Sheikh Saud honours participants
in fencing seminar
secretary general HE Sheikh Saud bin Abdurrahman witnessed
on Tuesday the awards ceremony of the participants in
a fencing seminar which was organised by the Qatar Fencing
Association with full co-operation from the International
Olympic Solidarity Committee.
president. Mr Michel Brand, technical expert of the International
and Ali bin Haj, technical expert in the Qatar Fencing
Association, gave lectures at the seminar.
Excellency assured that the Qatar Fencing Association
was aiming to boost Qatari fencing talent till it
reached international standards during the coming
years. He also added that this seminar was the first
to be held by the Qatar Fencing Association, and
this would re-evaluate Qatari manpower responsible
for the organisation in the future. HE Sheikh Saud
in addition to being the QNOC secretary general
also happens to be the Qatar Fencing
The ceremony started with a speech by Abdullah Johar al-Ali,
secretary general of the association. Al-Ali thanked the
council members Khalid Ali al-Yazeedi, Adnan Assada, Khalid
al-Abdul Jabbar, Khalid Mohannadi, Fahad al-Mulla, Ahmed
Gamal. HE Sheikh Saud gave graduation certificates to
16 participants in the seminar and also delivered a message
to be conveyed to Ronny Rock of the International Fencing
Association through Mr Brand.
|"The FIE officials
visited Doha in January and inspected all the facilities
and returned satisfied," he said. "We
are indeed happy to host this event which will be
first of its kind in the Middle East." Egypt
had earlier hosted a junior category event.
"We are keen to promote fencing as a sport
HE Sheikh Saud thanked members of the association
for their efforts in holding the seminar, and also
those who had participated in the seminar.