GCC crisis: Kids in Qatar compete in new 'Qatar games'

Students in Doha are blocked from taking part in sports competitions in other Gulf countries, so they've come up with an alternative, the Qatar Games.

    It's said that necessity is the mother of invention, and this is true for many people living in Qatar, since an air, sea and land blockade began nine months ago.

    Students in Doha are blocked from taking part in sports competitions in other Gulf countries.

    So they've come up with an alternative, the Qatar Games.

    Al Jazeera's Victoria Gatenby reports.


    YOU MIGHT ALSO LIKE

    'We scoured for days without sleeping, just clothes on our backs'

    'We scoured for days without sleeping, just clothes on our backs'

    The Philippines’ Typhoon Haiyan was the strongest storm ever to make landfall. Five years on, we revisit this story.

    How Moscow lost Riyadh in 1938

    How Moscow lost Riyadh in 1938

    Russian-Saudi relations could be very different today, if Stalin hadn't killed the Soviet ambassador to Saudi Arabia.

    The peace games: Dreaming big for South Sudan's youth

    The peace games: Dreaming big for South Sudan's youth

    A relatively new independence and fresh waves of conflict inspire a South Sudanese refugee to build antiwar video games.