Riyadh — In another first in the sporting history of the country, Saudi Arabia will compete at the 2022 Winter Olympics in Beijing. This will be the first Winter Olympic appearance in the country’s sports history.
The Saudi winter sports team skiers Salman Al-Howaish and Fayik Abdi achieved the qualification points to participate in the 2022 Winter Olympics, hosted in Beijing from Feb. 4 to 20.
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The skiers qualified for the first time creating history in the Kingdom in the alpine skiing competition. Now the Saudi Olympic and Paralympic Committee will determine the final participant after applying several technical criteria, given the rules and regulations of the Winter Olympics.
Saudi Arabia has heightened its preparations for Beijing 2022; as the Kingdom attempts to qualify athletes for the first time in the Winter Games. The Kingdom is not a hotbed for winter sports and has never participated in a Winter Olympics to date.
But with no small thanks to the efforts of a small team of skiers and snowboarders; the Saudi flag will soon fly at the opening ceremony of the Beijing 2022 Olympic Winter Games on Feb. 4.