Qatar made sports history in 2010 when it became the first Middle Eastern and Arab country to win the bid to host the FIFA World Cup. Already a passionate nation for sports – having hosted many international tournaments over the years, including the 15th Asian Games in 2006 – Qatar will completely transform itself once again to welcome the world's greatest sporting event in 2022!
As expected, football is one of Qatar's favorite sports. There are 20 club teams in Qatar – 12 playing in the country's top league, and the others playing in a lower division. In spite of its size, Qatar's national football team is among FIFA's top 100 ranking.
Besides soccer, Qataris practice a great variety of sports, ranging from those with traditional roots, such as falconry and horse racing, to the world's favorite games, such as football and tennis.Qatar has taken part in the Summer Olympic Games since 1984, and has won two medals.
The Qatar Olympic Committee is responsible for most sporting events and sports promotion in the country.
Qatar has a wide range of special, diversified sport associations and clubs, which is affirmed by the number of federations and clubs available in Qatar, which include:
|Organization Name||Phone Number|
|Qatar Association of Athletics Federation||+974 44944522|
|Qatar Basketball Federation||+974 44944178, 44944171, 44944175|
|Qatar Billiards and Snooker Federation||+974 44356099|
|Qatar Bowling Federation||+974 44944861, 44944884|
|Qatar Boxing Federation||+974 44944265, 44944266, 44944261, 55513551|
|Qatar Chess Association||+974 44944 292, 44944292|
|Qatar Cycling Federation||+974 44475522, 44475837|
|Qatar Fencing Federation||+974 44838391, 44838392|
|Qatar Football Association||+974 44944411|
|Qatar Golf Association||+974 44832677,44832677, 44837809, 44837815|
|Qatar Gymnastics Federation||+974 44943424, 55232835|
|Qatar Handball Association||+974 40326100, 44944100, 44944104|
|Doha Marine Sports Club||+974 44048667|
|Qatar Motor and Motorcycle Federation||+974 44729151|
|Qatar Racing and Equestrian Club||+974 44808122|
|Qatar Sailing & Rowing Federation||+974 44420305|
|Qatar Shooting & Archery Association||+974 44170140, 44794964|
|Qatar Squash Federation||+974 44887671, 44409692|
|Qatar Swimming Federation||+974 44944223|
|Qatar Table Tennis Association||+974 44944194, 44944190|
|Qatar Taekwondo and Judo Federation||+974 44943557, 44932238|
|Qatar Tennis Federation||+974 44409666|
|Qatar Volleyball Association||+974 44944139, 44944143|
|Qatar Weightlifting and Bodybuilding Federation||+974 44944255|
|Qatar Wrestling Federation||+974 44944275, 44944281|