Saudi Arabia

The Saudi Sports for All Federation (SFA) and global drinks and beverage company PepsiCo have signed a two-year agreement to promote sport and active lifestyles in the kingdom

The English Premier League allowed 2,500 supporters to attend a friendly between Brighton and Chelsea in a test of Covid-19 measures - AFP/CNA

The Saudi Arabia-backed consortium behind a bid for Premier League club Newcastle United has pulled out of the deal

Saudi Arabian competition authorities have permanently cancelled the licence of Qatar-based pay-television broadcaster beIN Sports and issued a fine of SAR10m (€2.34m/$2.6

The Asian Football Confederation has announced the five bidders for its 2027 Asian Cup, with Saudi Arabia and Qatar against set to face each other in another bidding race

There have been talks between representatives of the Saudi Arabian state and the German Bundesliga about a potential deal for the league's media rights in the Middle East

LaLiga outfit Valencia is said to have filed a complaint for damages against the Spanish Football Federation (RFEF), claiming unfair distribution of prize money from this year’s inaugural Super Cup tournament i…

The World Trade Organisation (WTO) has ruled that Saudi Arabia actively promoted and supported pirate broadcaster beoutQ in contravention of the country's obligations under international law to protect…

The Dakar Rally motorsport event will continue to be held exclusively in Saudi Arabia for its 2021 edition, although a fresh route will be put together following this year’s race.

Esports tournament organiser Blast has mutually terminated its deal with Saudi future city project NEOM in response to anger from teams, staff and fans. Callum McCarthy examines where the deal went wrong.

Sport in Saudi Arabia is on the cusp of enormous change. Crown Prince Mohammed bin Salman – the heir to the kingdom’s throne and one of the two most powerful men in the country along with his father, King Salman bin Abdulaziz – has targeted sport as one of the vehicles of his ambitious plan to transform the country.

The governor of Tokyo has questioned whether the Olympic Games can go ahead next year without an international deal on travel and quarantine

The English FA is threatening to take the Saudi state-backed broadcaster KSA Sports to court over showing clips of old FA Cup matches featuring Newcastle United, it has been reported

Javier Tebas, the president of LaLiga , is appealing to the English Premier League to judiciously examine the planned £300m ($378m/€345m) takeover of Newcastle United by Saudi Arabian investors.

Saudi Arabia’s Public Investment Fund (PIF) has acquired a 5.7

The Olympic Council of Asia (OCA) has today (Thursday) announced that Doha and Riyadh will contest the hosting rights for the 2030 Asian Games, setting up another battleground in the ongoing enmity between…

Yousef al-Obaidly, chief executive of Qatar-based pay-television broadcaster beIN Media Group, has written to Premier League chief executive Richard Masters and the chairmen of the respective clubs, urging…

The long-running sale of English Premier League club Newcastle United looks imminent, with reports that an agreement laying out a deal with Saudi Arabia's Public Investment Fund has been submitted to the…

London-based sports marketing agency CSM has been appointed to play a major role in a new joint venture between Bahrain Mumtalakat Holding Company, the sovereign wealth fund of the Kingdom of Bahrain, …

The Saudi Arabian Football Federation (SAFF) has submitted an application to host the 2027 edition of the Asian Cup national team tournament

Saudi Arabia is reportedly close to extending its presence in the global sports market with a £340m (€403.9m/$444.9m

Formula 1 is in talks over staging a grand prix in Saudi Arabia, with reports claiming that a deal worth £50m (€58.3m/$64.9m) per year is under discussion.

Saudi Arabia is hosting its first ever women's golf tournament in March next year, under an agreement between the Ladies European Tour, Golf Saudi and the Saudi Golf Federation

World number two golfer Rory McIlroy has ruled out taking part in next month's European Tour event in Saudi Arabia, despite being offered a large appearance fee

World Snooker has announced a 10-year deal with Saudi Arabia's General Sports Authority for a lucrative new tournament to be hosted in the country from 2020

US golfer Tiger Woods has revealed he turned down a $3m appearance fee to play at the controversial Saudi International tournament on the European Tour early next year

Luigi De Siervo, Italian Lega Serie A’s chief executive, has said a “multi-year agreement” for Italian Super Cup finals to be played in Saudi Arabia that pre-dated his arrival in the role is the key i…

Swiss private banking group Julius Baer has agreed a two-season extension to its global sponsorship of Formula E, while the electric racing series has retained Saudi Arabian Airlines (Saudia) as title…

Spanish commercial duo Atresmedia and Mediaset are reported to be the latest broadcasters to shy away from a bid for domestic rights to the Supercopa, following the Spanish Football Federation’s (RFEF’s) dec…

Spanish public-service broadcaster RTVE has joined the chorus of criticism concerning the Spanish Football Federation’s (RFEF) decision to stage its Supercopa club competition in Saudi Arabia, stating i…

LaLiga president Javier Tebas has criticised the Spanish Football Federation’s (RFEF) decision to stage its Supercopa club competition in Saudi Arabia, citing the country’s alleged support for pirate bro…

Bahrain, Saudi Arabia and the United Arab Emirates have all confirmed that they will compete in this month’s Arabian Gulf Cup football tournament in Qatar, despite their ongoing economic and political b…

The Spanish Football Federation (RFEF) has today (Monday) signed a three-year deal to stage its revamped Supercopa club competition in Saudi Arabia, stating the agreement will lead to the launch of a new…

World Wrestling Entertainment has signed an expanded events agreement with the Saudi General Entertainment Authority, guaranteeing a second annual large-scale wrestling event in the country until 2027