Doha: With three days left for the 7th FIG World Challenge Cup Artistic Gymnastics, ticket distribution has picked up pace at some of the leading malls of the city, organisers of the event informed here yesterday.
The three-day championship, organised by Qatar Gymnastics Federation, will be contested by around 200 gymnasts from 37 countries and held at Aspire Academy Dome. The Marketing Committee for the championship has contacted some of the commercial centres in city to promote the championship among a wide section of people in Qatar.
Abdul Rahman, an official of the 7th FIG World Challenge Cup Artistic Gymnastics organising committee said: “Free tickets are being distributed from the designated stall set up at City Centre and Villagio. The spectators are also eligible to win prizes in the lucky draw which will be held by the Organising Committee and the Marketing Committee for the championship.”
The organisers have been promoting the championship in a big way in all the leading universities of Qatar, the official said. “The plan we have developed is to target the largest possible audience. We aim to make the championship a memorable one for all gymnastics fans. The organisers will also hand free tickets to Dhreima (Qatar Foundation for the care of Dhreima) community center and also with special needs.
“We belief in the importance of these groups in our society so that they continue to come and support sporting events that take place in Qatar, said Rahman.
“I can say that this championship will be a distinct one as the Marketing Committee is trying as much as possible to attract a large turnout for the championship,” he added. The organisers have made special arrangements for families and have planned special programmes for children and adults.
“Special places have been marked for families and people with special needs for the aid and comfort of these people. The organisers have sent out invitations to different embassies in Qatar participating in the championship. The Members of the Spectators Committee have approached many schools.
“Invitations has been sent to many schools and a few school students will be attending the championship. The goal is not just attendance, but also want our students should know more about gymnastics and gained something after watching all the world champions in action at the championship. The Armenia and Brazil are the first teams to arrive in Doha.The Peninsula