Qatar take part in opening ceremony in Vienna
19 Mar 2017 - 0:35
Vienna: The opening ceremony of the 11th Special Olympics World Winter Games Austria 2017 was held yesterday with the participation of 2700 athletes representing 107 countries in Vienna.
Qatar participated in the ceremony with a delegation headed by Executive Director of Qatar Special Olympics Amir Al Mulla.
The delegation also includes four players - Khalifa Al Dosari, Hamad Jaber Al Bahih, Abdullah Nasser Al Mannai and Saud Al Sulaiti along with the coaches Ali Hdaib, Hatem Bedier. Khalifa Al Dosari will start the competition with the 500m Speed Skating preliminary at the Ice Hall Liebenau in Graz city.
Dosari's team-mate Hamad Al Bahih will compete in the 100m speed skating.
Meanwhile, Abdullah Nasser Al Mannai and Saud Al Sulaiti are starting the competition with the 200m Snowshoeing preliminary in the city of Ramsau.
The Qatari team did an extensive preparation for the event hoping to impress in the global sporting spectacle which will conclude on March 25.