Saudi esports federation chief says Kingdom has huge potential in market

  • RIYADH: Saudi Arabia has huge potential in the esports market given its location between east and west, the chairman of the board of Directors of the Saudi Esports Federation (SEF) said Monday. Prince Faisal bin Bandar bin Sultan, speaking about the Kingdom’s e-sports strategy recen...
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Saudi sports minister chairs delegation at Asian Olympic council meeting

  • RIYADH: Saudi Sports Minister Prince Abdulaziz bin Turki Al-Faisal will chair the Kingdom’s delegation at the Olympic Council of Asia executive board meeting and its general assembly in Cambodia on Monday. The prince will lead the delegation in his role as president of the Saudi Olympic and P...
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How Saudi Arabia intends to become a global hub for gaming and esports

  • JEDDAH: The gaming and electronic sports industry is growing rapidly in Saudi Arabia and the wider GCC, with major investments announced to support domestic game developers and world-class competitions taking place in the region.  Saudi Crown Prince Mohammed bin Salman recently announced...
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Riyadh’s King Fahd International Stadium to host Saudi Games opening ceremony

  • RIYADH: The first edition of the Saudi Games will begin in Riyadh on October 27 under the patronage of King Salman, the Saudi Press Agency reported on Saturday. King Fahd International Stadium will host the ceremony. The games are set to be the largest sporting event hosted in the Arab world ...
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International Olympic Committee renews Saudi Arabian memberships for next four years

  • RIYADH: The International Olympic Committee on Friday announced that it is renewing three memberships for Saudi Arabia for the next four years, while adding a new fourth membership, the Saudi Press Agency reported. IOC President Dr. Thomas Bach said the three committee memberships that have be...
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New chapter for women’s football in Saudi Arabia as national team conclude first ever matches at home

  • RIYADH: Following their launch last year, Saudi Arabia’s Women’s National Team has completed a historic week after taking on Asian counterparts Bhutan in their debut matches on home soil. Taking place across four days at the Prince Sultan bin Abdulaziz Stadium in Abha, both friendly fixtures ...
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Saudi Sports for All launches multipurpose venue in Dammam

  • DAMMAM: The Saudi Sports for All Federation is set to open a multipurpose sports facility in Dammam this month, among several “Domes” to be launched across the country over the coming years. Supported by the Ministry of Sports and the Quality of Life Program, the state-of-the-art facility has...
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Racist abuse of Richarlison shows FIFA still has work to do

  • MANCHESTER, England: When FIFA President Gianni Infantino dashed from Geneva to Paris to watch World Cup favorite Brazil in their final warmup game before Qatar, he cannot have expected to be confronted by such visual proof of the racism that continues to infect soccer. Not least because the ...
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Racial slur, laser pens at players mar Brazil’s 5-1 win over Tunisia in friendly

  • PARIS: Richarlison was the target of a banana thrown from the crowd as Brazil thrashed Tunisia 5-1 in a friendly in Paris on Tuesday, while Neymar edged closer to Pele’s all-time scoring record for the five-time world champions. The game at the Parc des Princes was also briefly paused in the ...
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Five things to look out for as Arab quartet finalize World Cup preparations

  • The four Arab teams preparing for the 2022 FIFA World Cup had mixed results in the first round of games in this crucial international break. There were plenty of talking points around the games, and below are just five things to look forward to as the quartet wrap up the last official internati...
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