Founded in 2006, Qatar Olympic Academy (QOA) is a member of the International Olympic Academy. QOA is the first academy in the MENA region to offer professional educational programs related to sports. The QOA’s ultimate goal is to become a leading academy for sports and Olympic education locally, regionally, and internationally.
In October 2014, the Olympic Council of Asia (OCA) signed an agreement with QOA to enable the Academy to provide academic and technical training sessions for coaches, referees, specialists and technicians from across Asia. The agreement also provides the opportunity for Asian athletes to train at QOA and its affiliated world-class facilities.
The QOA offers certificate programs with an e-learning component in Sports Management, Arabic Coaching and Olympic Values and aims to build the first Arabic-specific sports and Olympic think-tank; the QOA Research Centre.
Qatar Olympic Academy Vision
Qatar Olympic Academy’s vision is to become a leading Academy in the field of sports and Olympic Education at the Local and Regional Levels and under the umbrella of the International Olympic movement.
Qatar Olympic Academy's Roles
Knowledge-Based Regional Educational Center
- Sport Management Program
- Coaching Program
- Olympic Values Program
National Center for Sport and Olympic Movement Promotion
The Academy provides courses and workshops about Olympism for Physical Education teacher, sport professionals and society in general
Regional Center for Sports Research
- Organizing Conferences
- Organizing Debates Workshops
- Issue Professional and Academic Researches