10/29/2018 5:54:11 PM (GMT+3)

Aspire Zone signs partnership agreement with Doha Worlds LOC

Aspire Zone signs partnership agreement with Doha Worlds LOC

DOHA, Qatar: Aspire Dome, the world’s largest indoor multi-purpose dome, will host the 48th Artistic Gymnastics World Championships from October 25 for the first time in the Middle East.

On this occasion, the Doha World Championships Local Organising Committee (LOC) signed an agreement with Aspire Zone Foundation (AZF).

“We are very proud to sign this partnership agreement with AZF which has provided us with unlimited support. This relationship has ensured us that we are able to stage a world-class championship. The team at Aspire are providing us with logistics support to ensure the best services.  We thank Aspire for their continuous support,” said Ali Ahmed Al Hitmi LOC Executive Manager and Qatar Gymnastics Federation President.

The World Championship, which serves as the first qualification event for Tokyo 2020 Olympics, is the world’s biggest gymnastics competition. 

With more than 600 athletes from 78 different nations participating, the venue has set up six training halls, a warm-up hall and the competition hall all under Aspire Dome.  

In addition, the International Gymnastics Federation requires a minimum of 6,000 Seats for the World Championships, as result 800 temporary seats have been added to reach that requirement.

A fan zone area has also been set up allowing spectators to optimize their experience at the World Championship. With three days away from the Opening Ceremony, preparations are in the final stage to welcome gymnasts, officials and spectators. 

"We will do our best to stage a special event that will represent Qatar in the best way possible," said AZF CEO Mohammed Al Suwaidi.