AL ATTIYAH AND LOEB DEADLOCKED AS KEVIN BENAVIDES GAINS AN EDGE
* ➢ Just like last year, the Dakar inaugurated the World Rally-Raid Championship season and provided a first snapshot of where things stand, this time after 14 stages, but there are still 20 stages left on the new calendar for season 2. As soon as late February, the W2RC entrants will revisit the dunes, not far from the route of the Dakar, for the Abu Dhabi Desert Challenge. In late April, they will discover the Mexican desert in the Sonora Rally. At the end of August, they will head to Argentina for the Desafío Ruta 40. And only in October will the Rallye du Maroc crown the new champions.
SOPC Hosts the OCA Regional Forum in Riyadh
For the first time ever, the OCA Regional Forum is taking place in Riyadh from 4th to 7th December, as 45 NOCs beside IOC leaders are taking part within the Forum. the forum will launch a set of events and workshops as it will also be preceded by preparatory meetings in 4th and 5th of December for the west Asian delegations presidents to address the preparations of Asian countries for the Summer Olympic Games. Furthermore, the meetings addressed the latest updates of Hangzhou Asian Games to be held on 23th September until 8 October2023. The meetings addressed as well the updates of Bangkok –Chonburi2023 AIMAG, Riyadh2025 AIMAG, Nagoya2026 Asian Games, TROJENA2029 AWG, Doha2030 Asian Games, and Riyadh2034 Asian Games.
SOPC President HRH Al-Faisal approves the results of the Athletes Committee elections
President of the Saudi Olympic and Paralympic Committee (SOPC) HRH Prince Abdulaziz bin Turki Al-Faisal, approved the results of the elections for the Athletes Committee of the SOPC for the 2022-2026 sports cycle. The SOPC announced the door was open for voting last month, and the Athletes Committee members ran an electronic voting process among the members. Fifteen men and women athletes won the committee's membership, with the votes of all the participating athletes. HRH Alfaisal also approved the re-appointment of Captain Ibrahim Al-Moaqil as Chairman of the Committee. The names of the selected players are as follows: 1- Tariq Hamdi - Karate. 2- Hussein Ali Reda - Rowing. 3- Yasmine Al-Dabbagh - Athletics. 4- Mohammed Al-Otaibi - Swimming. 5- Lama Al-Fawzan - Fencing. 6- Mujtaba Al Salem - Handball. 7- Ghada Al-Tasan - Weightlifting. 8- Ibrahim Al Moaqil - Volleyball 9- Rana Abu Harbash - Badminton.
Riyadh to welcome top Taekwondo stars for Grand Prix Final
Riyadh, the Kingdom of Saudi Arabia is all set to host the 2022 World Taekwondo Grand Prix Finals which will see the sport’s top stars showcasing their excellence to the world for the last time in 2022. The three-day Grand Prix Finals will be the first Grand Prix event hosted in Saudi Arabia and is set to take place at the Green Halls, marking the return of the sport following the inaugural World Taekwondo Women’s World Championships in November 2021.
Four sessions at the Saudi Coaches Association Conference in Riyadh
Vice-President of the Saudi Olympic and Paralympic Committee (SOPC), HH Prince Fahd bin Jalawi bin Abdulaziz Al Saud, pointed out at the 1st Saudi Coaches Association Conference held in Riyadh, “due to the significant shift in sport and the unlimited support of the Custodian of the Two Holy Mosques King Salman bin Abdulaziz and his Crown Prince, HRH Prince Mohammed bin Salman bin Abdulaziz, and the follow-up of HRH Prince Abdulaziz bin Turki Al-Faisal, Minister of Sports and Chairman of the SOPC it was crucial to focus on the Saudi national coaches.”
The conclusion of the 2nd International Athletes Forum in Riyadh
The Vice President of the Saudi Olympic and Paralympic Committee (SOPC), HH Prince Fahd bin Jalawi bin Abdulaziz AlSaud highlighted in his concluding speech at the 2nd International Athletes Forum in Riyadh the generous and unlimited support of the Custodian of the Two Holy Mosques, King Salman bin Abdulaziz Al Saud the Crown Prince and Prime Minister, HRH Prince Muhammad bin Salman Bin Abdulaziz Al Saud for the sports sector, is an opportunity for all athletes in the Kingdom, to present their highest technical levels and highlight their talents and to raise the Kingdom’s flag in all sports forums.
SOPC becomes an official signatory of the UN Framework Sport For Climate Action
On behalf of HRH Prince Abdulaziz Bin Turki ALFAISAL President of SOPC, HH prince Fahad Bin Jalawi signed the UNFCCC Sport For Climate Action Framework as SOPC became an official signatory of the UN Framework as the Saudi Olympic & Paralympic Committee took part at the Saudi Green Initiative held in Sharm ElSheikh, Egypt under the patronage of HRH Prince Mohammed Bin Salman Bin Abdulaziz Al Saud. The Forum addressed the climate challenges in the kingdom as well as the plans and achievements of 39 Saudi stakeholders in order to achieve the goals of SGI and 2030 vision. Prince Fahad expressed his gratitude to the prominent efforts of SGI under the leadership of Prince Mohammed Bin Salman that contribute toward enticing the climate actions and sustainability in Saudi Arabia.