IBQ management and staff have actively participated in the Qatar Central Bank’s Sports Day Race which took place yesterday along Doha’s Corniche. The QCB Race brought together scores of personnel representing the various banking and financial institutions in Qatar actively celebrating the country’s very first National Sports Day.
IBQ staff won top positions at the race bagging different prizes based on the respective categories they participated in, Kimberly Nicola and Czarina Corona Almero won the first positions in two different categories, Mr. Ian Hudson achieved the second, where Miss Nancy Khalil and Miss Rima Kanaan came among the top 10 runners.
George Nasra, Managing Director of IBQ said: “We’re very happy to take part in the QCB Sports Day Race with a large number of participants and to join our peers in sending a very strong message on the significance of sports to the community in general. We’ve also been devout supporters of different initiatives that aim at bringing people together under the theme of awareness and education and we believe that this particular race transcends the corporate boundaries to perfectly embody this objective.”
IBQ’s support to the QCB Sports Day Race falls in line with the bank’s commitment to be at the forefront of corporate players which actively contribute to the success of major national initiatives in Qatar.
The 3-Km QCB Sports Day Race, organized in association with all banks in Doha including IBQ, kicked off at Al Bidaa Park with the finish line marking the QCB premises.
The State of Qatar has become a sports beacon for the region and a global hub for sports. The country has left an indelible mark in the sporting industry having hosted some of the world’s mega championships in football, volleyball, basketball and the Olympics with the recent internationally-recognized Arab Games.
Qatar has also played host to several world-class events bringing first-class sports teams together to battle it out in front of an audience that is eager and passionate for all that is sports and football in particular.