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Qatar at the Olympics

Qatar at the Olympic Games

Flag of Qatar
IOC code  QAT
NOC Qatar Olympic Committee
Website www.olympic.qa/en (English) (Arabic)
Olympic history
Summer Games

Qatar has competed in 7 Summer Olympic Games. They have never competed in the Winter Olympic Games. They have so far won 4 bronze medals.

Following the 2008 Summer Olympics, Qatar was, along with Saudi Arabia and Brunei, one of only three countries to never have sent a female athlete to the Olympic Games. The International Olympic Committee in 2010 announced it would "press" these countries to allow and facilitate women's participation, and shortly thereafter the Qatar Olympic Committee announced that it "hoped to send up to four female athletes in shooting and fencing" to the 2012 Summer Games in London.[1][2] The country ultimately included four female athletes in its delegation.[3]

The Qatar Olympic Committee was formed in 1979 and recognized by the IOC in 1980.[4]

Contents

  • List of medalists 1
  • See also 2
  • References 3
  • External links 4

List of medalists

See also

References

  1. ^ "Qatar decision to send female athletes to London 2012 increases pressure on Saudi Arabia", Inside the Games, July 1, 2010
  2. ^ "Inside Lines: Protests at 2012 if Saudis say 'no girls allowed'", The Independent, July 4, 2010
  3. ^ "London 2012 Olympics: Saudi Arabian women to compete", BBC, 12 July 2012
  4. ^

External links

  • "Qatar using black gold to tap into top performers", The Guardian, December 13, 2005 (on Olympic competitors from various countries switching to Qatari citizenship)
  • home page


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