DOHA, March 28, 2018-The Qatar Swimming Federation will host the second round of the FINA Swimming World Cup 2018 from September 13 to 15 for the seventh consecutive year.
The event is the second international swimming event to be hosted by Qatar this year. The first round of the 10-kilometre Open World Swimming Championships was recently held in Doha, in which Dutchman Ferry Fertman and his wife Sharon van Ruendal won first place in their respective categories.
FINA Swimming World Cup 2018 in Doha will be different from the last six years. It will be held on the 50 metres long course and will last three days. Previously, it was contested over the short course of 25 metres and finished within two days.
This year's FINA World Swimming Cup 2018 will consist of seven rounds. The first round will take place in Kazan (September 7-9), the second round in Doha (September 13-15), the third round in Eindhoven (September 28-30), the fourth round is scheduled in Budapest (October 4-6), the fifth round in Beijing (2-4 November), the sixth round in Tokyo (November 9-11) and the seventh round in Singapore (November 15-17). The first two legs will be contested over 50-metre course, while the rest over short course of 25 metres.
South African Chad le Clos and Sweden's Sarah Sjostrom had won the men's and women's World Cup titles last year.
Information About Qatar
Qatar is a peninsula located halfway down the west coast of the Arabian Gulf. Its territory comprises a number of islands including Halul, Sheraouh, Al-Ashat and others.
The terrain is flat and rocky with some low-rising limestone outcrops in Dukhan area in the west and Jabal Fiwairit in the north. It is characterized by a variety of geographical phenomena including many coves, inlets, depressions and surface rainwater-draining basins known as riyadh (the gardens), which are found mainly in the north and central part of the peninsula. These areas have the most fertile soil and are rich in vegetation.
The total land area of Qatar is approximately 11,521 square kilometers.
Arabic is the official language, and English is widely spoken.
Qatar has a moderate desert climate with long hot summers and short mild winters and little rain in winter.
Doha, Al Wakrah, Al Khor, Dukhan, Al Shamal, Mesaieed, Ras Lafan .
The official currency is Qatari Riyal (QR), which is divided into 100 dirhams. The Exchange parity has been set at the fixed rate of US $ = 3.65QR's.