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QOC Celebrates its 43rd Anniversary

The Qatar Olympic Committee (QOC) has marked on Monday the 43rd anniversary of its founding on March 14, 1979.

The QOC has played an important role in raising sports awareness in the nation and developing the Olympic movement in accordance with principles of the Olympic Charter, and as a result, the Qatari sports movement has reached new heights over the last 43 years and achieved a huge number of achievements including the two gold medals and bronze medal team Qatar athletes won at the Tokyo 2020 Summer Olympics.

The Qatari capital of Doha has also hosted and delivered some major sports events to become the sports capital of the region in line with the QOC vision " To become a leading nation in bringing the world together through sustainable sports development"

The QOC has been always keen to keep up with the development of sports movements around the world by organizing different types of training programs to develop the skills of its employees and enrich their professional experiences.

These programs come in light of the QOC's strategic goal to create an ideal environment for attracting, developing and maintaining the best talents and expertise.

Moreover, the competence program aims at training national cadres of the QOC to prepare them to assume senior supervisory positions and become alternative leaders to maintain the proper functioning of the QOC operations.

The QOC also holds "Talent Management Program" which aims to develop a database for the second grade to ensure that the supervisory functions approved within the organizational structure of QOC are secured, to promote concepts of excellence, to motivate all its staff to participate in them, to encourage positive competition among them and to develop their creativity, which reflect positively on institutional performance.

The QOC training agenda also includes the "Cadres Program" which helps develop the specialized skills of sports administrators and prepares young Qatari cadres to be able to manage local, regional and international sports events.

To strengthen its parentship with the other entities in the state of Qatar, the QOC signed a memorandum of understanding with the Qatar Armed Forces to develop the sport in the nation. The QOC also signed an MoU with Doha Institute for Graduate Studies to train its senior officials, and an agreement with the Ministry of Education and Higher Education to boost their common efforts in the fields of physical and sports activities.

The QOC also signed a partnership agreement with Msheireb Properties to strengthen the cooperation between the two organizations in several areas including sports, institutional and community fields.

On the celebration of QOCs journey and achievements, HE the QOC Secretary General Jassim bin Rashid Al Buenain reaffirmed that the QOC is keen, as per the directives of its President HE Sheikh Joaan bin Hamad Al-Thani, to improve internal QOCs structure and to create the ideal work environment in line with Qatar 2030 National Vision.

Al Buenain also thanked the QOC employees for their efforts as they are the driving force behind all accomplishments that QOC has achieved over the past years.

For her part, Director of the QOC Human Resources and Administrative Affairs Department Maryam Mohamed Al Kuwari, said that developing the employees is a priority for the QOC as the human resources development is the secret behind the success of any organization.

Al Kuwari also thanked HE the QOC President Sheikh Joaan bin Hamad Al-Thani for his commitment to develop and improve the work environment at the QOC and the great achievements we accomplished over the recent years can speak out for themselves.

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