Qatar at the Olympics
|Qatar at the Olympic Games|
Following the 2008 Summer Olympics, Qatar was, along with Saudi Arabia and Brunei, one of only three countries to never have sent a female athlete to the Olympic Games. The International Olympic Committee in 2010 announced it would "press" these countries to allow and facilitate women's participation, and shortly thereafter the Qatar Olympic Committee announced that it "hoped to send up to four female athletes in shooting and fencing" to the 2012 Summer Games in London.  The country ultimately included four female athletes in its delegation.
The Qatar Olympic Committee was formed in 1979 and recognized by the IOC in 1980.
List of medalists
|Bronze||Mohammed Sulaiman||1992 Barcelona||Athletics||Men's 1,500 metres|
|Bronze||Said Saif Asaad||2000 Sydney||Weightlifting||Men's 105 kg class|
|Bronze||Nasser Al-Attiyah||2012 London||Shooting||Men's skeet|
|Bronze||Mutaz Essa Barshim||2012 London||Athletics||Men's high jump|
- "Qatar decision to send female athletes to London 2012 increases pressure on Saudi Arabia", Inside the Games, July 1, 2010
- "Inside Lines: Protests at 2012 if Saudis say 'no girls allowed'", The Independent, July 4, 2010
- "London 2012 Olympics: Saudi Arabian women to compete", BBC, 12 July 2012
- IOC. "Qatar". Retrieved 12 August 2011.
- "Qatar using black gold to tap into top performers", The Guardian, December 13, 2005 (on Olympic competitors from various countries switching to Qatari citizenship)
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