The total number of coaches was 669. Of this figure 38 were Qatari coaches representing 4.2 per cent of the total number coaches while non-Qatari coaches were 641 at 95.8 per cent of the total. There were 328 assistant coaches. Of this figure 108 were Qataris (33 per cent) and 219 non-Qatari (67 per cent). Training courses to enhance the capacities of coaches associated with different sports were held during the 2010-2011 season. Most of the courses conducted for coaches were at the local level with 19 courses representing 50% of total number of courses held. The total number of registered referees for various sports was 1.042 referees for the season 2010/2011. Of this figure 442 were Qataris at 42.4% of the total while non-Qataris were 600 at 57.6%. The number of registered Paralympics athletes by age, gender and disability was 336 for the 2010-2011 season. Of this males were 239 males (71.1%) and females were 97 (28.9%). In terms of age the number of youth athletes was the highest with a total of 88 athletes at 26.2%, followed by the juniors with a total of 82 at 24.4%. In terms of type of handicaps, athletes with mental disability were 222 at 66.0%. Those with physical disability were 57 at 17%. These impressive figures definitely confirm Qatar’s aspirations to be counted among the world’s top sporting countries are valid, based as they are on achievements and not hyperbole.