Doha, 1 October 2020 - Qatar Olympic Academy (QOA) announced the agenda of its courses and programs for 2021, which will start on January 3 and continue till December 16. The 2021 agenda includes a variety of 21 programs, courses and workshops, accredited by a number of international and continental bodies, foremost among which is the Olympic Solidarity Commission of the International Olympic Committee. The Academy's programs will include postgraduate programs, Olympic education workshops, training and management programs in the sports field and sports psychologist preparation, in addition to various courses in many sports and Olympic fields. The Academy is keen on diversifying its agenda every year in order to reach the largest segment of those interested and to achieve its goals aiming at spreading sports and Olympic culture in the State of Qatar and abroad. Its agenda includes a master's program in sports law for the fourth year in a row, which is one of the strongest programs in the region in general. The agenda also includes the launch of the tenth edition of the advanced diploma for management of Olympic sports institutions, accredited by the International Olympic Committee, as well as a number of Olympic education workshops. On the other hand, the courses covers many fields, such as media, law, management and planning, psychology and others. The distance learning system has been adopted in a number of agenda programs. The system achieved a great success and an unparalleled turnout, therefore, the Academy decided to adopt it for many courses in order to provide an opportunity for those wishing to join the course but unable to attend. Executive Director of Qatar Olympic Academy Saif Mohammed Al Nuaimi underlined the keenness of the Academy on diversifying the agenda every year to contain many programs that focus on the benefit of the sports community and those interested in the field of rehabilitation and sports science in its various fields, in addition to the Academy's interest and focus on educating the community about the Olympic and sports culture, which is one of the most important goals of the Academy. Al Nuaimi noted that a number of programs and courses will be taught through the distance learning system using the Microsoft Teams program, following the great success of this method of learning during the past period after the outbreak of the coronavirus pandemic and the application of the health precautions and social distancing in all official headquarters in the state, including educational institutions. For his part, Head of the Sports Development Department and Director of the Sports Management Program accredited to the International Olympic Committee, Dr. Ali Abdulrahman Al Bakri, underlined that Qatar Olympic Committee always strives to provide distinguished programs and sciences that benefit the sports system in particular and the whole society in general. Dr. Al Bakri noted that the Academy started in recent years offering intensive and specialized courses in the sports field in cooperation with the International Olympic Committee. The beginning was with the Arab Trainers Program at the foundation level, and then the advanced level, in addition to the sports psychologist preparation program (in both theoretical and applied parts) in cooperation with Qatar University. These programs constituted a great and strong addition to those working in the sports community and to preparing professional sports cadres in all sports disciplines.