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Old December 10th, 2007, 03:50 PM   #4081
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i dont think that Qatar can host an olympic games.... Its too small

the arabians are so creative .... create an artificial islands etc etc....

It will be a strong bid.... But i think that America have better chances...

Im a portugese and i d love to see Rio... host an olympic games....


i pick Rio...! After atlanta that it was a fiasco .... Its the Latin americans chances that wasnt receive an olympic event since MExico City in 1968.
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The middle East has never hosted an olympic game before, the IOC President the Doha 2006 Asian games opening ceremony and thought it was the best opening ever. + the USA had hosted a the olympics before, but the regions where the olympics had never been hosted should be spared.

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so true its great that both of us live in one of the richiest countries in the world, Qatar.

btw thaaron dont forget the largest gas field in qatar that will provide us with LNG to a predicted year 2200 !
also don't forget the oil reserves as well, and all the new projects, + Qatar is the 3rd richest country.
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Old December 12th, 2007, 12:58 AM   #4083
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all the countries have financial support to do the olympic games....


Only in these few years u we see the projects .... The chicago is awesome.... but we always hope more when we talking about an olympic games in US.

Qatar no doubt that they can do a great job.... and invent fantastic things like emirates...



I think that Rio and Tokyo have the best support when u are refering in sportings venues.... We need to hope to see next decisions.

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this thread is dead ! and full of spam and lots of trolling !

so lets update this old thread !!

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Qatar signs agreement to establish anti-doping laboratory



DOHA (Alaa Titawe), December 9, 2007—HE Sheikh Saoud Bin Abdulrahman Al Thani, QOC Secretary General, held a press conference on Saturday, December 9 at QOC Headquarters with Mr. David Homan, General Manager of World Anti-Doping Agency (WADA) on the occasion of signing an agreement between Qatar and WADA to establish a regional Anti-Doping Laboratory for GCC Countries in Doha, in response to the directions of GCC Countries' Leaders during their last meet recently concluded in Doha.



Sheikh Saoud said that the agreement with WADA is an initial step of executing the directions of GCC Countries' Leaders to choose Qatar as centre of anti-doping laboratory, and then a permanent agreement signed later.



The laboratory will start to collect symptoms from all GCC Countries to be tested in Doha in cooperation with WADA and Qatar who will also receive symptoms from all over the world.



In an answer to the question about contribution of Qatar's successful strategy in sport domain represented in founding the global sport fund, celebrating the school Olympic day and establishing anti-doping laboratory, to success of Qatar in winning the right of bids to host 2016 Olympic Games, Sheikh Saoud said that the wise leadership of Qatar has developed this strategy long time ago as it include taking care of education, Health, sport and economic investment.



QOC Secretary General also mentioned that the Qatari Companies allocate 2.5 of their yearly income to sport and education and the foundation of the Global Sport Fund and celebrating the school Olympic day are Qatari ideas ensuring that all these factors will support Qatar's Bid documents to host 2016 Olympic Games.


Mr. David Homan, WADA General Manager, expressed his happiness in establishing the laboratory in Qatar and praised the support and concern of GCC Countries' leaders ensuring that it is the first time for him to see such great concern from Leaders during their regional meet to establish an anti-doping Laboratory.


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HEADS OF GCC COUNTRIES PLEDGE SUPPORT FOR DOHA 2016



The Heads of State of all the Gulf Cooperation Council (GCC) countries have pledged their unanimous support for the Doha 2016 Olympic and Paralympic Bid at their summit in Doha this week.

In a statement at the end of the summit, the Heads of State of Bahrain, Kuwait, Oman, Saudi Arabia and the United Arab Emirates announced: “The Summit declares its support for Doha’s bid to host the 2016 Games, as well as its support as part of the international community in making this wish come true.”

The summit also backed the development of an international laboratory, to be based in Doha, which would assist in the fight against doping in sport – and agreed that all GCC countries should sign the international agreement issued by UNESCO on anti-doping in sport.

Following the announcement, Mr Hassan Ali Bin Ali, Chairman of the Doha 2016 Bid Committee, sent a message of thanks back to the GCC Heads of State, saying: “I send my heartfelt thanks to all the Heads of State of the GCC for their welcome support of Doha’s bid to host the 2016 Olympic and Paralympic Games in the closing session of the 28th GCC Summit, which concluded yesterday in Doha.”

