Doha, 14 February, 2020 – QNB Group, the largest financial institution in the Middle East and Africa, has announced its sponsorship of the FINA / CNSG Marathon Swim World Series 2020 as the National Sponsor of the event.
The FINA / CNSG Marathon Swim World Series 2020 will be held from February 14 to 15 at Katara Beach, and will bring to Doha some of the best swimmers, including Olympic and world championship medallists.
The event will feature the holding of the elite level 10km men and women’s races, which will be held in Doha for the third consecutive year. The Doha event is the first stage in the world spanning series, which will include races in various locations worldwide, ending in the final stage to be held in Hong Kong in September.
Over 200 athletes from 28 countries will participate in the important race, which will see swimmers complete 4 laps of 2.5km each to cover the total distance of 10km.
QNB’s sponsorship of the event comes from its keenness to be at the forefront in supporting national and international sporting events in Qatar and abroad as part of its robust CSR programme, of which the area of sports is considered one of the main six pillars.
QNB Group’s presence through its subsidiaries and associate companies extends to more than 31 countries across three continents providing a comprehensive range of advanced products and services. The total number of employees is more than 29,000 operating through 1,100 locations, with an ATM network of more than 4,300 machines.