Doha, November 20 (QNA) – The Doha GOALS “Gathering of All Leaders in Sports” Forum will kick off on December 10 to 12 with the participation of pioneers and famous figures in the world of sport.
Doha GOALS Forum, launched by an initiative of the Aspire Zone Foundation as an annual forum, is the world’s premier platform for world leaders to create initiatives for global progress through sport.
The Forum will be the first-ever platform that will gather all parties from the world of sports, including athletes, businessmen, academics, NGOs and government bodies to assess and discuss the impact the world of sports has on all aspects of the society.
Each year, global leaders will gather in Doha with top stakeholders to create partnerships and initiatives to tackle the most pressing social issues through plenary sessions, debates, and focused taskforces that enable constructive brainstorming and focused collaboration.
Doha GOALS will conclude by outlining a roadmap of initiatives capable of addressing issues like economic development through sport, the welfare of athletes, federation governance, sport as a tool for education of youth, integration of women and minorities through sport, and cross-culture cooperation.
Three awards will be presented at a dinner gala during the Doha GOALS Forum in December 2012: two Doha GOALS Lifetime Achievement Awards and one award for Best Corporate Social Responsibility Sports Initiative.
South African Rugby World Cup-winning captain Francois Pienaar, athletics legend and multi-Olympic gold medallist Carl Lewis; Oscar Pistorius, the first ever Paralympian to compete at an Olympic Games; and multiple Olympic gold medallist, swimmer Mark Spitz are among the high-profile names are all set to speak at the event. (QNA)