Qatar has successfully staged a number of major international sporting events, such as the 2006 Asian Games, 2011 AFC Asian Cup and 2015 Men’s World Handball Championships, amongst other world and regional tournaments. 

Qatar will also have honour of hosting the FIFA World Cup in 2022, the first time the tournament will be held in the Middle East. 

In addition, Qatar hosts an annual calendar of prestigious events on the championship circuits of their respective sports. These include: Commercial Bank Qatar Masters (golf), Qatar ExxonMobil Tennis Open, Tour of Qatar (cycling), Qatar International Rally (motor sport), Commercial Bank Grand Prix of Qatar (Moto GP), Qatar Total Tennis Open, F1H2O UIM World Championship (power boats) and the IAAF Diamond League (athletics). 

Qatar also stages high level equestrian events, including show jumping and a full programme of horse racing during the winter months.

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