Olympic Museum building to open next year

The new building of the 3-2-1 Qatar Olympic and Sports Museum will officially open next year, Arabic daily Al Sharq reported.

Ahead of its opening, the museum is reaching out to residents through temporary shows in venues around Doha. Themes centre around the cultural phenomenon of sport and include the Olympic Games, as well local and international games that occur in Qatar.

This museum will demonstrate to the world that sport and Qatar are intrinsically linked. It will be packed full of interactive exhibits, inspiring objects and unique activity areas that generate a spirit of participation.

As well as promoting the positive value of sport, it will showcase the origins, development and significance of sports culture within Qatar and beyond.

The museum showcases its collection in other parts of the world to create discussion and arranges global conferences on topical issues, such as doping and women in sport. It recently held a competition for amateur sports photographers and helped set up Run the World – a sports festival for the Qatari youth.

Source: The Peninsula