SAOC To Inaugurate A New Online Platform To Ease Communication With Athletes

  • May 11, 2020

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 the COVID-19 crisis. The meeting was conducted in order to discuss the survey distributed among the federations to create a better understanding of the impact and effect of the crisis on Saudi sports.

Most of the concerns were highlighted in the survey were about communicating with athletes during this period to ensure that progress is going on as planned, therefore HRH Prince Abdulaziz emphasized that despite how challenging this period is, sport bodies in Saudi will be able to overcome their difficulties and come back stronger than ever once they follow an organized strategy while communicating and addressing their obstacles professionally.

In addition, HRH Prince Abdulaziz illustrated the SAOC plans to inaugurate an electronic platform with the cooperation of all the Saudi sports federations to enable them to evaluate and follow up with their athletes performance. He added, the platform will provide a unified system to create a smooth electronically working environment for everyone.

The meeting also highlighted the importance of running the Saudi sports federations elections as scheduled at the end of the year. The meeting also recommended the inclusion of creating an Athlete Commission in every federation in order to allow athletes to share their opinions and concerns in a more accessible and professional way.

At the end of the meeting, HRH Prince Abdulaziz encouraged and emphasized on the crucial role each sport federation will play at this phase to ensure the success of its progress.