First Saudi woman to be appointed to the International Olympic Committee
Saudi Arabia’s Princess Reema bint Bandar al Saud has been elected as a member of the International Olympic Committee (IOC). The esteemed politician - who is also currently the Kingdom's ambassador to the United States - is part of five candidates (three women and two men) who were nominated for membership by the IOC executive board on July 17.
Princess Reema, along with her colleagues, will work together in upholding Olympic values and promoting ‘Olympism’ in both Saudi Arabia and all over the world.
Commenting on the new election Prince Abdulaziz Bin Turki Al Faisal, the country's Minister of Sport, congratulated Princess Reema on her election, saying that it confirms the ability of Saudi sports to be present on an international level in organizations such as the IOC.
During her career, Princess Reema became one of the most prominent female Saudi personalities.
She has been Saudi Arabia’s ambassador to the United States since February 2019 – and is the first woman to hold the position.
In October 2018, she was appointed president of the Mass Participation Federation, making her the first woman to lead a multi-sports federation in the Kingdom, a role she occupied until her appointment as Saudi ambassador to the US.
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