Commenting on the GCC pledge, Mr Hassan later added: “This is an enormous boost to the Doha 2016 Bid team. Our aim is to build support for the Bid all across the Arab world and beyond.”

We are extremely grateful for this unprecedented support for our Bid, which will be a Bid that the whole Arab world can be proud of.”

“Already, the Olympic Movement is demonstrating its power to unite an entire region in its support. Awarding Doha the 2016 Games would unleash the full power of the Olympic Movement and peaceful sporting competition to create understanding, hope and change that could then unite this entire region with the rest of the world.”

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Poll shows overwhelming support in Qatar for Doha 2016 Olympic Bid



Doha, December 12, 2007 – The population of Qatar has demonstrated overwhelming support for the Doha 2016 Olympic and Paralympic Bid.

In a recent opinion poll in Qatar, conducted by the independent international polling company Ipsos, 86% of people expressed their support for the Doha 2016 Bid.

When asked, 95% of respondents said that they were aware that Qatar was bidding to host the Olympic and Paralympic Games in 2016 – and more than 80% of them also said they had an interest in sports and the Olympic Games in general.

More than 1,000 people were interviewed for the poll, which took place in November. Those questioned included both men and women, of all ages from 18 upwards. The survey covered both Qatari citizens as well as proportionate numbers of expatriates working in Qatar.

When asked about their feelings about Qatar’s sporting history to date, 81% said they felt proud of it. However, this pride in Qatar sports was also expressed by all the different groups of expatriates.

The vast majority of respondents said they believed that bringing the Olympic and Paralympic Games to Qatar would benefit the country as a whole. More than 75% said that they thought the Games would bring more tourists to Qatar, while almost 60% thought more jobs and more international exposure for Qatar would result from hosting the Games. Other key benefits mentioned included more infrastructure – both sporting and transport – and more hotels being built.

More than 50% of the people polled said they would attend some or all of the Games if they were hosted in Doha – and 55% of respondents said they would be happy to volunteer to help organise the Olympics in Doha.

Commenting on the results, Mr. Hassan Ali Bin Ali, Chairman of the Doha 2016 Bid Committee, said: “I am thrilled and touched by these huge levels of support for the Doha 2016 Bid.”

Mr Hassan added: “This level of awareness and support for our Bid is evidence of the Qatari population’s desire to welcome the Olympic world to an Arab country for the first time and to showcase our country’s progress.”

“The results of this poll have shown how the power of peaceful sport can unite our entire country, both native Qataris and expatriates. Recently, at the summit of GCC Heads of State in Doha, we saw how Doha 2016 can unite an entire region, with all the GCC leaders expressing their support and the support of all their citizens for our Bid.”

“So awarding Doha the 2016 Games would unleash the full power of the Olympic Movement and peaceful sporting competition to create understanding, hope and change that could then unite this entire region with the rest of the world.”

“Doha 2016 could really be an Olympic and Paralympic Games that change the world. And, as our Bid message says, that would indeed be a reason to ‘celebrate change’.”
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Doha 2016 bid chairman attends annual EOC general assembly



