassim bin Rashid Al Buenain.