The government of Saudi Arabia continues to attract the interest of world tourists. One of them is by holding sports events for a whole month which include Formula E, tennis, horse riding, and boxing.
Head of the General Sports Authority (GSA) Prince Abdulaziz bin Turki Al Faisal, said the sporting activities will take place November 22 to December 21, 2019. Besides competing for the four sports above, during this period 11 festivals will also be held.
Under the direction of Crown Prince Prince Mohammed bin Salman (MBS), a sports activity called the Saudi Seasons also involves the Ministry of Culture, the Public Entertainment Authority, the General Sports Authority, and the National Heritage and Heritage Commission (SCTH). Saudi Seasons will be centered on Diriyah.
“The success of Formula E Diriyah last year encouraged us to take Diriyah to a different level during Diriyah Seasons this year. Where else in the world can you find an epic mix of the past, present, and future? Our hands are open and welcomed more warmly, “Prince Abdulaziz said in a statement obtained by 7upsports, Monday (10/07/2019).
|November 22-23, 2019||Formula E Diriyah|
|December 12-14 2019||Tennis Cup|
|December 7, 2019||Boxing|
|December 12-14 and December 19-21 2019||Horse riding|
Meanwhile, CBX CEO Carlo Boutagi, said, the popularity of racing sports and Formula E is getting higher.
“We hope to see Formula E on three historic nights during Diriyah Seasons,” he said.
Porsche racer Andre Lotterer said he was looking forward to racing at the historic site.
“It’s great to be back at Diriyah, last year’s race was very impressive, all the participants enjoyed racing here and we look forward to this year,” he said.
Besides Prince Abdulaziz also announced the Diriyah Tennis Cup on 12-14 December featuring eight of the world’s best tennis players. Call it Belgian David Goffin, France’s Lucas Pouille, and Italian Fabio Fognini.
“This is a source of inspiration for young people to exercise more and play tennis,” he said.
Meanwhile, the boxing match will present a heavyweight on December 7 and is the first time in Saudi. Boxers Andy Ruiz and Anthony Joshua will win the integrated heavyweight title, WBC, WBA, IBO, WBO.
The horse riding event will be joined by 150 male and female jockeys. Saudi athletes will test their reliability against international stars on December 12-14 and December 19-21.
Winners will get qualification points in their efforts to compete in the Tokyo Olympics. The horse riding field can hold 15,000 spectators.
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