5 Things to do on National Sports Day in Education City

Jiwon Seo, Staff Reporter

National Sports Day is tomorrow! Due to the pandemic, the activities are looking different than usual, but the spirit is the same.

Qatar has celebrated the National Sports Day on the second Tuesday of February annually since 2012. The national holiday supports the sports vision of the Qatar National Vision 2030. On this day, residents of Qatar are encouraged to participate in physical activities and events that are taking place in all parts of the country.

However, tomorrow’s holiday will look different. As the pandemic continues, the National Sports Day Committee has released a statement announcing that only individual sports activities are allowed this year, such as running, swimming, and cycling.

Regardless, here are several ways to celebrate National Sports Day in Education City, safely.

Take a Walk or Go for a Jog at Oxygen Park

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Summer is fast approaching, and this is a great way to enjoy the breezy weather while it lasts. Take the time to go for a walk or a jog at Oxygen Park with your music. Remember, the government recommends you maintain a 1.5 m physical distance from others.

Rent a Bike at the Awsaj Recreation Center

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Another way to enjoy the nice weather is to rent a bike at Awsaj Recreation Center on National Sports Day between 6 a.m. to 9:45 p.m.  No registration is needed. Upon arrival, present your Qatar Foundation identification card and pick out a bike and a helmet. Users must stay on a specific bike route in the vicinity of the center.

Go for a Swim at the Outdoor Pool in Education City Clubhouse

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Education City Clubhouse is a three minute walk from Lulu Express. Take the Lulu shuttle from either Education City Male Housing or Female Housing between 4 p.m. to 10 p.m. every hour and then walk. If you’re a member of Qatar Foundation, the activity is free of charge. But keep in mind the outdoor pool is being kept at 30% capacity due to COVID-19 restrictions.

Participate in an Online Chess Tournament Hosted by Qatar National Library

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The Qatar National Library is hosting an online chess tournament using Chess.com. The event is from 8 a.m. to 8 p.m. Register here to participate.

Check Out Virtual Activities and Health and Fitness Talks Offered by Qatar Foundation

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QF has decided to bring National Sports Day to you! They are offering various virtual activities and health and fitness talks. The virtual events start at 8 a.m. and end at 2:25 p.m. However, there are some activities that require pre-registration, so make sure to check using the Education City application.



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