Arada Vice Chairman Prince Khaled bin Alwaleed elected to Board of Saudi Arabian Olympic Committee

News: 24 May 2021

Arada’s Vice Chairman, HRH Prince Khaled bin Alwaleed bin Talal Al Saud, has been elected to the Board of the Saudi Arabian Olympic Committee (SAOC) at the general assembly meeting. The general assembly meeting also served as elections to appoint its President, Vice-President and Board Members on Sunday, May 23, 2021.

The elections saw Minister of Sport HRH Prince Abdulaziz bin Turki Al-Faisal Al-Saud re-elected as President of the SAOC. Meanwhile, Prince Khaled, who also serves as President of Saudi Sports for All Federation (SFA), was appointed to the SAOC board along with other contemporaries and influential decision-makers. He was also renewed as Sports for All Federation President for the next four years.

“Serving Saudi as the SFA President has been a privilege, and I am proud to now build on that honor by serving the country as part of the esteemed Board of the Saudi Arabian Olympic Committee,” said Prince Khaled. “My warmest thanks to Minister HRH Prince Abdulaziz bin Turki Al-Faisal for granting this opportunity; I am looking forward to helping shape the Kingdom’s elite sports ambitions alongside some of Saudi’s most dedicated individuals. We will continue growing, together.”

During the SAOC general assembly, the SFA was awarded for its Sports Promotion and Development activities, given its relentless pursuit of creating a healthier, more active Saudi society. The award was presented by Minister for Sport Prince Abdulaziz bin Turki Al-Faisal Al-Saud to SFA President Prince Khaled bin Alwaleed bin Talal Al Saud.

The award pays homage to SFA’s work in engaging the community to promote a healthier and more active Saudi Arabia, and for inculcating a health-first mindset nationally. It follows on from the SFA’s recent Awards win – where SFA campaign Baytak Nadeek (Your Home, Your Gym) scooped Gold in the Best Campaign in Saudi Arabia category for 2020, while its Move to Donate campaign won silver in the Best Sports and Recreational Campaign category.