ASPIRE's Dome is One of the Busiest Sporting Venues in the World.ASPIRE's Dome is One of the Busiest Sporting Venues in the World
Level of Activity at Doha Institution matches some of the Most Internationally-Famous Stadiums
New figures released today show that the Sports Dome at the ASPIRE Academy in Doha is one of the most active sporting facilities in the world, having the venue occupied almost every day in the 2007 and 2008 calendar year.
A mix of international and local competitions, inclusive of inclusive of
Taking into consideration or account; including. training and local community activity has ensured that the iconic Dome - the world's largest indoor sports facility - has been in almost constant use.
Since the ASIAN GAMES The Asian Games, also called the Asiad, is a multi-sport event held every four years among athletes from all over Asia. The games are regulated by the Olympic Council of Asia (OCA) under the supervision of the International Olympic Committee (IOC). in 2006, the Dome has hosted over 56 distinct international, regional and local events. These included the Int. Fencing Grand Prix Grand Prix
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Any of several competitive international road races for sports cars of specific engine size over an exacting, usually risky course. (January 2006-2007), 2007 Liebherr Qatar Open, Table Tennis Championship, AFC-QFA- ASPIRE Festivals of Football, the 3rd Asian Indoor Athletics Championships (February), the Doha Artistic World Cup Series (March) and a major international Sports Science Sports science is a discipline that studies the application of scientific principles and techniques with the aim of improving sporting performance. Human movement is a related scientific discipline that studies human movement in all contexts including that of sport. Conference in January 2008 - New Approaches for Advancement in Elite Sports.
The youth squads of national football teams from Europe, Asia and Latin America Latin America, the Spanish-speaking, Portuguese-speaking, and French-speaking countries (except Canada) of North America, South America, Central America, and the West Indies. have traveled to Qatar to train and play against ASPIRE students, including world famous clubs Real Madrid FC, FC Porto, FC Valencia, Ajax Amsterdam, Bayer Leverkusen as well as Youth National Team from Brazil and Germany.
It has also been used as a venue for national events like the IAAF IAAF
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In addition, the ASPIRE Dome is the regular training venue for all the ASPIRE student-athletes and has been used as a training venue by major Qatari sporting bodies, including the Qatar Olympic Committee, the Qatar Athletics Federation, Qatar Gymnastics Association and the Qatar Football Association.
International federations and sports groups have praised the facility as one of the most advanced in the world. Over 106 gymnasts from more than 38 countries took part in a three-day Doha Artistic World Cup Series held in March 2008, with organisers calling the facilities "astonishing a·ston·ish
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The ASPIRE Dome has also evolved into a true community resource, and is one of the most widely-used facilities for keep fit classes and sports practice groups in the entire Middle East region, with over 4,000 people taking part.
One of the most remarkable achievements has been encouraging a diverse range of participants, across all age groups and genders. ASPIRE's talent centers currently provide fitness training exercises for 450 boys and 450 girls, with the Academy also hosts daily exercises for schools.
Since the start of the year, it has been used for children's camps and a specialist anti-diabetes workshop hosted by ASPIRE Active, with plans for a specialist anti-obesity camp for overweight children.
Dr. Andreas Bleicher, Sports Director, ASPIRE said: "ASPIRE has developed as a vital community facility, providing an important platform for a host of community activities and specialist health programs. There are very few sports stadia anywhere in the world that host both international-level competitions and events for the local community as regularly."
As well as a public facility, the Dome continues to be used as a training resource for ASPIRE's student athletes. The football pitches, athletic track and multi-sport venue are in almost daily use by the young athletes, who are being trained using Olympic standard equipment and techniques.
The ASPIRE Dome is a world-class sporting facility comprising state-of-the-art sports science labs, fitness halls, a physiotherapy/medical centre, an indoor football
Designed or used for several purposes: a multipurpose room; multipurpose software.
Adjective sports halls, table-tennis hall, combat sports area, a five-a-side football Five-a-side football is a variation of football (soccer) in which each team fields five players (four outfield players and a goalkeeper), rather than the usual eleven. Other differences from football include a smaller pitch, smaller goals, and a reduced game duration. hall, a fencing area and two squash courts.
Photo caption: The ASPIRE Sports Dome, one of the busiest sporting facilities in the Middle East.
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