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Qatar to host 2011 Pan Arab Games

Qatar to host 2011 Pan Arab Games
January 9, 2009

The Qatar Olympic Committee (QOC) and the Union of Arab National Olympic Committees has awarded QOC the right to host the 12th Pan-Arab Games 2011.

The agreement will be signed in Muscat on the sidelines of the 19th Gulf Cup football tournament and will confirm the quadrennial multi-sport event's first ever hosting by an Arabian Gulf state.

Arab Sports Federation Secretary General Othman Al-Saad said that Qatarâs hosting of the Pan-Arab Games would give the event "more momentum and significance in light of the huge capabilities and world-class sports facilities which Qatar owns."

The 11th edition of the Pan-Arab Games were held in Egypt in November 2007 and saw the participation of some 7,000 athletes and officials from 22 countries and regions.

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