Saudi sports authority chairman receives Arab Achievement Award for Sports Culture 2019

GSA chairman Prince Abdulaziz bin Turki Al-Faisal. (Supplied)
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Updated 02 January 2020

Saudi sports authority chairman receives Arab Achievement Award for Sports Culture 2019

  • Alluqluq Association from Jerusalem, Palestine, won the Youth Initiative Award for Sports Culture

JEDDAH: Prince Abdulaziz bin Turki Al-Faisal, chairman of the board of directors of the General Sports Authority (GSA), received the Arab Achievement Award for Sports Culture 2019 on Wednesday.

President of the Arab Federation for Sports Culture Ashraf Mahmoud announced the award after the conclusion of the seventh meeting of the executive committee of the Arab Federation for Sports Culture, a member of the Union of Arab National Olympic Committees.

The meeting was in the Intercontinental Hotel in Jeddah, where the winners of the Sports Achievement Award were also announced. They included President of the Saudi Friends of Players Association Majid Ahmed Abdullah and the Rahal football club from Morocco, while Al-Hilal Saudi Club and Al-Ahly Club were awarded the Social Responsibility Award for Sports Culture.

Alluqluq Association from Jerusalem, Palestine, won the Youth Initiative Award for Sports Culture, while the Egyptian national team and Liverpool FC player Mohamed Salah won the Ideal Athlete Award for Sports Culture.

The Loyalty for Sports Culture award was won by Ahmed Al-Fardan (UAE), Muhammad Khair Mamser (Jordan) and Muhammad Al-Qamudi (Tunisia). Egyptian Minister of Youth and Sports Ashraf Sobhi won Personality of the Year for Sports Culture.

Fawaz Al-Sharif, vice president of the federation, congratulated Prince Abdulaziz bin Turki Al-Faisal on his award, the culmination of his support for the federation’s activities, which provide a variety of programs that aim to promote a better quality of life and the spread of sports culture.

Al-Sharif congratulated the winners of the awards in other branches, indicating that a ceremony will be held in honor of the winners in March 2020 in Egypt, on the sidelines of the general assembly of the federation.


GEA holds huge airshow, events in celebration of Saudi National Day

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GEA holds huge airshow, events in celebration of Saudi National Day

RIYADH: The General Entertainment Authority (GEA) has held several initiatives and events in celebration of Saudi Arabia’s 90th National Day.
The have been running since Tuesday and will go through to Saturday. 
A massive airshow, described as the largest to take place in the Kingdom’s history of national days, saw about 60 military and civilian aircraft participate.
The GEA also launched an initiative through the Twitter hashtag #nanshod lel watan or #Sing_National_Anthem, where the participant will post a short video clip in which he/she sings the Saudi national anthem. All the clips contributed will be combined to produce an artistic work that reflects national joy. 
It also organized a “National Day” coloring guide, through which it would precious attractions in the Kingdom and various administrative provinces were lit or decorated in green and white, the colors of the Saudi flag. Roads and building walls were decorated as an expression of national pride too. 
Photographers also have an opportunity to mark the National Day by participating in an initiative titled “Share a photo of the Country.” 
The GEA is holding all these events under the motto Himma Hatta Al-Qimmah (Passion to the Top), which it launched at the end of
last month, in a bid to create a special identity to the 90th Saudi National Day.