Tuesday, March 23, 2010

Qatar Has High-Tech Solution to Heat for 2022 Bid

Qatar's bid to host the 2022 World Cup seems to be progressing smoothly, except for one minor detail: June and July temperature in Qatar can peak over 100 degrees F. To accommodate sports in such an oppressive climate, organizers there say they've got a technological solution that will make the weather a non-issue.

"Currently, we are researching various cooling methods which are environmentally friendly and very effective," said Qatar 2022 chief executive officer Hassan al-Thawadi.

"We'll be unveiling a number of visionary, state-of-the-art ideas for iconic stadia and infrastructure and we're very excited by the challenge."

Qatar's World Cup bid set on defying weather logic
Agence France Presse
March 22, 2010