The Saudi Arabian Olympic Committee showed tremendous capabilities and great distinction during the year 2020, despite all the suffering that global sports experienced with the outbreak of “Corona virus”, as the current calendar year witnessed many activities, events and achievements of the “Saudi Olympic” led by its President Prince Abdulaziz bin Turki. Al-Faisal and his deputy, Prince Fahd bin Jalawi bin Abdulaziz bin Musaed, who made tremendous efforts that made the Kingdom a global sporting interface with great support from the wise leadership, which attaches much importance to sports and athletes in line with the Kingdom’s Vision 2030.January
The Saudi Olympic football team qualified for the Tokyo Olympics 2020, after an absence of nearly 24 years.
The President of the Saudi Arabian Olympic Committee, Prince Abdulaziz bin Turki Al-Faisal, celebrated the Al-Akhdar Olympic qualifiers at a reception attended by a group of Al-Akhdar stars who had previously qualified for the 1984 Los Angeles Olympics and Atlanta 1996.
The announcement of the largest sporting event in the history of Saudi sports, the “First Saudi Games”, in addition to the qualification of the Saudi table tennis team player, Ali Al-Khadrawi, for the Olympic Games Tokyo 2020.
The Saudi Games have been postponed until further notice, based on the recommendations of the committee concerned with following up on developments in the spread of the new Corona virus (19- COVID), and the campaign “# Exercise_ at home” has been launched as part of the efforts and efforts it is making in line with the precautionary measures to confront Corona virus.
The launch of the campaign called “The Olympic Question”, which witnessed a number of prominent sports figures asking a question addressed to the athletes and the public, and the launch of the “Athletes Session” program, which consisted of several episodes with the participation of a number of prominent athletes at the level of Saudi sports, who spoke about their distinctive experiences, Shedding light on the path that must be followed in order to reach the summit.
The Saudi Arabian Olympic Committee and sports federations continued to activate remote training to preserve the gains of Saudi clubs and teams.
In a unique event, the Saudi Arabian Olympic Committee celebrated the “Olympic Day” remotely, recalling the three Olympic values: friendship, respect, and distinction, with all spectrums of society.
In a new achievement for Saudi women, Princess Rima bint Bandar bin Sultan was elected as a member of the International Olympic Committee.
The President of the Saudi Arabian Olympic Committee, Prince Abdulaziz bin Turki Al-Faisal, issued a decision appointing Prince Fahd bin Jalawi bin Abdulaziz bin Musaed as deputy chairperson of the committee.
Organizing the International Players Forum, the first of its kind in the Kingdom, which discussed, with the participation of international sporting organizations, many affairs of athletes before and after their retirement.
The Saudi Arabian Olympic Committee celebrated the 90th Saudi National Day by highlighting the role of some of the players of the various Saudi teams from the security and health sectors during the “Covid-19” pandemic.
Prince Abdulaziz bin Turki Al-Faisal has officially launched the file for Riyadh’s candidacy to host the 2030 Asian Games.
The Saudi Olympic Committee and the Saudi G20 Secretariat organized a conference of the National Olympic Committees of the G20 countries, as well as the first conference for women leaders in sports organizations in partnership with the International Taekwondo Federation and in the presence of the President of the International Olympic Committee, Dr. Thomas Bach.
The General Assembly of the Olympic Council of Asia has chosen Riyadh to host the 2034 Asian Games.