Doha, 15 December 2023 - Only 50 days separate aquatic sports fans from the start of the first-ever World Aquatics Championships in the Middle East. Doha, Qatar, is gearing up to host 2,600 of the world's best athletes from nearly 190 countries, who will compete in an atmosphere full of excitement and suspense. The city is also preparing to welcome thousands of fans from around the world to watch this major sporting event, which will take place from February 2 to 18, 2024.
Expressing enthusiasm for this important milestone, His Excellency Mr. Jassim bin Rashid Al-buainain, Vice President of the Local Organizing Committee of the World Aquatics Championships - Doha 2024 stated: "Qatar returns to the world's spotlight, but this time with Aquatic sports. We are delighted that Doha is the first stop for this prestigious event in the Middle East, and we are fully prepared to host athletes and spectators, organizing an exhilarating celebration of Aquatics excellence like no other."
"Hosting the World Championships will be a new opportunity to affirm Qatar's excellence in organizing major sporting events. We are confident that the World Championships will leave a lasting legacy a lasting legacy for our region’s hundreds of millions of young people and solidify Qatar's position as an exceptional sports destination in Aquatic sports and beyond."
"Nahim" and "Mayfara," the captivating mascots of the World Aquatics Championship – Doha 2024, recently debuted at Old Doha Port, one of the event's three competition venues, alongside Aspire Dome and Hamad Aquatic Center. "Nahim," representing the gentle whale shark prevalent in Qatar's waters, symbolizes the nation's environment and cultural ties. Meanwhile, "Mayfara" embodies the vibrancy and diversity of coral reefs, reflecting Qatar's welcoming culture. Both mascots aim to promote environmental conservation and sustainability, inspiring unity towards a brighter future.
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World Aquatics Championships – Doha 2024 is set to include 75 medal events in six Aquatic sports: swimming, artistic swimming, open water swimming, diving, high diving, and water polo across three venues in Doha. This Championship will showcase the world’s very best Aquatics athletes on their journey to world titles and Olympic qualification for Paris 2024 Olympics. World Aquatics Masters Championships - Doha 2024 will provide an ideal setting for the world’s best Aquatics competition for participants from around the world.