32 nations to take part in FIG Challenge Cup


DOHA, February 29, 2016-The Qatar Gymnastics Federation (QGF) has completed its arrangements for the ninth edition of the FIG Artistic Gymnastics Challenge Cup to be staged at Aspire Academy in Doha from March 24-26, 2016.

The event will feature the participation of 32 countries to be represented by 250 athletes.

The higher Organising committee under the leadership of the QGF president Ali al-Hitmi met recently to discuss the final arrangements for the event.

The meeting was attended by the QGF assistant secretary general Abeer al-Boainain and heads of Working Committees.

After the meeting, al-Hitmi said that he chaired the Qatari delegation that attended the FIG Executive Committee meeting in Lausanne, Switzerland on February 24-25, 2016.

The FIG meeting focused on the upcoming FIG events and thanked the QGF for hosting the 9th edition of the FIG Artistic Gymnastics Challenge Cup.

The QGF president reaffirmed that the increase in the numbers of participating countries was due the trust of other federations in the ability of Qatar to host an exceptional event in March.

Al-Hitmi added that the success of Doha in hosting the previous editions of the FIG Challenge Cup enabled us to win rights to host the 2018 FIG Artistic Gymnastics World Championships.

The 48th edition of the FIG Artistic Gymnastics World Championships is expected to be staged within the Aspire Zone, Doha, between October 17 and 27, 2018.

Al-Hitmi stressed that the QGF is aiming at bringing the vision and mission of the Qatar Olympic Committee into reality.

The QGF president also said that hosting the FIG Challenge Cup comes in light of the Qatar 2030 National Vision as Qatar is using sport as a catalyst for sustainable development.



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