Posts made in February, 2015

Doha’s Laborers Seek Sporting Grounds

Posted on Feb 11, 2015 in Articles, Featured Articles | 0 comments

Doha’s Laborers Seek Sporting Grounds

Migrant workers make for some of Qatar's most ardent sports fans. They spend their weekdays building stadiums, but they cannot actually play in them. Despite the challenges, these amateur athletes find a way to get their fix. By Malak Monir The field is alive with sound: the sharp crack of ball hitting bat, the shouts and taunts of players, and the cheers of spectators. All of it underscored by the deep, drum-like beat of plastic bottles clapped against hands. The rubble-strewn remains of what was once a house are now teeming with color. Men in brightly colored shirts stake out pieces of the field. There are at least half a dozen games of cricket going on at once, a...

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Qatar’s Planned 2022 FIFA World Cup Stadiums

Posted on Feb 11, 2015 in Featured Articles, Statistics | 0 comments

Qatar’s Planned 2022 FIFA World Cup Stadiums

Extravagant football stadiums are popping up all over Qatar in preparation for the 2022 FIFA World Cup and are the first of their kind in the Middle East. By Youmna Al-Gailey Twelve stadiums will be used for the 2022 FIFA World Cup. Out of the 12, three currently exist and are being renovated, while nine are being constructed. The stadiums' total construction and renovation budget is approximately USD 3billion. Data for this interactive map was retrieved from the 2022 FIFA World Cup Bid Evaluation...

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The Paralympians of Qatar

Posted on Feb 9, 2015 in Featured Articles, Videos | 0 comments

The Paralympians of Qatar

As part of its development strategy, Qatar is trying to encourage its population to engage in sports, and people with special needs have not been excluded. In this video Tamador Al Sulaiti and Noor Al-Thani report on the opportunities and challenges disabled athletes face in Qatar. By Tamador Al Sulaiti & Noor Al-Thani      

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