Torch relay for Saudi Games 2022 begins in Riyadh

The Saudi capital of Riyadh witnessed on Sunday the launch of a torch relay for the Saudi Games 2022, the largest sporting event in the Kingdom’s history. The relay commences just weeks before the debut of the Kingdom’s most significant national sporting event.

Traveling 3,500 kilometers across the country for a total of 22 days, the torch relay’s mission is to promote the positive values ​​of the Saudi Games 2022 and convey peace and friendship to residents and visitors alike throughout its journey.

Sunday’s launch ceremony was attended by Prince Fahd bin Jalawi bin Abdulaziz bin Musaed, Vice President of the Saudi Olympic and Paralympic Committee and Director of the Saudi Games, and Princess Dilayl Bint Nahar Al Saud, deputy director of the Saudi Games.

Also in attendance were members of the Supreme Organizing Committee for the Saudi Games, in addition to a host of sports and social personalities.

By September 24, the relay will have reached the Eastern Province, stopping by Dhahran, Al-Khobar, and Dammam, before heading to Al-Ahsa Governorate, Makkah Al-Mukarramah, Taif, Al-Baha, and Asir region. It then travels to Jazan, followed by the Najran region, Al-Ula, and back to Riyadh. The torch relay will finish on Oct. 10 in Al-Dir’iyyah Governorate.

The torch will visit some of Saudi Arabia’s most prominent cultural and historical attractions by traveling on a route that features 57 famous landmarks in 13 regions.