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.
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.
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.