Doha 2030 looks to the future with launch of Youth Working Group

The Doha 2030 Bid Committee today announced its new Youth Working Group, which will

ensure that Asia’s future sports stars, ambassadors and fans are at the very heart of Doha’s

plans for a welcoming and inclusive Asian Games.

The Working Group comprises some of Qatar’s brightest young people, from youth

Olympians to Youth Olympic Games (YOG) ambassadors. Members include Qatar’s gold

medallists in athletics from the Buenos Aires 2018 YOG, Owab Barro (110m hurdles) and

Abdulaziz Mohammed (200m) as well as the Young Ambassador from Buenos Aires 2018

YOG Nada Arkaji, and the Nanjing 2014 YOG, Hannah Albadr. Former Junior Weightlifting

World Champion and Rio 2016 Olympian, Fares Ibrahim, is also among the members. The

full composition of the Working Group can be found below.

The Working Group will lead on the further development of the Doha 2030 Youth Camp – an

important element of the bid’s Project Legacy 21 programme. The Youth Camp will begin

ahead of the Games and be open to young people, male and female, from each of the Asian

NOCs. The camp is intended to promote and improve unity and cooperation among the

Asian countries. The Working Group will advise on the skills development programmes

across culture, sport and education that will be featured in the Youth Camp.

The Working Group will also help to define the role that the young participants would

undertake in the Doha 2030 Athletes’ Village following the conclusion of the Youth Camp. It

is planned that each participant will be trained to understand the needs of elite athletes and

work in the Athletes’ Village to provide a home-away-from-home feel for their participating

nation’s team members.

Doha 2030 CEO HE Jassim Rashid Al-Buenain said:

"Doha 2030 is delighted to have such a diverse, enthusiastic and talented group of young

people supporting our bid. The Youth Working Group has a critical role to play in ensuring

that Doha 2030 truly represents Asia’s young people. In 2030 these young people will be

Asia’s sports stars, volunteers, ambassadors, spectators and fans, and so it is vital that we

deliver a forward-thinking Games that meets the needs and priorities of this modern and

innovative generation.

"We will work with the Youth Working Group to further develop our plans for the Doha

2030 Youth Camp. The Youth Camp will be an important legacy project of Doha 2030 and

will contribute to ensuring the Games promotes unity and inclusivity across Asia."

Each participant in the Youth Camp will gain important life and career opportunities that can

be taken home and harnessed in their own communities – providing an enduring Asia-wide

legacy from Doha 2030.

The full composition of the Working Group is:

Buenos Aires 2018 YOG young ambassador: Nada Arkaji

Nanjing 2014 YOG young ambassador: Hannah Albadr

Buenos Aires 2018 Athletes:

oOwab Barro (Athletics)

oAbdulaziz Mohammed (Athletics)

oAhmed Al hajj (Athletics)

oYaquob Alkhulaifi (Swimming)

oMohammed Al Qashouti (Equestrian)

Nanjing 2014 Athletes:

oHamad Al Qadi (Equestrian)

oNadeen Wehdan (Gymnastics)

oAbdulla Alsunaidi (Shooting – Rifle)

Weightlifting: Fares Ibrahim

For more information visit: www.agdoha2030@qa

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