SOP 2019 to have five finals for boys at Aspire Dome Apr 16, 2019 0 720 12345 Tribune News NetworkDOHAThe School Olympic Program (SOP) is all set for a thrilling finish, with boys’ teams gearing up to vie for top honours in five disciplines at state-of-the-art Aspire Dome on Thursday.The details of event were revealed by Qatar Sports Federation (QSF) Secretary-General Ali Al Hitmi at a press conference at Al Bidda Tower. Abdulrahman al Muftah, Executive Director of QSF, and Dr. Salah Salem, QSL Technical Expert, were also present. Hitmi informed that the boys teams will fight for titles of football, basketball, volleyball, gymnastics and tennis during Thursday’s finals.“Our preparations are on track and we are looking forward to providing best facilities to the competing teams. We wish success to all the competing students,” Al Hitmi told the press conference. “We will be back at Aspire Dome for the finals. We want to thank Aspire for their cooperation which is playing a key role in success of the Olympic program,” said Hitmi. He pointed out that (SOP) is one of the successful programs that serve sports in general and school sports in particular. “The Olympic program has huge importance and it receives great attention from the officials of the Qatar Olympic Committee under the chairmanship of His Excellency Sheikh Joaan bin Hamad al Thani. One of the important objectives of the program is to establish the principle of sport for all,” he said. Hitmi said the organising committee was expecting a full house, saying invitations have also been sent to dignitaries. “We are set to make it a big event. The invitation has been extended to everyone, including the Ministry of Education, Higher Education and the Qatar Olympic Committee. We have also invited a delegation of UNESCO in Doha to attend the finals and get the experience of the Olympic program,” said Hitmi. Meanwhile, Muftah said the SOP provides a very good opportunity to students to show their skills. “This SOP is a huge advantage for schoolchildren. It gives them a platform to show their talent,” he said. “We will leave no stone unturned in making the finals a huge success. The SOP has achieved a lot of success. This year we saw more participants and the level of competition has also raised,” he added. Muftah also thanked Aspire for their support in holding the event. “Aspire Academy is one of the most important sports institutions in the country. It contributes to the discovery of talent. It is not only that as it always raises a slogan that actually appeared today as a dream and a star tomorrow, and Aspire has presented us with many stars in various games,” he said. On his part, Dr. Salem said Aspire plays an important role in the success of the finals. “We are very fortunate to partner with Aspire, where the Academy’s excellent facilities and good playgrounds help students to offer their best levels,” he said. “Aspire Academy has many scouts who contribute to the discovery of talent in various games and the work of different federations, which is important for the program,” he added.UNESCO delegation to witness the action on April 18 Pages 123 RELATED ARTICLES Quarter-final curse looms as Barca look to clear hurdle Apr 16, 2019 0 559 Goffin advances to 2nd round at Monte-Carlo Masters, birthday boy Shapovalov out Apr 16, 2019 0 283 Smith, Warner recalled for Australia’s World Cup defence Apr 16, 2019 0 232 Pant left out, India pick Karthik and Rahul for World Cup Reuters MUMBAI Veteran Dinesh Karthik pipped young Rishabh Pant to the second wicketkeeper’s spot in India’s World Cup squad on Monday and all-rounder Vijay Shankar also made the cut. There was not much suspense hanging .. Qatar SC, Muaither to clash in QSL playoff on Wednesday The Qatar Stars League announced its final match of the 2018-19 season, the Play-Off that will pit the QNB Stars League’s 11th-placed team Qatar SC against Second Division runners-up Muaither SC for a berth in next ..