Managing National Sports Federations
The Saudi Arabian Olympic Committee (SAOC) held its 2nd monthly virtual conference titled, “Managing National Sports Federations,” under the patronage of HRH Prince Abdulaziz ibn Turki Alfaisal, president of SAOC. The conference attracted the participation of guest speakers Kelly Fairweather, chief operating officer at the International Tennis Federation (ITF), and Florian Pasquet, national federations and sport senior associate at the International Basketball Federation (FIBA) and witnessed the attendance of more than 100 sports officials and specialists.
His Royal Highness the President affirms sports initiatives contribute to empowering women
The first virtual international forum of its kind hosted by the Saudi Arabian Olympic Committee (SAOC) and organized by the World Taekwondo (WT) in cooperation with the Saudi Taekwondo Federation (STF) and the Taekwondo Humanitarian Foundation was launched Friday for two days, under the title “Gender Equity and Women Leadership Forum.” The event which ran from Nov. 27-28 attracted more than 120,000 views on SAOC social media outlets throughout both days. SAOC President Prince Abdulaziz Bin Turki Al-Faisal said in his speech at the opening of the conference that it is necessary to include sports in recovery plans against the various crises that the world faces. He added sports had shown the diversity of benefits and contributions that could be offered to human societies.
SAOC to inaugurate a new online platform to ease communication with athletes
. HRH Prince Abdulaziz bin Turki Al Faisal, President of the Saudi Arabian Olympic Committee (SAOC), held a virtual meeting with the Saudi Sport Federations presidents to discuss the federations activities and challenges during COVID-19 pandemic. The meeting was conducted to discuss the survey distributed among the federations to better understand the impact and effect of the crisis on Saudi sports.
IOC President Congratulates Saudi Arabia for the successful G20 Summit
His Royal Highness Prince Abdulaziz bin Turki Al-Faisal, President of the Saudi Arabian Olympic Committee, received a congratulation letter from the President of the International Olympic Committee, Dr. Thomas Bach, following the successful G20 Summit virtual meeting that was held on November 21-22, chaired by the Kingdom of Saudi Arabia, which the IOC President attended representing the Olympic Movement. Dr. Bach expressed his gratitude to the Kingdom of Saudi Arabia for making the Olympic Games part of the discussion, and to the Saudi Arabian Olympic Committee led by HRH Prince Abdulaziz for co-organizing the NOCs Conference alongside the Saudi General Secretariat of the G20 as part of the International Conferences Programs held on the occasion of the Saudi Presidency of the G20.
IOC 136th Session Elects HRH Princess Reema bint Bandar as IOC member
In another remarkable achievement for Saudi women and for Saudi sports as whole, HRH Princess Reema Bint Bandar bin Sultan bin Abdulaziz Al Saud was elected among the newest members of the International Olympic Committee (IOC). The 136th IOC session chaired by President Dr. Thomas Bach was held virtually on Friday, and saw the vote cast for Princess Reema to be the first Saudi women to hold this post. Princess Reema is the third Saudi to hold this position after the late HRH Prince Faisal bin Fahd bin Abdulaziz Al Saud (1983-1999), and HRH Prince Nawwaf bin Faisal bin Fahd Al Saud (2001-2014).
Prince Abdulaziz Al-Faisal meets with president of Qatar Olympic Committee
His Royal Highness the President of the Saudi Arabian Olympic Committee (SAOC) Prince Abdulaziz Bin Turki Al-Faisal, met on Thursday with the President of the Qatar Olympic Committee, Sheikh Joaan bin Hamad bin Khalifa Al Thani. Prince Abdulaziz visited Qatar at the invitation from Sheikh Joaan to attend the final match of the FIFA Club World Cup. During the meeting, ways of joint cooperation between the Saudi and Qatari Olympic committees were discussed. His Royal Highness took a tour in Qatar Football Association headquarters and met with President of FIFA Gianni Infantino and congratulated him on the success of the Club World Cup under the prevailing circumstances.
The 24th General Assembly of SAOC re-elects the President HRH Prince Abdulaziz bin Turki Al Faisal
In the green halls at the Olympic Complex in Riyadh, The 24th General Assembly of the Saudi Arabian Olympic Committee re-elected His Royal Highness Prince Abdulaziz bin Turki Al-Faisal, who ran unopposed, as President of SAOC until 2024, in an event which saw the physical participation of all members of the general assembly for the first time since the beginnings of the COVID-19 pandemic, turning it into a celebratory event for the Saudi Olympic family.
Saudi Olympic leaders take part in IOC meetings
HRH the President Prince Abdulaziz bin Turki Al-Faisal, member of the Marketing Commission of the International Olympic Committee (IOC), participated in the commission's virtual meeting. The meeting, which was chaired by the IOC President Dr. Thomas Bach, explored ways to develop the promotional work of the Olympic movement in general and the Olympic Games in particular. Meanwhile, Princess Reema Bint Bandar, who is a member of the Board of Directors of the Saudi Arabian Olympic Committee, took part in the meeting of the IOC Women in Sport Commission, which was also attended by the IOC president.