Doha, 19 January 2021 - Aspetar and the Qatar Athletics Federation have signed a cooperation agreement. Qatari athletes will benefit from Aspetar’s outstanding medical services, the latest scientific research, and sports science using Aspire Zone facilities.
The agreement was signed at Aspetar by the Director-General of Aspetar, and CEO of Aspire Zone Foundation Mohammed Khalifa Al Suwaidi, and President of Qatar Athletics Federation Dr. Thani Abdulrahman Al Kuwari. The signing ceremony was attended by senior officials of the Qatar Athletics Federation, Aspetar officials, and several Qatari athletics stars led by Samba, Abubakar Haidar, and Ashraf Al Saifi.
Under the agreement, Qatari athletics stars will benefit from comprehensive medical support leading up to the Tokyo Olympics, where the Qatari elite aspires to confirm their progress, especially after the successful organisation of the 2019 IAAF World Athletics Championships and the positive results achieved during this tournament.
Commenting on the agreement, Al Suwaidi said: “We are proud of the successes achieved by Qatar Athletics in international competition. This agreement will serve Qatar’s sport by conducting a fully comprehensive medical test for athletes pre, during and post competitions, providing them with comprehensive medical support and using Aspire Zone facilities to serve Qatar’s sport and athletics.”
“We are always pleased to collaborate with Qatar Athletics Federation for the service of sport and performance. We are very pleased to cooperate with such distinguished associations such as the Qatar Athletics Federation, and our wish is for Qatar athletics stars to reach the podiums at the Tokyo Olympics,” added Al Suwaidi.
Dr. Al Kuwari said the agreement would be useful for Qatari sport, pointing out that cooperation with Aspetar has been going on for years. He noted that Qatar would participate in many competitions, including the Diamond League - Doha round at the end of May this year and the Tokyo 2020 Olympic Games to be held next summer.
Aspetar was the official medical provider of the 2019 IAAF World Athletics Championships, where it was highly praised by many sports officials locally and internationally. Aspetar attracts many of the world’s athletics stars both for treatment and medical advice, thanks to the world hospital’s distinctive approach to athletes’ treatment.