VALENCIA: Spain's King Juan Carlos officially opened the 36th European Olympic Committee’s (EOC) General Assembly in Valencia in the last week of November where Hassan Ali bin Ali, chairman of the Doha 2016 Bid Committee, was present.
Hassan was present alongside key players from all 49 National Olympic Committees, delegates of various organising committees, representatives from all the 2016 applicant cities, president Rogge and other IOC members.
The European Olympic Committee members consist of over 40 European National Olympic Committees from around Europe. The EOC was founded upon the premise of spreading throughout Europe the Olympic ideals as defined by the IOC Charter, in close collaboration with the International Olympic Committee, the Association of National Olympic Committees and the Olympic Associations of the other continents.
The EOC seeks to further the education of youth by sport in a spirit of better comprehension, friendship and respect for the environment.
Under the leadership of EOC president Patrick Hickey, the assembly meetings will include reports by representatives of the EOC Commissions, as well as reports from the Organising Committees of the upcoming Olympic Games including Beijing 2008, Vancouver 2010, London 2012 and Sochi 2014.
Hassan said: "The sessions with the organising committees will be very valuable to the Doha 2016 bid committee because through their reports and question and answer sessions, we will learn about the challenges faced by organising committees and begin thinking about how best our bid could address these as we further develop our plans."
"These sessions are also a great opportunity for us to gain a better understanding of the needs of the National Olympic Committees and therefore respond to these as best as we can in the final Games Plan that we submit to the IOC," he added.
Another important item on the agenda of the Assembly is the European Youth Olympic Festival (EYOF) which aims to encourage greater youth participation in sport and simultaneously tackle the growing problem of childhood obesity.
The organising committees of EYOF 2007, EYOF 2009 and EYOF 2011 will provide progress reports and an announcement will be made regarding candidates for EYOF 2013.
"We are looking forward to the reports by the EYOF Committees and details of their preparations for engaging young people in sport because this is an ambition we also share in Qatar.
“Indeed, our vision for the 2016 Games in Doha focuses on the world's youth and seeks to inspire them to better understand each other's cultures while also encouraging greater participation in sport through the development of state-of-the-art regional centres for elite sport in a part of the world currently underserved by such facilities," said Hassan.
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New committee set up to spread green message through sports



A PERMANENT forum has been formed to strengthen Doha’s bid for the 2016 Olympics by using sports as a tool to promote awareness about the environment, a spokesman said yesterday.
Consisting of seven members, the new body – Sports and Environment Committee (SEC) – will work under the Qatar National Olympic Committee (QNOC).
It is headed by Saif Ali al-Hajari, who is also the chairman of the Friends Of Environment Centre (FEC).
“Environment has become a third pillar, after culture and sports in any progressive country’s portfolio. We don’t aim to be just another committee, but take concrete action, which is highlighted in our first year’s slogan ‘From Plan to Action,” said al-Hajri, while announcing the formation of the committee to media yesterday.
During the meeting, al-Hajari also announced that December 1, will be observed as a Sports and Environment Day in Qatar every year.
“We will be organising seminars, workshops, conferences, school trips and whatever it takes to make sure that every one in Qatar understands the local and international environmental dynamics,” he said.
The other members of the committee are: vice chairman, Mohammed al-Sayrafi (FEC), Yousuf al-Kazim (FEC), Tariq Saeed al-Abdallah (QNOC), Ghanim Ali al-Kuwari (QNOC), Yousuf Ibrahim al-Hamar (Supreme Council for Environment and Natural Reserves) and Ismail Mohamed Hasan.
The logo of the SEC is the internationally recognised Olympic sign placed under a lime-green palm tree branch.
“While the palm tree will be the symbol of environment, it also represents the Qatari climate and culture,” explained al-Hajari.
Also speaking on the occasion was al-Sayrafi, who said: “Our aim is not only to ensure that sport activities are not causing any environmental degradation, but also to involve the businesses and clubs and communities in order to sustain that plan.”
According to him, the committee is hoping to organise a regional environmental conference, inviting all the sports clubs and federations.
“From here on, we are calling every one in Qatar, from schools to shopping centres, exhibition places to media, to extend co-operation with us in order to ‘change the behaviour’ of all,” he added.
Asked whether SEC was a requirement of the International Olympic Committee (IOC) for Qatar’s bid of Olympic 2016, Dr al-Hajari said: “Yes, all candidate cities need to showcase their environmental track record to IOC in order to be able to make a presentation.”
“Officials of IOC will also make random inspections including talking to locals and residents during the Olympic bid. We need every one in Qatar to be environmentally aware and help us achieve 2016,” he said.
Yousuf al-Hamar of SCENR emphasised on the environmentally-friendly venues during the selection process, while highlighting the role sports clubs and their managements can play in minimising the use of resources, recycling of water and waste management.
“We will also be coming up with a lot of activities pertaining to monitoring of air, water and soil in Qatar,” said al-Hamar.
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Qatar to build Paralympics stadium


Qatar will build the world's most advanced Paralympics stadium as part of its plans to secure the 2016 Olympic and Paralympic Games.

"As part of the 2016 bid and as part of the country's commitment to people with special needs, Doha is planning to build the world's most sophisticated Paralympic sport stadium and facilities," the official said addressing a press conference at the Shafallah Centre, an institute assisting children with special needs.

