Aspetar, Aspire Zone, QAF sign medical co-operation agreement
January 18 2021 11:54 PM
The agreement was signed by Aspetar Director General and AZF CEO Mohamed Khalifa al-Suwaidi (second from right) and Qatar Athletics Federation (QAF) President Dr Thani Abdulrahman al-Kuwari (third from left) in the presence of QAF and Aspetar officials, and Qatari athletics stars Abderrahman Samba (fourth from left), Abubakar Haidar (fourth from right) and Ashraf al-Saifi (third from right).

By Sports Reporter/Doha

Aspetar and the Qatar Athletics Federation (QAF) have signed a co-operation agreement, under which Qatari athletes will benefit from Aspetar’s outstanding medical services, the latest scientific research and sports science, as well as using Aspire Zone facilities.
The agreement was signed Monday by Aspetar Director General and Aspire Zone Foundation CEO Mohamed Khalifa al-Suwaidi, and QAF President Dr Thani Abdulrahman al-Kuwari.
At the opening of the signing ceremony at Aspetar, al-Suwaidi said, “We are proud of the successes achieved by Qatar athletics in international competition. This agreement will serve Qatar’s sport by conducting a full comprehensive medical test for athletes pre-, during and post-competitions, providing them with comprehensive medical support and use of Aspire Zone facilities to serve Qatar’s sport and athletics.
“We are always pleased to collaborate with Qatar athletics Federation for the service of sport and performance, and we are very pleased to co-operate with a such distinguished associations such as the Qatar Athletics Federation and our wishes to Qatar athletics Stars to reach the podiums at the Tokyo Olympics.”
Dr al-Kuwari explained that this agreement will be very useful for Qatari sport, pointing out that co-operation with Aspetar has continued for years, and that Qatari athletics will be participating in many competitions, including the Diamond League – Doha round at the end of May this year, and the Tokyo Olympic Games.
“We are proud to have a such medical landmark in Qatar, and with its international achievements, Aspetar is one of the most prestigious centres of sports medicine, accredited by the International Olympic Committee. Aspetar contributed to enhancing the reputation of Qatari sports by providing high-level medical services, which has prompted many international sports stars to choose Aspetar as the best destination for treatment and preparation, and we at the Qatar Athletics Federation seek to benefit from it in developing the capabilities of our athletes and improving recent years’ achievements,” said Dr al-Kuwari.
The signing ceremony was attended by senior QAF and Aspetar officials, and a number of Qatari athletics stars led by Abderrahman Samba, Abubakar Haidar and Ashraf al-Saifi, while world and Olympic champion Mutaz Barsham missed the ceremony because of his presence in a preparatory camp outside the country.
Under the signed agreement, Qatari athletics stars will benefit from comprehensive medical support leading up to the Tokyo Olympics.
Aspetar was the official medical provider of the 2019 IAAF World Athletics Championships, where it was highly praised by many sports officials locally and internationally. Aspetar attracts many of the world’s athletics stars both for treatment and medical advice, thanks to the world hospital’s distinctive approach to the treatment of athletes.

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