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Paralympic Committee of Saudi Arabia holds meeting to discuss athletics

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This past week, the Paralympic Committee of Saudi Arabia met at the Prince Faisal bin Fahd Olympic Complex in Riyadh to discuss amongst other topics preparations for the national athletics team at upcoming events, including the 2015 IPC Athletics Grand Prix scheduled to be held in Tunisia from March 20 to 25.



The Committee also discussed their preparations for the Gulf Games scheduled for later this year in Dammam, the level of support to provide for football and powerlifting.  General governance issues were also discussed, including some things related to possible restructuring and improving communications with local clubs and external sporting bodies, and how they can improve their interactions with the goal of having more Saudi athletes competing internationally.


It was the second time the Committee had met under its new chairman.  The last meeting took place prior to the Saudi men’s national ID football team departure for the World Championships in Brazil.  Then, the major topics were that championship, the athletics team preparation for IWAS World Junior Games and the decision to host a wheelchair basketball competition.


Laura Hale
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Laura Hale is a sport journalist, specializing in Paralympic and disability sport news. Prior to helping found ParaSport-News, she spent two and a half years working as a journalist on Wikinews, a citizen journalism site. As a journalist, she has covered the 2012 Summer Paralympics in London, the 2013 IPC Alpine Skiing World Championships in La Molina, the 2014 Winter Paralympics in Sochi, and a number of other sporting events. She has additional experience with Paralympic sport having worked as a Wikipedian in Residence for the Australian and Spanish Paralympic Committees. She has a PhD in Communications from the University of Canberra.

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