Qatar Airlines is the official sponsor of Team Qatar during the 2016 Summer Olympics in Rio. The men and women it supports are competing in beach volleyball, equestrian, boxing, swimming, athletics, weightlifting, shooting, judo, handball and table tennis.
“We are so proud to be supporting the Qatar national team and to be present in Rio,” Qatar Airways Group Chief Executive, His Excellency Mr. Akbar Al Baker, said.“As the national airline of the State of Qatar, we are committed to growth and development and supporting the communities in which we serve through various initiatives including sport, culture, education. The entire airline group will be cheering for Team Qatar and wishes them well every step of the way.”
The company is hosting Bayt Qatar, a hospitality venue that will provide a Qatari cultural element to the events in Rio. Located in a former museum, the venue has plans for a special Garangao night for children. Additionally, it will hold film screenings and host a photo booth where guests can experience Qatar Airlines hospitality.
“It is a very exciting time for Olympic sport in Qatar and we are thrilled to join have such a supportive partner join us ahead of the Rio 2016 Olympic Games,” His Excellency Dr. Thani Abdulrahman Al-Kuwari, Secretary General of the Qatar Olympic Committee said.