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Wilfred Lemke lauds Qatar SOP

Doha 23/3/2014: The United Nations Secretary-General’s Special Adviser on Sport for Development and Peace Wilfred Lemke lauded a Qatari contributions to a growth of foe in a region.

In a press discussion hold after witnessing some of a movement on a final day of Qatar’s rarely successful Schools Olympic Program (SOP) during Aspire Academy on Friday, Wilfried Lemke pronounced that Qatar is a purpose indication for a segment for a pioneering efforts in compelling sports during a grassroots level.

“Qatar is a indication republic for other countries in a area when it comes to enlivening sports during a schools level,” a UN sports central said.

The seventh book of a SOP resolved final Friday after several weeks of foe that saw some-more than 26,000 students from hundreds of schools take partial in several sporting disciplines underneath a thesis “Sport and Integrity”.

Lemke, who was seen entertaining and clapping during a volleyball compare whenever a group scored a point, pronounced a unrestrained shown by a children reminded him of his schooldays behind in his local Germany.

“I can describe to all this enthusiasm. Fifty years ago, we represented my propagandize during a inhabitant schools entertainment accommodate and my group were a champions in one of a relays. we was ecstatic behind to that impulse when we was examination a kids in Qatar compete,” he said.

Lemke also lauded Qatar’s efforts in compelling sports among girls.

“You will mostly hear stories about girls being relegated to a credentials when it comes to sports and other activities in a region, though it is not so in Qatar. we was told some-more than a 1200 girls participated in this year’s Schools Olympic Program finals, that is simply great

Hassan Abdullah Al Mohammadi
Head of Media
Qatar Olympic Committee
Tel: +974 449 44646
Fax: +974 449 44641


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