Al Nassr’s surprise capture of football
megastar Cristiano Ronaldo is the rearmost in a string of high- profile sports additions by oil painting-rich Saudi Arabia. The conservative Gulf monarchy, frequently criticised over its mortal rights record, is trying to furbish its image and attract foreign interest as it diversifies its frugality down from oil painting.
2029 Asian Downtime Games host
Saudi Arabia, a substantially desert country where summer temperatures touch 50 degrees Celsius( 122 degrees Fahrenheit), raised eyebrows in October when it was chosen to host the 2029 Asian Downtime Games.
The event, which has formerly earned the wrath of environmental contenders
will be held at NEOM, an under- construction$ 500 billion municipality that’s planning a time- round downtime sports complex.
Formula One The swank world of F1 zoomed into Jeddah, the Red Sea megacity that’s a gateway for pilgrims headed to Mecca, in 2021 with a night race bordering the bank. It’s one of four grands prix to be held in the fat Gulf this time.
Last time’s edition was overshadowed by an attack by Huthi revolutionists from Yemen, Saudi’s war- torn neighbour, that left oil painting installations spewing black bank within sight of the circuit during practice sessions.
Saudi plutocrat has created a schism in the golf world with the heavily funded LIV Tour, which has allured some top players with record- breaking prize plutocrat and eye- soddening signing- on freights.
Former world number one Dustin Johnson has been one of the high heirs
lading$ 35 million in total prize plutocrat in the initial season – on top of a reported$ 150 million just for agreeing to play. Despite roiling golf’s establishment, LIV will expand its 54- hole, part- platoon format this time with a 14- event transnational schedule offering a record$ 405 million in prize plutocrat
British heavyweight Anthony Joshua has fought doubly in Saudi Arabia, earning a big payday each time while swatting off review over alleged sportswashing.
Joshua won his vengeance match against America’s Andy Ruiz in King Abdullah Sports City in December 2019, before returning in August last time when he was excelled by Ukrainian maestro Oleksandr Usyk.
Last time Saudi Aramco, the world’s biggest oil painting exporter and one of its richest companies, embarked on a backing of major events organised by the International Cricket Council, including the men’s and women’s one- day and T20 World Mugs.
Saudi Arabia has tripped to the fore in steed racing with the$ 20 million Saudi Cup, the world’s richest race. The last two editions have been won by Saudi- possessed nags, including 66- 1 liberty Emblem Road’s palm last time
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