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Wednesday, December 24, 2008

Tour de Qatar?

Yesterday it was the Dakar rally. Today it is the Tour De France.

Image by Koltregaskes

Yep, according to the Gulf Times Qatar has approached the Tour de France, and are eager to transform it into the Tour de Qatar. 

This seems to be the latest round in self promotion via sports events - and Qatar seems to have got over the setback of being knocked out of the Olympics round. 

One coup they have scored is the tennis - which this year could potentially see a Federer-Nadal match taking place in the Qatar capital. 

Unfortunately, most Qataris have little interest in these sporting events (football excepted) and the crowds are usually 95% expatriate. 

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