Doha, 29 March 2020 - President of Qatar Olympic Committee (QOC), H E Sheikh Joaan bin Hamad Al Thani, expressed yesterday the solidarity of the Qatar Olympic Committee with the International Olympic Committee (IOC) and the organisers of the upcoming Olympic Games Tokyo 2020.
H E Sheikh Joaan stressed during a meeting held via video conferencing technology with the President of the International Olympic Committee (IOC) H E Dr. Thomas Bach, Presidents of national Olympic committees and Presidents of continental Olympic committees, the support of the Amir H H Sheikh Tamim bin Hamad Al Thani, to the decision to postpone the Tokyo 2020 Olympic Games.
His Excellency said: “ H H the Amir, the Qatar Olympic Committee (QOC) and all members of the Qatari community affirm solidarity with the International Olympic Committee (IOC) and the organisers of the Tokyo Games 2020, and we have no doubt about organising an exceptional edition of the tournament next year.”
His Excellency added: “This unprecedented pandemic has rocked the whole world, but the International Olympic Movement under the leadership of Dr. Thomas Bach has shown great cohesion in the face of this crisis.”
H E Sheikh Joaan bin Hamad Al Thani said: “Today we face common challenges and work together to ensure the protection of players, the masses and all members of the Olympic family ... the Tokyo 2020 Games are a source of hope for all of us, we look forward to a time when the world goes beyond this crisis and emerges from it more powerful”.