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February 20, 2016

Li Ling Improves Asian Pole Vault Record to 4.70m- Day 1 Asian Indoors

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Li Ling Improves Asian Pole Vault Record to 4.70m Another of the evening’s standout performances came in the women’s pole vault where it was China’s Li Ling who dominated. After winning the competition at 4.40m, she added first attempt clearances at 4.50m,… Read More
Feb 19, 2016 3835

Day 2 Preview - 7th Asian Indoor Championships

2016-02-19 - Day 2 Preview - 7th Asian Indoor Championships Seven titles will be up for grabs on day two of the 7th Asian Indoor Championships on Saturday (20 Feb) with Olympic triple jump champion Olga Rypakova commanding much of the spotlight. The… Read More
Feb 18, 2016 3303

Doha to stage best ever Asian Indoor Athletics Championship says Dahlan Al-Hamad

Feb 18, 2016 – Doha. Speaking to a large gathering of journalists on the eve of the 7th AAA Asian Indoor Athletics Championships, Asian Athletics Association (AAA) and Qatar Athletics Federation President Major General Dahlan Al Hamad didn't mince words about… Read More
Feb 17, 2016 2618

84th Asian Athletics Association Council Meeting Doha

Asian Athletics Association Council Meeting begins – IAAF President Lord Coe, QOC Secretary General Dr. Al Kuwari and AAA President Al Hamad officially opened the two-day meeting Doha, 17 Feb 2016 - International Association of Athletics Federations President… Read More
Feb 10, 2016 3429

Olympic gold medallist Olga Rypakova and World Indoors champion Mutaz Barshim lead Asian Indoor Championships’ stellar line-up 

Doha, 10 Feb 2016 - The reigning triple jump Olympic champion, a 2014 World Indoors gold medallist and the winners of 14 disciplines from the previous edition of the Asian Athletics Association’s flagship indoor competition, may be found among the list of 432… Read More
Feb 03, 2016 2207

Musaeb Abdulrahman Balla eyes Asian Indoors glory and record

Doha, 3 Feb 2016 - 2015 had been outstanding for Musaeb Abdulrahman Balla, but it seems that the best is yet to come for the 26-year-old Qatari middle-distance runner. The 800m reigning Asian indoor and outdoor champion has high hopes for 2016, starting from… Read More
Jan 19, 2016 3491

Records are expected to tumble in Doha’s 2016 Asian Indoor Championships

Doha, 19.01.2016 - With exactly one month remaining until the multi-event athletes will set foot in Doha’s magnificent Aspire Dome arena for the Women’s Pentathlon 60m Hurdles heats, to commence the 7th Asian Indoor Athletics Championships action, quite a lot… Read More
Dec 21, 2015 2456

Qatar pledges to organise a memorable sporting event at the 7th Asian Indoor Athletics Championships

Mutaz Barshim to lead Qatar team’s quest to thrive Doha 21.12.2015 - Qatar vigorously prepares to dynamically enter the 2016 athletics season with yet another prestigious international event, the 7th Asian Indoor Athletics Championships, staged on its soil,… Read More

Asian Athletics Association Council Meeting begins – IAAF President Lord Coe, QOC Secretary General Dr. Al Kuwari and AAA President Al Hamad officially opened the two-day meeting

Doha, 17 Feb 2016 - International Association of Athletics Federations President Lord Sebastian Coe, Qatar Olympic Committee Secretary General Dr. Thani Abdulrahman Al Kuwari and Asian Athletics Association (AAA) President Major General Dahlan Al Hamad formally opened the AAA Council Meeting at the Wyndham Grand Regency on Wednesday.

The two-day meeting, held in the lead-up to the 7th Asian Indoor Athletics Championships at the Aspire Academy, is expected to make several key decisions pertaining to the future of the sport in the continent.

Lord Coe, addressing the council, gave Doha his vote of confidence in delivering a memorable indoor competition.

“I’m pleased to be here on this very auspicious occasion. It’s no happy accident that Doha is once again organising a continental event. A lot of thought and effort has gone into its organisation and I appreciate the Qatar Athletics Federation for it.

“In just a few months, the international athletics family will be back in the city for the formal launch of the 2016 Diamond League series. I wish everyone the best for the challenges ahead,” he said.

Dr. Thani, in his opening remarks, welcomed the elite Asian athletes back to the country.

“It’s an honour for Doha to be hosting another prestigious athletics championships. We’re looking forward to welcoming everyone back to the venue that six years ago hosted the IAAF World Indoor Championships,” he said.

“Qatar is fully committed to developing athletics at every level. Hosting events like this, as well as our annual Diamond League meeting, help us to showcase the very best of the sport to new audiences and inspire new athletes. We hope that hosting the 2019 IAAF Worlds in Doha will take this to another level. It will be a very proud moment in Qatar’s history to host athletics’ flagship event for the first time in the Middle East,” he added.

Dr. Thani continued by saying he hopes that hosting the Doha 2019 World Championships will leave a lasting legacy across the Middle East.

“It is our aim to use the event to capture the attention of the whole region - connecting more young people to athletics at a grassroots level, empowering more young females to realise their potential and creating more sporting heroes in the years to come. Champion athletes like Mutaz Barshim are already helping young athletes across our country to see that with hard work, anything is possible.” said the top official.

Al Hamad, who also heads the Qatar Athletics Federation, said he was pleased with how the Asian Indoors was shaping up.

“We have always worked hard to bring the best competitions to Qatar. This year, we have a record number of countries and athletes taking part. We’re proud to welcome them to Qatar for a second time. I hope they’ll all do well and set new benchmarks for our sport,” said Dahlan.