International Travelers to Flock to Saudi Arabia’s Inaugural Saudia Ad Diriyah E-Prix in December

Three-day festival of sports, music and culture marks the first time tourist visas to the Kingdom have been issued for non-religious activities   RIYADH, Nov 11, 2018: Hundreds of foreign visitors from more than 50 countries will be arriving in Saudi Arabia on tourist visas issued in conjunction with the upcoming inaugural Saudi Ad Diriyah…

King Salman Tennis Championship Postponed Due to Nadal Injury, Announces Saudi General Sports Authority

The tournament, which was scheduled for December 22, will be rescheduled, says the GSA   RIYADH, Nov 10, 2018 – Saudi Arabia’s General Sports Authority (GSA) announced the postponement of the King Salman Tennis Championship which was to have pitted Rafael Nadal against Novak Djokovic. The reason for the postponement is the recent injury and…

WWE Crown Jewel: Brock Lesnar Defeats Braun Strowman to Win Universal Championship Title in Front of Sold-Out Crowd in Saudi Arabia

  RIYADH, Nov 2, 2018 – World Wrestling Entertainment, Inc held its second show this year in the Saudi capital of Riyadh on Friday as the WWE Crown Jewel unfolded before a sold-out crowd of 25,000 at the King Saud University (KSU) Stadium in Riyadh. In the premier match, Brock Lesnar was awarded the WWE…

Callum Smith claims world boxing title in Jeddah

Saudi Arabia hosts first professional boxing championship   RIYADH, September 29 (CIC) – Saudi Arabia made history on Friday night by hosting its first professional boxing match.  The nail-biting event ended in the World Boxing Super Series super-middleweight newcomer Callum Smith emerge victorious against WBA world super-middleweight champion George Groves with a spectacular seventh-round knockout.…

STC Wins Exclusive Broadcasting Rights for Saudi Football Matches in SAR 6.6 Billion Deal

STC Wins Exclusive Broadcasting Rights for Saudi Football Matches in SAR 6.6 Billion Deal

Initial agreement signed by the General Sports Authority, the Saudi Football Federation and Saudi Telecom Company   RIYADH, February 6, 2018 – The General Sport Authority (GSA), the Saudi Football Federation and Saudi Telecom Company (STC) have signed an agreement giving the company the exclusive rights to broadcast Saudi football matches as well as the…

World Chess Championship Begins Today in Riyadh, With Total Prize Money of US$2,000,000 On Offer

More than 200 grandmasters to participate in the event   RIYADH, December 26 – King Salman World Chess Championship begins today at Apex Convention Center at King Abdullah Petroleum Studies and Research Centre in Riyadh. Saudi Arabia is hosting the event for the first time, with the opening ceremony having been held yesterday. The event…