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Volunteers on right track ahead of IAAF World Athletics Championships

Date : 15 Jul 2019

Doha, Qatar, July 15, 2019: Volunteers from different communities in Qatar are getting familiarised with all things Doha, broadening their knowledge of the capital city as they get ready to welcome athletics fans from across the world.

Doha is ready to welcome over 2,000 athletes from 213 countries to compete over 10 days at Khalifa International Stadium from September 27 to October 6 as the whole country prepares for the IAAF World Athletics Championships Doha 2019.

As part of its Volunteer Programme, the Local Organising Committee of IAAF Doha 2019 arranged a tour for the volunteers to the Doha Metro Qatar, part of Qatar Rail.

They were introduced to the services the project provides the public in Qatar and they learned more about their roles and responsibilities at the event, with many spectators and visitors to Qatar expected to use the newly introduced transport service during the competition.

The Chairman of the Administrative and Financial Support Committee of the Local Organising Committee, Nassir Al Sulaiti, said: “Volunteers are the artery of the championships and the tour is a simple reward we gave them for their support at the Asian Athletics Championships which was held in April.”

He added: “The Volunteers Programme has been completed after the great registration and the numbers exceeded our expectation as it reached 3,450. They have undergone a series of training sessions to define their skills and abilities. They are super excited to work with us to stage an exceptional event, an event which again proves our country as a global sports hub.”

Philippine volunteer Daisy Blantak described her involvement as “a wonderful experience” while Sri Lanka’s Primagaini Kumar said: “I am very proud that I will be part of this great Championships.”

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