Qatar Sports Update—QSI, chaired by Nasser Ghanim Al-Khelaifi, explores the possibility of a new international Padel circuit, which will transform the sport from a local Spanish focus to something genuinely global and transform the professional players who will be treated like elite athletes within an internationally governed and professionally run tour… Professional and amateur Arab athletes will now have easier access to the sport due to this development in recent Qatar sports update.
Qualified Sports International and Al-Khelaifi have been discussing how to expand the sport. Still, no decisions have yet been made regarding the new Professional Padel Association (PPA) and International Padel Federation (FIP). In November, when the Qatar Tennis Squash and Badminton Federation hosted what is primarily regarded as the best-ever padel event, Al-Khelaifi was approached by the players and the Federation to help organize the World Championships in Doha in recent Qatar sports update . Also known as the world padel champion due to his years playing professional tennis, Al-Khelaifi is popular among Paris Saint-Germain (PSG) players, many of whom like the sport.
Qatar’s first Grand Slam of the new global tour under QSI might be staged as early as March 2022, with the rest of the tournaments taking place between 2022 and 2023. In 2024, there could be as many as 30 tournaments with prize money much higher than currently available.
According to a recent study, tennis and squash-based Padel is one of the fastest-growing sports in the world. The racquet sport already has a huge fan base, both among amateurs and professional ranks. Padel’s popularity in the Arab world is exploding, with more than 20,000 players in Qatar alone in recent Qatar sports update. Stars from the region, such as the Al Kuwari brothers from Qatar and Egypt’s Abdalla Alsisi, are igniting the flames of enthusiasm. A few well-known soccer players who are also fans of Padel are Zinedine Zidane, Beckham, Ibrahimovic, Messi, and da Silva Santos Junior.
The Spanish beer business Estrella Damm owns the Super League contracts of the top professional padel players. Legal action is being considered by players in this secretive competition, which has been dubbed the World Padel Tour, to liberate themselves from contractual responsibilities while limiting the professional sport’s growth in recent Qatar sports update. Padel is aiming to be an Olympic sport in Los Angeles in 2028, thanks to the Federation and QSI.
Besides being President of Paris Saint-Germain, Al-Khelaifi is also Chairman of beIN MEDIA GROUP.
Covering 37 countries in the Middle East and Africa, Asia Pacific, and North America, beIN SPORTS broadcasted the World Padel Championship exclusively last year.
Because of QSI’s extensive experience in establishing brands and expanding businesses (PSG went from a $70 million acquisition with nearly no titles to a $2.5 billion valuation today), the Federation, PPA, and IOC are interested in QSI.
Qatar Sports Update: International Sports Hub
Throughout the year 2021, Qatar maintained its position as the Middle East’s sports powerhouse in recent Qatar sports update. Several competitions and events hosted by the city have confirmed its status as the Arab and international sports center. Successes and accomplishments continued despite the COVID-19 pandemic in all sports.
It was the first time that the country has hosted the FIFA World Cup Arab Cup Qatar 2021, which took place in Doha from November 30 to December 18, with great success.
Amir H.H. Sheikh Tamim bin Hamad Al Thani was on hand for the closing ceremony at Al Bayt Stadium, where Algeria defeated Tunisia in the final. After a 5-4 penalty shootout win over Egypt at 974 Stadium, the Qatari National Team took third place in recent Qatar sports update. Qatari star Akram Afif earned bronze as the tournament’s third-best player in unprecedented triumph and a prelude to Qatar’s FIFA World Cup Qatar in 2022.
The Losail International Circuit in Qatar hosted the Formula 1 Qatar Grand Prix for the first time. There will be a lot of attention paid to Qatar’s Olympic medalists in 2021. Qatari athletes at the Olympics won two gold medals and a bronze medal. Fares Ibrahim lifted 402 kilograms to win the 96 kg weightlifting competition gold medal. Mutaz Barshim, who tied for first place with Gianmarco Tamberi of Italy in the high jump with a leap of 2.37 meters, took home the runner-up gold in recent Qatar sports update. Beach volleyball’s bronze medalists, Ahmed Tejan and Sherif Younis, became the first Arabs to win an Olympic team event.
In the Tokyo 2020 Paralympic Games, Abdulrahman Abdulqadir earned bronze in the men’s shot put F34 event. As of Rio de Janeiro 2016, he had made a silver medal.
The Association of National Olympic Committees, the Qatar Olympic Committee (QOC), has been awarded the NOC Breakthrough Award (ANOC). At the ANOC Awards 2021, held in conjunction with the ANOC General Assembly in Crete, Greece, QOC President HE Sheikh Joaan bin Hamad Al-Thani was honored.
During the World Weightlifting Championships in Uzbekistan, weightlifter Fares Ibrahim won gold and silver in the 96 kg weight class. After lifting 222 kg, Fares won gold in the netter lift in recent Qatar sports update. The team with 394 kilograms took home the silver medal (222 kilograms of the nitro and 172 kilograms of the snatch).
At Khalifa International Stadium, the Olympic football squad drew 1-1 with Syria to qualify for the AFC U-23 Cup finals in Uzbekistan in 2017.
The CAF Super Cup match between Al-Ahly and Raja Club was held in Doha. After a 6-5 shootout victory over Raja, Al Ahly emerged victorious with the Cup.
The FIFA World Cup Qatar 2022 Official Countdown Clock was inaugurated on November 21 at a special event in Doha Corniche as part of the World Cup preparations, marking one year before the tournament’s commencement.
At the 28th GCC Aquatics Championships, which took place in Doha from August 19 to 22, the swimming team took home 52 medals after winning the age group categories (30 gold, 15 silver, and seven bronze).
First position in 16-18 years category at the first Arab championship for age groups in the short course (25 meters) held from October 24 to 27 in the United Arab Emirates earned the team 30 medals, including 11 gold, nine silver, and ten bronze.
This year’s Swimming World Cup 2021 short course (25 meters) third round was held at Hamad Water Sports Complex in Qatar in October. It lasted for three days and featured some of the best swimmers in the world.
Kuwait defeated Al Duhail Club 27/24 to claim the 23rd Asian Championship for the Men’s Handball Champions League in Saudi Arabia’s Jeddah.
Qatar hosted the Padel Championship (Qatar 2021) for the first time with 16 teams, including Qatar, and it was a great success.
During the first main round of the Qatar Classic Squash Championship 2021, the Qatar Tennis, Squash, and Badminton Federation (QTSBF) hosted the event. Additionally, the association hosted the Qatar ExxonMobil Tennis Championship for men and Qatar Total Women’s Tennis, a WTA Tour event, at the Khalifa International Tennis and Squash Complex.
Many Qatari horses won the most prestigious races in Europe in 2021, and Qatar Equestrians recorded their victories.
Apart from organizing over 50 local races, Qatar Equestrian Federation also conducted show jumping’s His Highness The Amir Sword Festival as part of its His Highness The Amir Sword Festival.
The Qatar Open Championship was won by Ali Al Shahrani, a Qatari golfer who competed in regional and continental competitions.
The Aspire Zone Foundation members, Aspetar, Aspire Academy, and Aspire Logistics, helped the foundation strengthen its position as a global leader in sports.
From January 11 to 13, Doha held the Judo World Masters Championship, which included the finest 36 players from the world’s top-ranked players in each weight division with 400 participants, including 215 male and 185 females from 70 countries.