DOHA – Curtains came on the 14th edition competitions of the Schools Olympic Program (SOP) 2020 – 2021 , which was concluded at the headquarters of the Qatar Olympic Committee (QOC) on Monday.

The closing ceremony was attended by the SOP senior organizers , the teaching staff of primary, preparatory and secondary schools and students.

During medal ceremony, top three winners in both teams and individuals categories of the Virtual Marathon from primary, preparatory and secondary schools (boys and girls) were crowned respectively.

In a festive school atmosphere, Sheikh Khalifa bin Khalid Al-Thani, Chairman of the SOP Organizing Committee, Mrs. Sheikha Al Qahtani, member of SOP Organizing Committee and Mr. Abdulrahman Al-Muftah, Executive Director of Qatar School Sports Association crowned the top winners.

In a post-event statement on Monday, Sheikh Khalifa bin Khalid Al-Thani, Chairman of the SOP Organizing Committee said that COVID-19 pandemic has imposed new reality and challenges , forced us to turn into virtual competitions in order to keep everyone safe.

“ We are truly happy to see around 1900 students (boys and girls) from 30 school from different learning stages participated in the Virtual Marathon, which received widescale turnout and made our goals achievable , so we hope this program to be a pillar for us when we host 2030 Asian Games” Added Sheikh Khalifa.

The SOP aims to promote a culture of sport among students and engage the entire community in active and healthy lifestyles while retaining local values and traditions.

Source: Qatar Olympic Committee