Doha, Qatar: The countdown has begun with just 50 days until the inaugural World Aquatics Championships kick off in the Middle East.
Doha is gearing up to host 2,600 elite athletes hailing from nearly 190 countries who will engage in a thrilling showcase of aquatic sports from February 2 to 18, 2024. The city is also eagerly anticipating the arrival of thousands of fans from across the globe to witness this major sporting spectacle.
Expressing his enthusiasm for this significant milestone, HE Jassim bin Rashid Al-buainain, Vice President of the Local Organizing Committee of the World Aquatics Championships - Doha 2024, stated:
"Qatar takes center stage in the world of aquatic sports, and we are thrilled to be the first Middle Eastern destination for this prestigious event. We are fully prepared to welcome athletes and spectators alike, orchestrating an exhilarating celebration of aquatic excellence like no other."
"Hosting the World Aquatics Championships presents a new opportunity to showcase Qatar's prowess in organizing major sporting events. We are confident that the championships will leave a lasting legacy for the youth of our region, solidifying Qatar's status as an exceptional sports destination in aquatic sports and beyond."
The captivating mascots, 'Nahim' and 'Mayfara', of the World Aquatics Championship – Doha 2024, recently made their debut at Old Doha Port, one of the event's three competition venues alongside Aspire Dome and Hamad Aquatic Center.
"Nahim," representing the gentle whale shark prevalent in Qatar's waters, symbolizes the nation's environment and cultural ties. Meanwhile, "Mayfara" embodies the vibrancy and diversity of coral reefs, reflecting Qatar's welcoming culture. Both mascots aim to promote environmental conservation and sustainability, inspiring unity towards a brighter future.
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