Qatar National Library Hosts Event on the Legacy of the FIFA World Cup
In celebration of Qatar National Sport Day, Qatar National Library hosted a special panel discussion on 12 February that explored the golden age of Qatari football and showcased the achievements of the pioneers of the sport, as well as highlighting the artists and authors who documented the national identity through their works.
The event provided a unique perspective on the history of Qatari football and the successful hosting of the FIFA World Cup Qatar 2022™. The speakers at the event included His Excellency Sheikh Dr. Thani bin Ali Al Thani, Vice President of the Qatar Bar Association and Chairman of the Editorial Board of the Atlas of the FIFA World Cup Qatar 2022 , former national team player and Qatar 2022 Legacy Ambassador Ibrahim Khalfan, football collectors Majed Al Shuqairi and Ahmed Al Kuwari, and Dr. Buthaina Al-Ansari, Strategic Development and Human Resources Advisor and author of Countdown-Qatar FIFA World Cup 2022.
Aysha Al-Ansari, Head of the Heritage Collection at Qatar National Library said, "At Qatar National Library, we believe in preserving and sharing our cultural heritage and the impact it has on our nation. The legacy of the FIFA World Cup Qatar 2022™ and its influence on Qatari culture is immeasurable, and we are honored to bring together a panel of experts to share their insights and perspectives on this historic event."
The hosting of the FIFA World Cup Qatar 2022™ established Qatar as a leading destination for sports and cultural events. The Library plays a vital role in building a lasting legacy for the country, by preserving and sharing the rich history and cultural heritage that surrounded this historic event.
Through events such as the panel discussion, the Library supports the ongoing efforts to showcase Qatar's cultural heritage to the world and share the lessons learned from the successful hosting of the World Cup. By fostering a deep appreciation for the country's history, traditions and achievements, the Library helps to build a foundation for future generations to continue to shape the legacy of Qatar.
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