The Saudi purchase of Newcastle was derided by some as “sportswashing” but was rubber-stamped by the Premier League. Photo: AFP
The Saudi purchase of Newcastle was derided by some as “sportswashing” but was rubber-stamped by the Premier League. Photo: AFP
LIV Golf

Saudi Arabia’s sporting cash splurge, from Cristiano Ronaldo and Newcastle to LIV golf and F1

  • Oil-rich Gulf nation has made inroads in sports including football, golf, boxing, horse racing, motor racing and cricket
  • It is already set to host the Asian Games and, controversially, the Asian Winter Games, and has its sights set on staging the Olympics

The Saudi purchase of Newcastle was derided by some as “sportswashing” but was rubber-stamped by the Premier League. Photo: AFP
The Saudi purchase of Newcastle was derided by some as “sportswashing” but was rubber-stamped by the Premier League. Photo: AFP
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