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Updated 28 September 2022

After being postponed from March 2020 due to the Covid-19 pandemic, the most significant national sports event in the history of the Kingdom of Saudi Arabia, the Saudi Games is all set to take place in Riyadh.

Moreover, for all those who missed out on registering for the mega sports event in the Kingdom, the registration date for the Saudi Games 2022 has also been extended from 25 September to 30 September.

Keep reading to find out more about the mega national sports event of Saudi Arabia, the Saudi Games 2022

Saudi games 2022 date

The Saudi Games is all set to kick off from 27 October to 7 November 2022, in Riyadh city.

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 the participation of more than 6000 athletes and 2,000 technical and administrative supervisors representing more than 200 clubs across the Kingdom, contestants will be competing in 45 sports categories both as individuals and teams. Moreover, 5 games are dedicated to Paralympic sports.

Furthermore, the first-placed clubs are reported to receive SAR 1 million ($267,000), SAR 350,000 ($93,000) for second-placed clubs and SAR 100,000 ($26,700) for the third-placed clubs.

Saudi games 2022 registration

The Saudi Games authorities are now providing a golden chance for aspiring Saudi athletes to take part in the mega sports event by extending the registration from 25 September 2022 to 30 September 2022.

To register for the Saudi Games 2022 event, follow the steps given below:

Saudi games 2022 torch tour

Riyadh, the capital city of Saudi Arabia recently witnessed the launch of a torch relay for the Saudi Games 2022. The torch relay commences just weeks before the debut of the Kingdom’s most noteworthy national sporting event.

Attended by Prince Fahd bin Jalawi bin Abdulaziz bin Musaed, Vice President of the Saudi Olympic and Paralympic Committee and Director of the Saudi Games, and Princess Dilayl Bint Nahar Al Saud, deputy director of the Saudi Games, and other influential personalities, the Saudi Games 2022 torch relay kicked off from 11 October 2022.

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With an aim to promote the positive values ​​of the Saudi Games 2022 and convey peace and friendship to residents and visitors alike throughout its journey, the torch relay will take place for 3,500 kilometers throughout the country for a total of 22 days.

The Saudi Games 2022 torch relay commenced from the Saudi Olympic and Paralympic Committee headquarters in Riyadh before moving on to Al Madinah Al Munawara, followed by Tabuk, NEOM, Al Jowf Province, Al-Shola, the Northern Borders Province, Ha’il, and the Qassim region.

The torch will be carried across the Kingdom by those known for their outstanding contributions to sports, including individual achievements and championships. Furthermore, the athletes and other well-known personalities will conduct the torch relay either on foot or using a means of transport, such as a vehicle or a horse.

Concluding on 10 October 2022, in Al-Dir’iyyah Governorate, the torch relay will visit some of Saudi Arabia’s most prominent cultural and historical attractions by traveling on a route that features 57 famous landmarks in 13 regions.


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