- 13 Jan 2020
- NOC News
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13 January 2020
For the first time since 2015 the Saudi Arabian Olympic Committee hosted Olympic Day on 31 December 2019 at the Prince Faisal bin Fahad Olympic Complex in Riyadh. Because of the high heat in June, the NOC decided to postpone the event. Around 500 children, their families and NOC employees took part. An Olympic booth provided information on the Olympic Movement and values, and a nutrition booth supplied information on the importance of a healthy diet. The children were able to try out different sports and take part in a 2km fun run. Among the athletes present at the event was 400m Olympic medallist Hadi Soua’an, who talked about his career, and the importance of sport in his life.
The 23rd general assembly of the NOC, chaired by NOC President Abdulaziz bin Turki Al-Faisal, took place on 25 December. A highlight of the meeting was the election of Adwa Alarifi to the Executive Board, making her the second woman to join the committee.
11 February 2019
The election for the very first Athletes’ Commission of the NOC of Saudi Arabia was held in Riyadh at the NOC headquarters on 3 February, with 40 (male and female) athletes from 29 national federations taking part. With this election, the NOC decided, in line with its statutes, to give a permanent platform and voice to Saudi athletes and get them represented at the General Assembly and on the Executive Committee. The four male and three female athletes who earned the highest number of votes automatically become members of the NOC’s new Athletes’ Commission. Besides the seven elected members, the NOC President will appoint one male and one female athlete. More info at www.olympic.sa.