Qatar To Host 2019 ANOC World Beach Games
By Taruka Srivastav | June 14, 2019
The Association of National Olympic Committees (ANOC) has announced that the 2019 ANOC World Beach Games will be hosted by the Qatar Olympic Committee.
The Qatar government has provided ANOC with financial guarantees and has a proven track-record in successfully hosting international events, including world championships in swimming, handball, gymnastics and cycling.
The event was originally slated to take place in San Diego, California,. which withdrew as the host in May.
ANOC Secretary General Gunilla Lindberg said: “Work has been continuing to ensure our inaugural ANOC World Beach Games is a universal, elite event, with more world-class athletes from around the world qualifying every week. The Games was conceived with the needs of NOCs and athletes in mind, and ANOC is in no doubt that the decision to relocate the inaugural edition to Qatar makes prudent financial and sporting sense.
“We are delighted to have established a partnership with the highly experienced team at the Qatar Olympic Committee, backed up with the enthusiastic support of the Qatar government.”