Saudi Arabian Olympic Committee (SAOC) President Prince Abdulaziz bin Turki Al-Faisal Al-Saud has arrived in Japan ahead of the start of the Tokyo 2020 games to show his support for the country’s participating athletes.
He was met at Narita International Airport on Tuesday by Prince Fahd bin Jalawi, the SAOC’s vice president.
Also arriving in Tokyo were SAOC members Yasser Al-Mashal and Adwaa Al-Arifi, as well as secretary-general of the Saudi Arabian Football Federation Ibrahim Al-Qassim.
In Tokyo, Saudi Arabia has its largest ever Olympic delegation, with 11 individual qualifiers being joined by the country’s U-23 football team.
The Saudi athletes will take part in nine sports, a new record that surpasses the six events at the Athens Olympics in 2004.
The Saudi Arabian U-23 football team will be the first of the Kingdom’s delegation in action when it takes on Ivory Coast at Yokohama International Stadium on Thursday.
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