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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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Role of Saudi women in sport is expanding to a whole new degree

When I first became involved in the field of sports, as a journalist in 2005, I thought a new door had opened for me to a world of unlimited opportunities.

November 19, 2019

Saudi women make history at sixth GCC Women’s Games

In 2018, a royal decree was issued to increase the participation of women in sport. In addition, the number of sports federations increased from 32 to 64, to provide more opportunities for men and women to take part and excel in the sports they enjoy.

November 05, 2019

How sport can bring communities together and attract investment

Sport has many benefits, of course, from health to economics to tourism. But I am focusing, in this column, on how sport can make people feel at home, and part of a community — particularly expatriates.

May 26, 2019

It is time to nurture the first generation of Saudi female sports stars

A few days ago I was surprised to receive a message from a friend asking whether any of the soccer clubs in the country would be interested in sponsoring her friend, a Saudi woman who is currently training abroad.

April 28, 2019

Taste of trouble: Why teens should say no to protein shakes




Teenagers nowadays are taking shortcuts to bulk up faster, but at a cost to their health. (AFP)

April 15, 2019

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