WASHINGTON: Saudi Arabia’s ambassador to the US expressed her deep sense of pride in the Saudi athletes competing at the Tokyo Olympics.
“I’m so very proud of all our athletes who are representing the Kingdom of Saudi Arabia in Tokyo today,” said Princess Reema bint Bandar. She wished them well and added: “We’re just starting and it can only get better from here.”
She also spoke of the joy she feels seeing young Saudis overcome the challenges and make it to the Olympic Games.
“Each young man and woman brings their own unique experience to their sports,” she said. “And to see them make it all the way to the Olympics, despite the current challenges, brings me tremendous pride and joy.
“Our aim as a team in Tokyo is not just to compete for medals, but to compete with passion and dignity and to open the doors for young men and women to truly engage and participate in sports.”
Princess Reema added that the Kingdom’s leadership is keen to support the nation’s developing sports sector and to help athletes reach their full potential.
“We’ve been working hard to create the best environment to foster and grow local and regional talents and to adopt sports as a way of life in the Kingdom,” she added.