Saudi SFA Board Member nominated for International Olympic Committee executive seat

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Princess Reema bint Bandar holds numerous public sector roles across both domestic and foreign stages

Saudi Ambassador to the United States, HRH Princess Reema bint Bandar Al Saud, has been nominated for the International Olympic Committee Executive Board. The announcement will be made virtually on July 17, 2020. In addition to Princess Reema, the nominees are: Maria de la Caridad Colón Ruenes of Cuba, Kolinda Grabar-Kitarović of Croatia, Battushig Batbold of  Mongolia, and the UK’s Sebastian Coe.

According to the official website, founded in 1921 the Executive Board consists of the International Olympic Committee President, four Vice-Presidents, and 10 other members. All members are elected by the Session through a secret ballot system of majority vote and remain in their positions for four years.

HRH Princess Reema bint Bandar Al Saud, Saudi Ambassador to the United States, and HRH Prince Khaled bin Alwaleed bin Talal Al Saud, President, Saudi Sports for All Federation

Princess Reema, Saudi representative to the International Olympic Committee, has spearheaded community sports programs across the nation and continues to advocate for Vision 2030 goals. In her capacity as SFA member of the Board of Directors, Princess Reema helps to strengthen and shape  the Federation’s values across health and wellness metrics.

The SFA, previously the Mass Participation Federation, was formerly headed by Princess Reema, who was succeeded by HRH Prince Khaled bin Alwaleed bin Talal in March 2019. Under both tenures, hundreds of thousands of people across the county have joined in the SFA’s drive for participation in physical fitness across the Kingdom.

Best of luck to all of the nominees, and congratulations!

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