Saudi Crown Prince Mohammed bin Salman attends heavyweight title fight between Oleksandr Usyk and Anthony Joshua in Jeddah. Photo: Reuters
Saudi Crown Prince Mohammed bin Salman attends heavyweight title fight between Oleksandr Usyk and Anthony Joshua in Jeddah. Photo: Reuters

Minister rejects ‘sportswashing’ claims, as Saudi Arabia eye Olympics bid

  • In 2034, the capital Riyadh will host the Asian Games, a large-scale multi-sports event that could foreshadow a bid for the Summer Olympics
  • Saudi sports events are routinely accused of being used as a distraction from human rights violations, a practice dubbed ‘sportswashing’

Saudi Crown Prince Mohammed bin Salman attends heavyweight title fight between Oleksandr Usyk and Anthony Joshua in Jeddah. Photo: Reuters
Saudi Crown Prince Mohammed bin Salman attends heavyweight title fight between Oleksandr Usyk and Anthony Joshua in Jeddah. Photo: Reuters
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