Doha, 20 November 2023 - The ISSF World Cup Final (Rifle-Pistole-Shotgun), organized by the Qatar Shooting and Archery Association under the auspices of the Qatar Olympic Committee, kicked off in Doha.
The opening ceremony took place under the theme "Sport for Peace," emphasizing peace and focusing on what unites people. The ceremony began with the Qatari national anthem and the recitation of verses from the Holy Quran. A promotional video about the championship and the promotion of shooting sports in Qatar was presented, followed by a Qatari cultural presentation titled "Diving for Pearls."
The event also featured a video showcasing the journey to the championship finals and the qualification stages of the champions through participation in various international shooting competitions held in Morocco, Indonesia, Egypt, Qatar, India, and Cyprus. Additionally, the ceremony highlighted the names and flags of the participating countries.
The opening ceremony, held in Lusail, was attended by HE Second Vice President of the Qatar Olympic Committee Dr. Thani bin Abdulrahman Al Kuwari, President of the International Shooting Sport Federation (ISSF) Luciano Rossi, President of the Asian Shooting Confederation Sheikh Salman Al-Humoud Al-Sabah, and President of the Qatar Shooting and Archery Association Dr. Meshal Ibrahim Al Nasr, who is the head of the organizing committee of the championship, along with various sports figures and participating delegations.
President of the Qatar Shooting and Archery Association and the head of the organizing committee, Dr. Meshal Ibrahim Al Nasr, welcomed the presidents of continental federations.
During his opening speech, he welcomed the participants and shooters who will participate in this major sporting event, bringing together champions of various shooting competitions.
He emphasized that hosting this championship reflects the commitment of the federation to Qatar's vision and the strategy of the Qatar Olympic Committee, aiming to be a pioneering nation that unites the world through sustainable sports development.