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Diriyah to Host Two Rounds of Formula E Racing next February

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Riyadh, The Ministry of Sports announced that the Kingdom of Saudi Arabia will host on February 26 and 27, 2021, two rounds of season 7 of Formula E racing, for the third year in a row in Diriyah, in coordination with the Saudi Automobile & Motorcycle Federation. The International Automobile Federation announced the provisional calendar for the ABB Formula E Championship 2020/2021. The seventh season is set to start in Santiago, Chile, on January 16, 2021 and then the series moves to Mexico City. From there the championship goes directly to the Kingdom of Saudi Arabia for another double-header in Diriyah, and then on to Sanya in China before returning to Europe for races in the Italian capital of Rome followed by the French capital of Paris. Formula E will next return to the famous...

Saudi sports’ Centers, Halls to Return to Normalcy as of Sunday

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Riyadh, The Ministry of Sports announced here today that all centers and halls will start their events and activities as of Sunday June 21, 2020. In a statement, the ministry reaffirmed importance of abiding and committing to the guiding directory of the special protocol related to the centers and halls return to normalcy on its website's link: https://www.gsa.gov.sa/ar/Documents/Sports_protocol_MOS_2.pdf. Decision for resumption of sports' activities was based on the Ministry of Interior's statement announcing returning of all commercial and economic activities to normalcy, across the Kingdom of Saudi Arabia.   Source: Saudi Press Agency

Tishreen beats al-Shorta, remains in the top of Syrian Premier League

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Damascus, Tishreen football team boosted its top place on the list of the Syrian Premier League after beating al-Shorta 1-0 in a match that was held in Lattakia on Thursday.   In Damascus, al-Wathba tied with al-Jaish 1-1. For its part, Hiteen beat al-Karama 1-0 in a game that was held in Homs.   Meanwhile, al-Wahda tied with al-Talia’a in Damascus, while in Hama, al-Nawa’er tied with al-Etiahd 3-3.   In light of those results, Tishreen remained in the top with 49 points, al-Wathba comes second with 43, al-Jaish with 41, al-Etihad and al-Wahda with 37 points for each.   Source: Syria Arab News Agency

KSA Green Basket Team to Take Part, in World E-Championships

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Riyadh, Kingdom of Saudi Arabia (KSA) Basketball Federation will took part, in the World Open Electronic Championships, organized by the International Basketball Federation (FIBA). The Saudi team will consist of 6-player, under the overseen of the Competitions' Committee of the Saudi federation. This is the first championships of its kind, to be run by FIBA, using NBA2K game on the PlayStation set. Starting from June 17, the competition is set to comprise 17 national teams, from all over the world.   Source: Saudi Press Agency

Syrian football Team has a good chance to prepare after setting time of Asia finals and World Cup qualifiers

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Damascus Setting a time to reassume the qualifiers of the World Cup and Asia Football finals gives a good chance for preparation, particularly for the Syrian National Football Team that comes first in group A. Resuming the remaining matches for the Syrian National Team will be during next October and November, which gives the technical director, Nabil Ma’alol, a good period for preparation. Ma’alol said that he has enough time to prepare the National Syrian Team for the next official participation regarding holding the training camps and the friendly matches. The Syrian national team is at the top of the Group A with 15 points, distancing the Chinese team which comes second with 7 points ,Philippines team comes third with 7 points , Maldives National team with 6 points and Guam Na...

Tishreen maintains lead as Syrian Premiere League matches are resumed

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Provinces, The 17th stage of Syrian Premiere League was concluded on Friday, with six matches being held.   Tishreen maintained its lead in the League despite tying with al-Jaish 2-2 during their match, while al-Ittihad won against al-Shurta 2-0, al-Talia won against Jableh 1-0, Hettin won against al-Nawaeer 2-0, al-Karama won against al-Sahel 3-1, and al-Jazeera tied with al-Wehda 2-2.   Current ranking: 1-Tishreen (40 points) 2-Al-Wathba (36 points) 3-Hettin (33 points) 4-Al-Jaish (31 points) 5-Al-Ittihad (29 points) 6-Al-Wehda (27) 7-Al-Karama (25 points) 8-Al-Shurta (22 points) 9-Al-Talia (21 points) 10-Al-Nawaeer (16 points) 11-Al-Futuwa (15 points) 12-Al-Sahel (12 points) 13-Jableh (9 points) 14-Al-Jazeera (6 points) ...

AFC: Resumption of Syrian Premier League good start for the return of Arab tournaments

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Kuala Lumpur, The resumption of the Syrian Football Premier League has taken the front headlines of a number of the international websites, the latest of which was the site of the Asian Football Confederation (AFC). A report for the Asian Confederation, posted on its official website, said that the resumption of the Syrian Premier League will be a good turning-point for the return of the Arab leagues to compete after the suspension of the sport activities in the majority of the world countries due to coronavirus. The Iraqi Sport federation decided to resume the local League as of July 3rd. The report appreciated the preventive measures taken by the Syrian Federation as the games will be held without spectators. Tishreen leads the Premier league with 39 points, followed by al-Wa...

Syria participates in International Olympiad in Informatics

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Damascus, With Syria’s participation, the 32nd International Olympiad in Informatics (IOI 2020), hosted by Singapore, was held online with the participation of 489 students from 41 countries. According to head of the head of the media office at the Distinction and Creativity Agency Malek Hammoud, the Syrian team participating in the IOI consisted of 23 students from various provinces. Hammoud said the competitions lasted for 4 hours and were held simultaneously around the world, with each student participating from home in solving problems that require high levels of analysis and logical thinking in algorithms, coding, and the English language. Source: Syrian Arab News Agency

Host Bids for AFC Asian Cup 2027 Extended

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Riyadh, The Asian Football Confederation (AFC) has extended the deadline for member associations to submit their biddings for hosting the AFC Asian Cup 2027 from March 31, 2020 to June 30, 2020. The decision was taken in light of the current novel Coronavirus (COVID-19) pandemic to give member associations, many of whom have been affected by the global outbreak, sufficient time to meet their internal processes and timelines. According to a recent statement by the Saudi Football Federation, the Kingdom of Saudi Arabia, Asia's three-time champion, who never played host of the continent's soccer cup, is planning to win the bidding for AFC Asian Cup 2027. Source: Saudi Press Agency

Ministry of Sports: Suspending All Sport Activities in the Kingdom and Closing of Private Sports Halls and Centers

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Riyadh, The Ministry of Sports announced the suspension of all sports activities in the Kingdom of Saudi Arabia in all tournaments and competitions, as well as the closure of private sports halls and centers, starting tomorrow, March 15, 2020, until further notice.This is an extension of the continuous efforts made by all government agencies in the Kingdom of Saudi Arabia to prevent the spread of the novel coronavirus (COVID-19), and take the necessary preventive measures in order to preserve the safety of citizens and expatriates in the Kingdom, and based on the recommendations of the committee concerned with following up on the developments of the spread this virus.Source: Saudi Press Agency