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Dr. Razan Baker

Dr. Razan Baker is a member of the board of directors at the Saudi Bowling Federation, a specialist in corporate social responsibility in sports, and a sports columnist/journalist.

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Why outdoor sport makes winners of us all

A question for parents: Do you normally allow your children to play sport outdoors? If so, for how long? I know many parents who do not out of fear their children might get heat stroke, for example. 

February 17, 2019

Sport and religion can be forces for good together

In 2017 Netflix showed a series of sports documentaries examining the devotion and obsession of sports fans and how they viewed their sporting passion as a religion, coining the term “sportuality.”

February 09, 2019

High time Saudi sport stars shared their stories

As someone who loves sport and reading it will not shock you to learn that I am a huge fan of sport biographies. The best ones make you feel like the author is your best friend and have just shared a fascinating chat over a few coffees, having read them. 

January 26, 2019

By remembering our sporting past we can influence our sporting future

Nothing beats seeing our sporting heroes play live in the flesh. Seeing them perfect the impossible and put on displays of jaw-dropping brilliance. Big moments can punctuate childhood and live long in the memory. 

January 06, 2019

New aims bring with them new challenges

As the new academic year kicked off new challenges awaited schools across Saudi Arabia. How are they going to meet the Vision 2030 and increase participation in sport?

November 04, 2018