From The Report: Qatar 2016
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In the past decade or more, Qatar has started to assert itself in the world of global sports. It has achieved this mainly through its athletics federation and Olympic committee with the country’s winning bid to host the 2022 FIFA World Cup evidence of the increasingly prominent role that sport is taking in Qatar. The government has also made efforts to expand the role of sports and related industries, such as sports medicine, logistics and security, to create more opportunities for high-value, skilled labour in the country. It is hoped that the increasing popularity of sports in Qatar will encourage its citizens to pursue more active and healthy lifestyles. If this is the case, the sector has a lot of potential, not only to bolster overall economic growth, but also to improve the well being of residents.