2023 Saudi Games: Countdown to Kingdom’s largest sporting event starts
RIYADH: The countdown to Saudi Arabia’s largest sporting event has started, with more than 6,000 athletes expected to participate in 53 events when the 2023 Saudi Games begins from Nov. 26 until Dec. 10.
Building on the resounding success of last year’s inaugural edition, the organizing committee of the 2023 Saudi Games is confident that it will provide another spectacular showcase of national sportsmanship and athletic excellence, a statement said.
Six events are exclusively dedicated to the Paralympics, while four will be showcased as demonstration sports. There will be 12 sports featured in the Saudi Youth Games.
As well as competing for a podium finish, athletes will vie for substantial monetary prizes totaling over SR200 million ($53.3 million). Gold medalists will receive SR1 million, silver medalists SR300,000, and bronze medalists SR100,000.
In the youth category, gold medalists will receive SR100,000, silver medalists SR50,000 and bronze medalists SR25,000.