RIYADH: Saudi Arabia launched a nation-wide march of the torch of the Saudi Games 2022, the largest sporting event in the Kingdom’s history.
Athletes and major sports personalities will travel 3,500 kilometres across the Kingdom starting from Riyadh for 22 days on foot or another preferred means of transport such as a vehicle or a horse.
The march, scheduled to conclude on Oct. 10 in Al-Dir’iyyah Governorate, aims to promote the values of the Saudi Games 2022 and convey peace and friendship to residents and visitors alike, according to the organizer’s statement.
The Saudi Games 2022 torch relay is set to commence from the Saudi Olympic and Paralympic Committee headquarters in Riyadh before moving on to Al Madinah Al Munawara, followed by Tabuk, NEOM, Al Jawf Province, Al-Shola, the Northern Borders Province, Ha’il, and the Qassim region.
By Sept. 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 conclude on Oct. 10 in Al-Dir’iyyah Governorate.