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Mascot for Doha

14.12.2009 World

Qatar media are informing about the official mascot of the 13th IAAF World Indoor Championships in Athletics.

It is a caracal and will be called Saham. Caracal is a mid-sized cat found across the Arabian Peninsula, which is especially important to Qatar because it is one of the few remnants of the desert heritage of its people. The Caracal in Arabian lore, very much like the iconic falcon or the Lynx which it shares physical traits with, is a symbol of vitality and great skill.


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