"We have the capability to host the 2016 Olympics, having a world class sporting infrastructure. Two of our stadiums were acknowledged to be the best in the world in a global contest sponsored by the IOC."

Doha is among the seven cities whose bids for the 2016 Olympics were officially accepted on September 14 by the International Olympic Committee (IOC).

More sports venues to be constructed

Two new sports venues are likely to come up in Doha as the city gears up to win the bid to host 2016 Olympic and Paraolympic Games.

“We need at least two new venues,” Sheikh Saoud bin Abdulrahman Al Thani, Secretary General of Qatar National Olympic Committee (QNOC) said when queried about the new infrastructure to come up for 2016 Olympics.

“We don’t have a velodrome (for cycling) and also a stadium for baseball and softball games. We did conduct baseball and softball matches in a temporary set up. We are looking at building these two venues for 2016 Olympics,” Sheikh Saoud said.

The International Olympic Committee announced that Baku (Azerbaijan), Chicago (US), Doha, Madrid (Spain), Prague (Czech Republic), Rio de Janeiro (Brazil) and Tokyo (Japan) are all bidding to host 2016 Olympics.

Hassan Ali Bin Ali is the Chairman of the 2016 Bid Committee. He is a successful businessman and is also the chairman of the Shafallah Centre for Children with Special Needs, a world class facility which provides comprehensive services to children with disabilities and special needs.

The host city for the 2016 Olympic and Paralympic Games will be selected by the International Olympic Committee at the 121st IOC Session in Copenhagen in October 2009.
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Here are some projects that will be completed by then :

U/C NDIA (New Doha International Airport)

able to handle 50 million passengers
Opens 2009 ultimately completed 2015






U/C Lusail







1-Marina District:
102 plots launched in 25 DEc 2005. mixture between commercial, residential, mixed used, hotels and a mall.. hights varies between 18 to 40 stories. sold out in 1 week..

2- Entertainment City:
developedby Abu Dhabi investment house. non gated community with waterfront. concept combines themed areas similar to Las Vegas & Picadilly.

3-Energy City:
developed by Energy City Company. Busiess park focuses on the oil and gas companies and other companies that povides related services.

4-QP:
Qatar Petrolume Head Quarter

5-Natural Wadi, this is part of the natural contouring of the area, kept as is to be used as natural reservedcarea/park (all open space) and to be used as future drainage system in the future.

6-Foxhills:
Launched in April 2006, medium denisty area consist of 365 plots majority are esidential some are commercial. hights varies between 5 to 7 stories. provide a living environment simlar to San Fransisco and Chelsea. Sold out in 4 hours !!!

7-Lusial Towers:
4 iconic towers surrounding a square. will be a landmark for all Lusai. currently under design by Lord Norman Foster

8- Lusail Bulevard:
Hign end shopping street with big showroom on both sides,i.e. LV, Ferrari..etc

9-Energy City/Residential:
Residential area developed by Energy City Company

10-Lusail Commercial Waterfront:
pedistrian area with direct interaction with the sea. 2-3 stories buidlings combines of cafes, resturants, small local shops..etc

11-Palm Alees:
residential area, appartments and villas. Has not been launched yet.

12-Golf District:
2 golf cours, 18 holes each. Under negotiation with an international development company to buy/develop the whol area. will contain villas and activities buildings as well.

13-Residential District:
low density residential villas, has not been launched yet.

14-Residential waterfront:
launched 25 Feb 2007, 46 plots, 39 are residential towers with direct acess to sandy beaches the use of the beaches is execlusive to the residents of the area. hights varies between 20-25 stories. 4 plots are mixed use plots, 2 coercial and 1 beach club. all plots sold out in hours !!

15-Northen Island:
execlusive living arae will include resorts, spas and beach villas. ha not been launched yet

16-the 3 Isands: (that is not the correct naming)
more active island because of their location close to Entertinment city and commercial waterfront. mixed use area of residential appatments, commercial, hotels, cafes&resturants etc... not launched yet.

17-QatariDiar visitor center:
will be the first movers to Lusail within the coming 2 months.. i guess you have seen pictures of the places earlier..

