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Updated November 2023

After the resounding success of the Saudi Games last year, all eyes are once again turning to the Kingdom of Saudi Arabia with eager anticipation for the highly-awaited Saudi Games 2023, set to take place in Riyadh.

As one of the most significant national sports events in the nation’s history, this year’s edition promises to be even more exhilarating and unforgettable. Athletes from across the kingdom are preparing to showcase their skills and determination, ready to compete in a display of sportsmanship and camaraderie.

Keep reading to find out more about the mega national sports event of Saudi Arabia, the Saudi Games 2023

Saudi Games 2023 date

The Saudi Games is all set to kick off from 26 November to 10 December 2023, in Riyadh city. The competitions will be held in several venues, including the Prince Faisal bin Fahd Olympic Complex which will host 21 competitions and Al-Nasr Club Hall, which will host 4 competitions. There are also other venues, such as Riyadh Club track, Prince Faisal bin Fahd bin Abdulaziz Sports City, King Saud University, and Riyadh Golf Club.

The main aim behind this mega sports event is to provide a platform for Saudi athletes to excel to their best potential and to demonstrate worldwide the Kingdom’s capabilities in hosting the largest events. With more than 6000 athletes and 2,000 technical and administrative supervisors representing more than 200 clubs across the Kingdom, contestants will be competing in 53 sports categories as individuals and teams.

Moreover, in the senior competition, the clubs that secure the first position will be awarded SAR 1 million ($267,000), while the second-placed clubs will receive SAR 300,000 ($80,000), and the third-placed clubs will be granted SAR 100,000 ($26,700). As for the youth competition, the first-placed clubs will be honored with SAR 100,000 ($26,700), the second-placed clubs will receive SAR 50,000 ($13,300), and the third-placed clubs will be presented with SAR 25,000 ($6,700).

Saudi Games 2023 registration

The Organizing Committee for the Saudi Games has officially declared the closure of the registration period for the second edition of the event on June 19. This milestone marks the commencement of the trial phase for the eagerly awaited national sporting extravaganza.

However, if you want to watch Saudi Games events, including the opening ceremony, you can book the tickets on the official website of the event.

Saudi games 2023 torch tour

The torch relay is a promotional journey that commenced in Riyadh and will cover a distance of 35,000 kilometers, passing through 21 different regions, all while being carried by last year’s champions.

It ultimately returned to the capital on November 21. Along the way, the torch will stop at significant landmarks and tourist destinations that highlight the Kingdom’s rich history and culture. As an example, it recently visited the historic Kaf Palace in Al-Qurayyat governorate, which served as the central hub for Saudi governance in that area for an extended period.

The primary goal of the torch relay is to foster a sense of sportsmanship and unity among the people and to serve as an inspiration for the athletes participating in 53 sports, including six Paralympic events.

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