Qatar at the Olympics
History[change | change source]
After the 2008 Summer Olympics, Qatar was, along with Saudi Arabia and Brunei, one of only three countries to never send a female athlete to the Olympic Games. The International Olympic Committee in 2010 said it would "press" these countries to have women's participate. Then the Qatar Olympic Committee said it "hoped to send up to four female athletes in shooting and fencing" to the 2012 Summer Games in London. 
Medalists[change | change source]
|Bronze||Mohammed Suleiman||1992 Barcelona||Athletics||Men's 1,500m|
|Bronze||Said Saif Asaad||2000 Sydney||Weightlifting||Men's 105kg class|
|Bronze||Nasser Al-Attiyah||2012 London||Shooting||Men's skeet|
|Bronze||Mutaz Essa Barshim||2012 London||Athletics||Men's high jump|
Related pages[change | change source]
References[change | change source]
- SportsReference.com (SR/Olympics), Qatar; retrieved 2012-10-12.
- Olympics.org, "Factsheet: The Olympic Movement"; retrieved 2012-10-12.
- "Abbreviations, National Olympic Committees," 2009 Annual Report, p. 91 [PDF p. 92 of 94]; retrieved 2012-10-12.
- Olympic.org, Qatar; retrieved 2012-10-12.
- "Qatar decision to send female athletes to London 2012 increases pressure on Saudi Arabia", Inside the Games, July 1, 2010
- "Inside Lines: Protests at 2012 if Saudis say 'no girls allowed'", The Independent, July 4, 2010
Other websites[change | change source]
- Qatar profile at London2012.com
- "Qatar using black gold to tap into top performers", The Guardian, December 13, 2005 (on Olympic competitors from various countries switching to Qatari citizenship)
- home page