18-Entertainment Island:
mixed use island, residential, commercial/retail, hotels and cafes&resturants.. in a discussion process wi one of the big developers..

Qatar plans second mega-project
Qatar expects to launch a second mega-project in Q2 next year to capitalise on the success of The Pearl-Qatar. Bechtel is producing a masterplan for the North Beach and Entertainment City over 32 sqkm with upscale residential homes, two golf courses and hotels.


U/C The Pearl






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Qatar: A Vision for Sustainable Tourism Development

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GREAT JOB QATARSON! Now with all this, it can help me in the Doha Construction photos.
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anytime thaaron4 it took me about2-3 hours to find all the information and posted here because this thread was really DEAD ! anyways i hope to find new pic's soon
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Well, nice stuff .... but Olympics in 2016, NEVER!!!!!
This is really just an advertisement for the country, and not as a genuine host city candidate.
If you got everything related to infrastructure planned amazingly right (I strongly doubt it), you simply don't have enough time to make it happening. On the other hand, there wont be enough people to see the games - your people, and the people of your region simply wont be prepared for these games.
Let's face it, a population of 800k which is projected to be what 1600k in 2016?? (most of which are poor labor) .... couple of thousands of tourists at a given time at the peak season, and projected to grow 4% annually, so?? ... just look at some prediction statistics from 2008 Beijin games (and these numbers will just grow until 2016):

# 28 Olympic programs, 302 sub-categories (many of it not practiced, not known, or even not allowed to Qataris)
# 10,500 athletes are expected to participate (will fill in all your hotels and their neighborhoods at the moment)
# The National Stadium has 91,000 seats (even if exist by that time would be empty)
# Beijing expects 550,000 international visitors and 2.4 million domestic spectators (even a fraction of these numbers is impossible for Qatar)
# Over 800 star-class hotels and 4,000 hostels will provide about 420,000 overprized rooms (I wont comment on this)

Common guys, this is just a big big joke....
Even Dubai cannot make it by that year. Well, actually Dubai could be a possible candidate for 2020 if they have the will.
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you simply dont know a grain of sand about this nations ability did you even hear about the asian games ? did you study qatar ? because you have no idea what this country can do !

Qatar sitting on 900+ trillion cubic feet of Natural Gas that wont finish till about the year 2200 !

Qatar is the largest producer of LNG (Liquified Natural Gas) in the world !

Qatar is the 3rd largest is in terms of GDP per capita !

Qatar is one of the fastest growing economys in the world !

so if you say that Doha cant make it in 2016 your wrong, not enough to see the games ? yeah right i dont think you saw that the GCC has 100% support to doha 2016 bid which means spectators will most probably not be a problem.

yes our infrastructure is planned perfectly well thank you very much !

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Well, nice stuff .... but Olympics in 2016, NEVER!!!!!
This is really just an advertisement for the country, and not as a genuine host city candidate.
If you got everything related to infrastructure planned amazingly right (I strongly doubt it), you simply don't have enough time to make it happening. On the other hand, there wont be enough people to see the games - your people, and the people of your region simply wont be prepared for these games.
Let's face it, a population of 800k which is projected to be what 1600k in 2016?? (most of which are poor labor) .... couple of thousands of tourists at a given time at the peak season, and projected to grow 4% annually, so?? ... just look at some prediction statistics from 2008 Beijin games (and these numbers will just grow until 2016):

# 28 Olympic programs, 302 sub-categories (many of it not practiced, not known, or even not allowed to Qataris)
# 10,500 athletes are expected to participate (will fill in all your hotels and their neighborhoods at the moment)
# The National Stadium has 91,000 seats (even if exist by that time would be empty)
# Beijing expects 550,000 international visitors and 2.4 million domestic spectators (even a fraction of these numbers is impossible for Qatar)
# Over 800 star-class hotels and 4,000 hostels will provide about 420,000 overprized rooms (I wont comment on this)

Common guys, this is just a big big joke....
Even Dubai cannot make it by that year. Well, actually Dubai could be a possible candidate for 2020 if they have the will.
Don't u know all the 140 billion dollar construction in Doha!!!! Its pop is allmost 1 million and over 800 towers to be constructed, Qatar is the 3rd richest country in the World and projected in the near future to be the richest country in the world. I'll tell u more after i have some time.
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