Princess Reema Bandar Al Saud, Saudi Arabia’s ambassador to the United States, was overwhelmed by the decision of the International Olympic Committee (IOC) Executive Board to include three women candidates among the five nominees.
The Arabian world is changing, and one of the most tremendous evidence is Princess Reema Bandar Al Saud is among three women nominated to the International Olympic Committee (IOC) this week. The move is a part of an effort to increase women’s representation in sport, TheNational says.
“Great progress has been made around the world in promoting greater access to sport for women and girls, and ensuring their equal participation in sports. I remain committed to these principles, and look forward to building on the IOC’s efforts in this respect,” she wrote on Twitter.
In the Arabian country, great progress has been made in promoting greater access to sport for women and ensuring their equal participation in sports. Saudi princess remains committed to these principles and look forward to building on the IOC’s efforts in this respect.
The royal female is a member of the IOC’s Women in Sport Commission and has led efforts to increase women’s participation in sport in Saudi Arabia.
Saudi Princess Reema Bandar Al Saud has ruined the stereotypes, she holds several important positions like the Deputy of Women’s Affairs at the Saudi General Sports Authority, a board member of Saudi Arabian Olympic Committee, chair of the Saudi Arabia Special Olympics and board member of the Saudi Sport for All Federation.
Another two women who were also nominated by IOC at its virtual meeting on June 10 are Maria de la Caridad Colon Ruenes of Cuba and Kolinda Grabar-Kitarovic of Croatia. The two male nominees are Lord Sebastian Coe of Britain and Battushig Batbold of Mongolia.
The nominations will be finally voted on at the IOC session on July 17, which will also be held online because of the coronavirus pandemic. According to IOC President, Thomas Bach, the members of Executive Board are “also bringing up the female membership to 39”.
“With the election of these five candidates, the IOC Session and the entire Olympic Movement would benefit from an extremely valuable range of skills and expertise,” Bach said in statement.