Saudi Arabian Olympic Committee hosts inaugural International Athletes’ Virtual Forum

The Saudi Arabian Olympic Committee (SAOC) hosted its inaugural International Athletes’ Virtual Forum – under the patronage of HRH Prince Abdulaziz bin Turki Al-Faisal, President of SAOC on 29-30 August.

Representatives from the International Olympic Committee (IOC), Olympic Council of Asia (OCA), SAOC and Saudi Ministry of Sports were among those who attended the event to share best practice with more than 10,000 athletes and sports institutions.

The two-day Forum aimed to showcase inspiring success stories, exchange knowledge and increase awareness of available resources on athlete welfare, women’s sport, career transition and sports performance and science.

HRH Prince Abdulaziz bin Turki Al-Faisal, President of SAOC, opened the Forum and said:

“Saudi Arabia is a committed supporter of the Olympic Movement, the OCA and sport throughout Asia. Aligning with Olympic values will help to drive positive social change across our nation and the Asian continent. Promoting the role of the Athletes’ Commission both locally and internationally is important to SAOC as we continue to prioritise the welfare of all athletes – especially in the areas of anti-doping, women’s sport development and mental health.

“Events like this are a central part of Saudi Arabia’s sports strategy as the Kingdom looks to drive sustainable development and establish a hub of educational and performance excellence for all athletes across Asia – helping to create more elite and recreational competitors who are healthier and better prepared.”



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