Saudi Arabian Olympic Committee to host “Conference of National Olympic Committees of G20”
His Royal Highness Prince Abdulaziz bin Turki Al-Faisal, President of the Saudi Arabian Olympic Committee (SAOC), will chair the “Conference of National Olympic Committees of the G20 Countries” organized by the Kingdom of Saudi Arabia in partnership between the Saudi Secretariat of the G20 and the Saudi Arabian Olympic Committee for the first time at a summit level in the digital city in Riyadh, under the title “The Olympic Movement During and After the COVID-19 Pandemic,” as part of the program of international conferences held on the sidelines of the Saudi Presidency of the G20 this year.
The conference will discuss the most important opportunities and challenges facing the Olympic and sports sector at the global level after the global pandemic “COVID-19”, in addition to shedding light on the important role that the Olympic movement plays in helping the international community to recover socially, economically and healthily from the consequences of the pandemic.
The conference will see the participation of the President of the International Olympic Committee (IOC), Dr. Thomas Bach as Honorary Chair of the Conference, member of the IOC Her Royal Highness Princess Reema bint Bandar AL Saud, Dr. Robin Mitchell, President of the Association of National Olympic Committees (ANOC), President of the Italian Olympic Committee Giovanni Malago, Dr. Tedros Adhanom, Director General of the WHO, Mr. Witold Bańka, President of the World Anti-Doping Agency (WADA), James Macleod, IOC Director of Olympic Solidarity and NOC Relations, member of the Board of Directors of the Japanese Olympic Committee Ms. Momii Keiko, Chairman of Y20 Youth Engagement Group Othman Al-Muammar, and Vice President of U20 Urban Community Engagement Group Eng. Hussam Al-Qurashi.
The SAOC had invited all the National Olympic Committees of the G20 countries, in addition to the National Olympic Committees of the countries that were invited to attend the G20 summit, respectfully: UAE, Jordan, Spain, Rwanda, Singapore, Switzerland, Vietnam, the World Health Organization, international federations, and continental Olympic committees.