Jeddah to play host to Basket Ball World Championships in October

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RIYADH – A contract for the Kingdom to play host the Basket Ball World Championships for “Cities 3X3”, in mid-October, was signed here on Monday, Saudi Press Agency said.

The signing ceremony was in the presence of Prince Abdulaziz Bin Turki Al-Faisal, chairman of the Saudi Arabian Olympic Committee; Abdulrahman Al-Massaad, president of the Saudi Basket Ball Federation and the First Vice President of the Basket Ball World Federation Ignacio Andreas.

Prince Abdulaziz Bin Turki Al-Faisal said that the championships will be held, in Jeddah governorate, in October, pointing out that such a move is a preliminary step to host more prestigious world championships, in future, so as to cement the Kingdom clout, on the world sports'.

Meanwhile, the First Vice President of the Basket Ball World Federation Ignacio Andreas expressed thanks and appreciation to the Saudi Basketball Federation to host the Basket Ball World Championships for “Cities 3X3”. He expressed confidence about the Kingdom’s success in hosting the event due to the capabilities and potentials it possesses. – SPA


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