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Eyes on the prize as Saudi women target global sporting glory

JEDDAH: Saudi women are stepping up to take their place on the global sports scene with a 2,000-year-old game leading the way. The growing popularity of badminton among women has made it one of the fastest growing sports in the UK, according to leading athletes. Muqrin Al-Muqrin, chairman of the Saudi Badminton Federation, said the …

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How Saudi Arabia is aiming to be home to the world’s biggest sporting events

JEDDAH: The Saudi Arabian coastal city of Jeddah was in renewed excitement on Saturday ahead of one of the biggest boxing rematches in sporting history between Ukrainian Oleksandr Usyk and British fighter Anthony Joshua. Such scenes of anticipation are becoming more familiar in Saudi Arabia as the kingdom hosts an increasing number of international sporting …

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