In another important step for women empowerment in Sports, Saudi Arabia has hired 5 women leaders in its Olympics Committee. Each one is heading an Olympic game committee and each has a solid experience in her field.
Today, women’s sports are booming in Saudi Arabia, especially in recent times, as women’s participation in sports activities has increased over the past five years by 150 percent, according to statistics from the Ministry of Sports.
It started officially after introducing KSA vision 2030, when Princess Rima was appointed by royal order as the Deputy Chairman of the General Authority for Sports for the Women’s Section in 2016. She was the first Saudi woman to hold a sport position. In 2018, Princess Rima bint Bandar bin Sultan was appointed as President of the Federation Saudi Community Sports. In March 2019, Prince Abdulaziz bin Turki Al-Faisal, Chairman of the Board of Directors of the Saudi Olympic Committee, issued a decision establishing the Saudi Federation for Special Olympics, and appointing Princess Reema bint Bandar bin Sultan as its president. Ever since she and her team has work on implementing sports and healthy lifestyle to Saudi women.
Starting with physical education that has been offered since 2017 in Saudi public schools for girls, which was one of the most important reforms in the kingdom.
Saudi women can now participate in almost all sports and attend the games as well.