A treat in store for fans at World Athletics Village
Fan Zone to represent different cultures as athletes from around the world gear up for Middle East’s biggest sporting event.
Beyond the terrific fare on track and field, a cultural and culinary treat is on offer for the fans who throng the Khalifa International Stadium for the IAAF World Athletics Championships later this month.
Athletes from 213 countries will compete in the 10-day championships starting on September 27. It will be the biggest-ever sporting event in the Middle East and adding to the fans’ experience will be a vibrant World Athletics Village – a fan zone to celebrate the community spirit.
Spectators will be treated to a host of activities, with performers, including dancers and musicians, from different communities providing entertainment. Fans will also have an opportunity to meet and greet with athletes after competition and also win prizes.
The cultural celebration will see the Village divided into different zones, representing Africa, Americas, Europe and Asia, and decorated with themes representing each region and also offering food and entertainment from the respective areas.
Sheikha Asma Al Thani, Director of Marketing and Communications, Local Organising Committee, described the Worlds as a perfect platform to unite communities.
“The IAAF World Athletics Championships is a celebration not only for Qatar, but for sports fans across the globe. It’s an event which gives a perfect platform to unite communities and cultures from across the world and that’s the aim of the World Athletics Village.
“It gives an added experience to fans of all ages attending the competition, by offering an opportunity to celebrate with diverse communities and enjoy authentic cuisines and live entertainment.”
Entry to the World Athletics Village will be free for competition ticket holders. It will be open to guests from 5pm daily.