London, July 23 (QNA) – International Olympic Committee (IOC) has paid tribute for Qatar Olympic Committee (QOC) for its contribution to “Giving is Winning” campaign, days before the start of the Olympic Games in London, England, United Kingdom from 27 July to 12 August 2012.
On this occasion, IOC President Jacques Rogge has granted Secretary General of the Qatar Olympic Committee (QOC) HE Sheikh Saoud bin Abdulrahman al-Thani with the Olympic Shield award.
The campaign aims to collect at least 100,000 items of sports and casual clothes for refugees and displaced people in UNHCR camps in various parts of the world.
In all, 75,000 items of clothing were collected in the framework of the Beijing 2008 Olympic Games. (QNA)