Qatar sets Guinness World Record with world's largest soccer ball produced by Doha Bank
- Qatar: Thursday, February 14 - 2013 at 11:30
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Doha Bank has set a new Guinness World Record for having built the world's largest soccer ball which is currently on display in the country. The Bank sponsored and developed the project to support the country's growing role in soccer.
The unveil of the record-breaking soccer ball was held in Doha in partnership with Lulu Hypermarket, who donated a section of their parking lot to showcase the ball to the public. The ball measures 40 feet in diameter.
Doha Bank Group, CEO Dr. R. Seetharaman, said, "On Behalf of Doha Bank, I would like to take this opportunity to dedicate this ball to the State of Qatar and its enduring vision for developing sport in general as a key economic and social mainstay for the future, as well as thank the many people whose efforts were instrumental in creating and delivering the ball to Qatar. I must also thank the extremely sporting officials at the Guinness Book of World Records for their time, efforts and professionalism in assessing our humble attempt to generate more awareness for these key issues."
"The idea of developing the world's largest soccer ball or football was to not just set a record but to generate awareness of the role football plays in Qatar at every level of society. The idea is to showcase the football to local, regional and global audiences whilst also helping the state of Qatar communicate the key developments that are being made in building a true and lasting legacy for the sport, through increased awareness globally and an active drive within the local community in the spirit of National Sports Day to participate in community sporting events," he added.
Dr. R. Seetharaman, said, "Doha Bank's strategy of supporting key state development pillars and programmes has always been led by a knowledge-sharing approach and advocacy on behalf of the State of Qatar. Qatar which will host the 2022 FIFA World Cup is building a complete environment to support the sporting ambitions of its populace as well as the people of the region. The country has been one of the leading sports destinations in the Middle East in the last few years."
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