IT firm Atos announces Riyadh HQ, sports technology center during LEAP conference

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DUBAI: Relentless leaders Al-Wasl heaped pressure on Cosmin Olaroiu’s underperforming Sharjah, Spain icon Andres Iniesta’s sinking Emirates Club looked doomed, and Farhad Majidi’s inconsistent Ittihad Kalba-reign was brought to an ignominious end during ADNOC Pro League’s matchweek 15. Friday’s grandstand clash in Dubai witnessed goals from Abdulrahman Saleh and outstanding UAE attacker Ali Saleh to maintain … Read more

EA Sports announces inaugural Ramadan Tournament for MENA region gamers

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RIYADH: The Riyadh 2023 Global Esports Games are set for some decisive match-ups on Friday night that will decide who advances to Saturday’s finals. Hosted by the Saudi Esports Federation and presented by the Global Esports Federation, day three of the five-day flagship multi-title competition saw countries’ quests for glory and global supremacy edge closer … Read more

Embattled Bayern Munich appoint new sports director to oversee shakeup

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Eddie Howe sets ambitious Newcastle United target with Joelinton deal top of priority list NEWCASTLE: Persuading key man Joelinton to pen a new Newcastle United deal is a “priority” for Eddie Howe, even with chief negotiator Dan Ashworth out of the Magpies’ exit door. The Brazilian has been a huge miss in the Newcastle midfield … Read more

Tennis can champion equal pay across all sports: US Open champ Coco Gauf

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Sloane Stephens talks Dubai return, taking on Iga Swiatek, and race to qualify for Paris Olympics DUBAI: Sloane Stephens is not planning to retire any time soon but said her return to Dubai for the first time in 10 years was inspired in part by an urge to “make the rounds” and ensure she did … Read more

Frankly Speaking: Is tennis the next ‘Grand Slam’ for Saudi sports?

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DUBAI: Tennis is fast becoming a popular sport in Saudi Arabia with thousands of young people, including women and girls, signing up to clubs and taking part in tournaments across the Kingdom, Arij Mutabagani, president of the Saudi Tennis Federation, has said. Appearing on Arab News’ current affairs show “Frankly Speaking,” Mutabagani said one only … Read more

Saudi Sports for All Federation, ASICS Arabia sign partnership

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LONDON: The Saudi Sports for All Federation announced on Sunday that it had signed a partnership with the Middle East arm of Japanese sportswear brand ASICS. Saleh Al-Husseini, the SFA’s managing director, and Seiji Hori, ASICS Arabia general manager, signed the agreement at a ceremony in Riyadh. Under the terms of the agreement, ASICS Arabia … Read more

We want to deliver world-class events to Saudi Arabia and inspire local talent: SRJ Sports Investments CEO

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DUBAI: Saudi sporting history will be made on Feb. 24 when Riyadh hosts the country’s first mixed martial arts event, the “PFL Champions v Bellator Champions” at Kingdom Arena. Having bought the rights for Bellator at the end last year, the Professional Fighters League is set for strong expansion in the region over the coming … Read more

Saudi Sports for All Federation welcomes more than 20,000 participants for 2024 Riyadh Marathon

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RIYADH: More than 20,000 male and female competitors from 125 countries, including Saudi Arabia, took part in the third edition of the Riyadh Marathon. Organized by the Saudi Sports for All Federation, in collaboration with the Ministry of Sport, the Saudi Arabian Olympic & Paralympic Committee, and the Saudi Arabian Athletic Federation, the marathon welcomed … Read more

Al-Shabab Club adds field hockey to its portfolio of sports

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Saudi Sports for All Federation welcomes more than 20,000 participants for 2024 Riyadh Marathon RIYADH: More than 20,000 male and female competitors from 125 countries, including Saudi Arabia, took part in the third edition of the Riyadh Marathon. Organized by the Saudi Sports for All Federation, in collaboration with the Ministry of Sport, the Saudi … Read more

Leejam Sports opens two fitness clubs at new SAB headquarters in Riyadh

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For eight consecutive years, the International Institute for Iranian Studies has published its prominent Annual Strategic Report, offering its esteemed readership a comprehensive and in-depth analysis of world dynamics, whether in the political, military, security or economic spheres.  With each year, Rasanah has expanded its scope of discussion, covering new regions — trying to keep … Read more