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FIDE WORLD CHESS RAPID & BLITZ CHAMPIONSHIPS DOHA 2016  

Join us in Doha 2016 at the FIDE World Chess Championships.

The State of Qatar hosts the World Chess Championships organized by the FIDE, QATAR OLYMPIC COMMITTEE and QATAR CHESS ASSOCIATION in Doha, 25-31 December 2016. 
 
Doha will host around more than 400 players from 75 countries and more than 5700 participants from national federations, delegations, technicians and journalists in addition to around 30,000 fans and millions of spectators from all over the world.

Sport Vision - Doha: a World Sports Hub!

The vision of HH Sheikh Tamim bin Hamad Al Thani, the Emir, aimed at making the sport lifestyle by creating a productive generation able to hoist Qatar’s name higher at several sport and coronation podiums Said by HE Seikh Joaan bin Hamad bin Khalifa Al Thani, President of Qatar Olympic Committee.
 
In line with Qatar National Vision, Qatar has been contributing in the promotion of sport in the world and in using it as means of communication and of strengthening ties between different nations and peoples by hosting multiple regional and international sports events in recent years. This led the sport infrastructure to being comprehensively and increasingly developed, allowing Qatar to become an international sport hub.
In recent years, Qatar proved the exceptional ability and outstanding facilities to host hundreds of international and regional sports events. In the coming few years, Qatar will be hosting many world class events along with the UCI RWC 2016; such as World Bowling Championships 2016, World Artistic Gymnastics Championships 2018, Athletics World Championships 2019, and FIFA World Cup 2022.