The Qatar Olympic Committee (QOC) completed the construction of an Olympic multipurpose hall in time for the 24th Men’s Handball World Championship Qatar 2015. The arena will be used for a wide range of sports including: handball, basketball, volley ball, badminton, rhythmic gymnastics and international ice skating. The hall complies with local and international federation standards, and achieved a 4 star rating under the Global Sustainability Assessment System (GSAS). The ice rink is designed to fully comply with IIHF rules and standards. The total number of available seats varies according to the events, and is: 8,524 seats for basketball, 7,755 seats for handball, volleyball and badminton and 4,497 seats for ice hockey.