Qatar Airways to sponsor 12 atheletes

Qatari flag carrier, Qatar Airways, has announced that it will be sponsoring the national team at the Olympic Games this summer.

The Arab state’s contingent of 12 athletes who will be competing across shooting, swimming, table tennis and athletics in London is its biggest ever. Its last medal came in the 2000 Sydney games when Said Saif Asaad won bronze in the weightlifting.

At the signing of the agreement between the organisations in Doha was Qatar Olympic committee secretary general Sheikh Saoud bin Abdulrahman Al Thani and Qatar Airways chief executive officer Akbar Al Baker.

Mr Al Baker said: “The nation should take pride backing our sporting stars and cheer them on.

“At Qatar Airways, we are delighted to lend our support to Team Qatar promising to give them a flying send off to the world’s largest sporting event.”

Qatar Airways operates a fleet of 109 aircraft to 116 destinations across Europe, the Middle East, Africa, Asia Pacific, North America and South America.

Written by Anthony Nicholson

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