Saudi Arabian Olympic Committee approves launch of new sports federations
The Saudi Arabian Olympic Committee (SAOC) approved the launch of five new sports federations each for hockey, lacrosse, rugby, baseball and softball, at a meeting held recently in Riyadh.
The president of SAOC, Prince Abdul Aziz bin Turki Al-Faisal, chaired the meeting which decided to appoint a president for all five of the approved federations.
The meeting involved discussion of several reports including one on the recently launched “Athletes Committee.”
Other points of discussion included Olympics related issues and the steps taken to ensure the preparedness of Saudi athletes to participate at the global level.
The committee also announced the unveiling of a new strategy to promote sports in the Kingdom.