Organisers declare free access to ANOC World Beach Games

Doha, The organisers of the inaugural ANOC World Beach Games, also known as Qatar 2019, has announced that the event will be free entry and open to everyone to attend.

The five-day ANOC World Beach Games, also known as Qatar 2019, will kick off with a spectacular opening ceremony at the Beach side of the Katara Cultural Village in Doha on October 12.

Holding for the first-time ever, Qatar 2019 promises to be fun-filled, relaxing and entertaining besides being a competition for the entire family.

More than 1,200 athletes from 97 NOCs, representing all the five continents, will be competing in 14 disciplines across 13 sports during the competition which takes place at four venues Katara Cultural Village, Aspire Zone, Al Gharaffa Stadium and Ritz Carlton Hotel in Doha.

Featured sports include aquathlon, 3X3 basketball, climbing bouldering, beach handball, karate kata individual, kitefoil racing, skateboarding, beach soccer, open water 5km swimming, beach tennis, beach volleyball 4X4, waterski, wakeboard and beach wrestling.

As per the schedule, aquathlon, 3X3 basketball, karate kata individual, kitefoil racing, beach soccer, open water 5km swimming, beach tennis and beach wrestling will all take place at Katara Beach while Al Gharafa will be the venue for beach handball and beach volleyball 4X4. Climbing bouldering and skateboarding, on the other hand, will be hosted at Aspire Park and Ritz Carlton Canal will take care of the waterski and wakeboard events.

Commenting on the gesture, Sheikha Asma Al Thani, Director of Marketing and Ceremonies for Qatar 2019, said: We are happy to offer everyone the opportunity of getting involved in the competition in one way or the other and it is a pleasure for us to declare this historical event free-entry. ANOC World Beach Games Qatar 2019 is a unique event and this is the first time an event of this magnitude that combines all the beach sports together is being held. This is a competition for the entire family and I believe the fans will come out in large numbers to cheer their darling teams while at the same time enjoy themselves on the beautiful beaches in Doha.”

ANOC World Beach Games Qatar 2019 will be held from October 12 to 16 in Doha.

Source: Qatar Olympic Committee