The Inauguration of The West Asian Paralympic Games
Sheikh Khalid Bin Hamad Al Khalifa President of the Bahraini Olympic Committee inaugurated the 3rd West Asian Paralympic Games. The Games witnessed the attendance of the Saudi Delegation in the Games President HH Prince Fahad Bin Jalawi VP of the Saudi Olympic & Paralympic Committee on Sunday in Arad Fort, Bahrain. As the opening ceremony of the Games contained remarkable Bahraini artistic performances. The Saudi flag was held by the Saudi Athlete Abdulrahman Al Qurashi the bronze medal winner in Athletics during the competitions of The Paralympic Games Tokyo 2020.
Abdi Concludes The Historical Sudi Participation at The Winter Olympics
Team Saudi Athlete Fayik Abdi concluded his historical participation in the 24th Winter Olympics in Beijing. Abdi ranked 44th out of a total 89 competitors in the third round, as he ranked 45th and 51st in the first two rounds. the first Saudi participation is to be regarded as a great development of the Saudi sport and an indication for even a brighter future for the Saudi sport given that the nature of the Kingdom's climate rarely match the winter sports weather conditions, and the Saudi Winter Sports Federation was founded only two years ago. As also the Winter Olympics marked only five Arab participations since the Games was launched in 1924.
The Opening of the Winter Olympic Winter Games
As Saudi Arabia is marking the first participation since the first version of the Winter Olympics has launched in 1924, the 24th Winter Olympics was inaugurated today in Beijing which is to be held until the 20th of February in the presence of the President of the Saudi Olympic & Paralympic Committee HRH Prince Abdulaziz Bin Turki Al Faisal alongside 90 countries from all over the world. Team Saudi Athlete Fayik Abdi carried the Saudi flag for the first time ever at the opening ceremony of the Winter Olympics which was held in the national stadium, also known as the Bird's Nest for almost 100 minutes. It also included several cultural and musical performances followed by the parade of flags bearers by countries’ delegations. Whereas 2861 athletes are to compete in 109 winter sport games.
Al Faisal Chairs the Saudi Delegation In Beijing
HRH prince Abdulaziz AlFaisal president of the Saudi Olympic & Paralympic Committee the participating delegation of Saudi Arabia in the Winter Olympics Beijing 2022, which is starting Tomorrow until the 20th of this February. The Kingdom is participating in this Olympics as the first participation by Team Saudi of Winter Sports Fayik Abdi marking the First participation of Saudi Athletes ever since the beginning of the Winter Olympics in 1924. qualifying for the competitions of the Winter Olympics in the Alpine Skiing. Abdi scored 131.03 points in five major competitions in a record period.
Prince Fahad Bin Jalawi Honors Team Saudi qualifiers for the Winter Olympics
Saudi Team Athletes of Winter Sports Fayik Abdi, Salman Al Howaish, and Rakan Reda were honored by VP of the Saudi Olympic & Paralympic Committee for their qualification for the Winter Olympics Beijing 2022 which is to be held on the 4th of next February. HH the Vice President affirmed that they marked their names in history for their achievement as the first athletes in Saudi Arabia and GCC countries to qualify for the Winter Olympics and demanded Fayik Abdi who was chosen to compete at the Winter Olympics to do his best the Games. HH also confirmed that all qualified athletes for the Winter Olympics will receive the financial reward. As the occasion was attended by the CEO of the Saudi Olympic & Paralympic Committee Mr. Abdulaziz Bin Mohammed Al Anzi.
Fahad Bin Jalawi Meets With The Chinese Ambassador in KSA
The Ambassador of the People's Republic of China Mr. Chen Weiqing and his delegation met with HH the VP, and general secretary of the Saudi Olympic & Paralympic Committee Prince Fahad Al Saud, in the presence of the Deputy Minister for Public Diplomatic affairs at the ministry of foreign affairs Mr. Mr. Fahad Abualnasr in Prince Faisal Bin Fahad Olympic Complex, Riyadh. The meeting discussed preparations of Beijing to host the Winter Olympics in early February, as well as the issuance of visas for the Saudi mission to participate in the Winter Olympics within a short period of time. The Chinese ambassador affirmed that the Chinese Embassy will be contributing in facilitating all procedures of the Saudi Mission in China as housing, transportation, and arrival and departure time.
Fayik Abdi Will be officially competing at the Winter Olympics
The Saudi Olympic & Paralympic Committee announces the nomination of Fayik Abdi to represent Saudi Arabia at the Winter Olympic Games which is to be held in Beijing from 4-20 of the next February. A statement was released by the technical Commission of the Saudi Olympic & Paralympic Committee that: “according to the technical standards and regulations of the Winter Olympics which states that Saudi Arabia is entitled to compete at the Winter Olympics with only one athlete in the Alpine Skiing. In corporation with the Saudi Winter Sports Federation, a technical nomination mechanism was made between Fayik Abdi and Salman Al Howaish to decide which one of them is competing at the Winter Olympics. It was so decided that Fayik Abdi will be officially competing at the competitions of the Alpine Skiing in “Giant slalom” after scoring the highest rating.”
The First Saudi Participation Ever at the Winter Olympic Games Beijing 2022
Saudi ‘Alpani Skiing’ athletes, Salman Al Howaish and Fayik Abdi are officially eligible to compete at the Winter Olympic Games which is to be held in Beijing from 4-20 of the next February or the first time in the history of Saudi Arabia. However, in accordance with the technical standards and regulations of the Winter Olympic Games. Therefore, the Saudi Olympic & Paralympic Committee had to choose one of the two Saudi athletes to compete at the Winter Olympic Games.