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Arab News, Wednesday, Jul 11, 2018 | Shawwal 27, 1439

Community sports deal signed in Jeddah

Saudi Arabia: Jeddah Gov. Prince Mishaal bin Majed sponsored an agreement signed by the Saudi Federation for Community Sports and Jeddah’s municipality, as part of the latter’s initiatives to promote community sports in the city.
After the signing, Prince Mishaal highlighted the importance of sports on health, and said demand for sports in the Kingdom is increasing significantly. He urged everyone to benefit from public places dedicated to exercise.
The agreement was signed by federation President Princess Reema bint Bandar bin Sultan, and the municipality’s Deputy Secretary Dr. Abdullatif Al-Harthy.
It is supported by Turki bin Abdulmohsen Al-Sheikh, chairman of the General Sports Authority (GSA) and of the Saudi Olympic Committee, said Princess Rima.
The agreement will enable Jeddah to become the first city in the Middle East to be named an International Activities City by the International Olympic Committee, she added.
Earlier, Princess Reema encouraged the private sector to invest not just in new sports facilities but also in training academies, human capital development and other elements of the sporting ecosystem.

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