Doha, 7 October 2019 - Aspire Academy and Qatar Olympic Academy signed a Memorandum of Understanding yesterday to develop administrative and technical staff as well as students in Olympic education and sports.
The collaboration focuses on developing coaches, experts and specialists in sports, physical education and its applied sciences, through the establishment and development of programmes directly with Qatar Olympic Academy. Furthermore, it includes joint work on holding workshops and programmes in sports culture and Olympic movement of students and administrators affiliated with Aspire Academy.
“It's timely that we are signing this MoU during this wonderful time when Qatar as a country is celebrating the achievements by Mutaz Barshim and Abderrahman Samba a few days ago in the IAAF Athletics World Championships Doha 2019. Our objective is always to be intertwined and linked to all sport organisations in Qatar and we always say that they should use us as much as possible to do everything from working with young kids starting in sports, to do elite training, to do coaching training, to even do a strategic thinking administration.
“The Qatar Olympic Committee has always been very supportive to us and I think that now bringing the Qatar Olympic Academy into play gives us a platform where they can help us and we can help them. As we always do at Aspire, we are focusing on the development of people and that includes coaching, sport science, physiology, analytics and also some pathways for our young athletes to be at some point connected to the Qatar Olympic Committee," Ivan Bravo, Director General Aspire Academy, commented on the MoU.
Saif Mohammed al-Nuaimi, Executive Director of Qatar Olympic Academy, said, “We very proud today to sign this important Memorandum of Understanding with Aspire Academy which is a leading academy in the field of Sports in Qatar, based on its crucial role in student-athletes development for all national teams in different sports. This agreement will help us implement educative and instructive workshops that will help the academy student athletes and staff, as well as programs tailored for Aspire Academy which will reflect positively on sports scene in Qatar."