The Qatar Olympic Committee announced the full line-up of athletes that have qualified to represent Team Qatar. The 25 sportspeople who will be heading to Rio in three months make up the biggest Qatari Olympic contingent ever.
Nasser Al Attiya, who won bronze in the skeet shooting at London 2012, will return for his sixth consecutive Olympic Games. Fellow London 2012 Olympic bronze medallist Mutaz Barshim also returns. One of Qatar's firstever female Olympians, Nada Arkaji, will also be returning for her second consecutive Olympic Games when she competes in the 200m freestyle and 100m butterfly swimming events. Making their Olympic debuts will be the men's handball team, who won the 2015 World Championship silver medal, and the equestrian jumping team. The Qatar Olympic Committee are encouraging the whole nation to get behind their athletes through a social media campaign that they hope will connect the public to Team Qatar and raise awareness about what it takes to be an Olympian.