General Presidency of Youth Welfare (GPYW)
Saudi Arabian Olympic Committee
Saudi Arabian Olympic Soccer Team
Saudi Arabian Olympic Track and Field Team
Saudi Arabian Olympic Equestrian Team
Saudi Arabian Olympic Shooting Team


General Presidency of Youth Welfare (GPYW)

HRH Prince Faisal Bin Fahd Bin Abdul Aziz
President of the General Presidency of Youth Welfare (GPYW)
  • Born in Riyadh, 1946
  • Graduated from University of California in Political and Administrative Sciences, 1971
Positions:
  • President of Saudi Arabian Olympic Committee (SAOC)
  • Member of International Olympic Committee (IOC)
  • President of Arab Sports Confederation
  • President of Arab Football Federation
  • President of Saudi Arabian Football Federation
  • President of Saudi Arabian Youth Hostel Association
  • Chairman of International Commission for the Preservation
HRH Prince Sultan Bin Fahd Bin Abdul Aziz
Vice President of the General Presidency of Youth Welfare (GPYW)
  • Born in Taif, 1951
  • Graduate of Sandhurst Military Academy, Great Britain, 1973
Positions:
  • Vice President of GPYW
  • Vice President of Saudi Arabian Olympic Committee (SAOC)
  • President of SAOC Executive Board
  • President of the GPYW Federations Affairs Committee
  • Vice President of Saudi Arabian Football Federation
  • President of the Executive Board of the Saudi Arabian Football Federation

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Saudi Arabian Olympic Committee


Secretary-General Soliman Bin Abdul Rahman Al-Jabhan
  • Born in 1935
Positions:
  • Secretary-General of the Saudi Arabian Olympic Committee (SAOC)
  • Treasurer of the Islamic Solidarity Sports Federation
  • Board Member of the National Olympic Committee
  • President of the Saudi Tennis and Table Tennis Federation
  • President of the Arab Table Tennis Confederation
  • President of Saudi Arabian Youth Hostel Association
  • Board Member of the Asian Table Tennis Federation and the International Tennis Federation

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Saudi Arabian Olympic Soccer Team

Administrative Staff
Fahad Nasser Al-Dahmash, Team Manager
  • Board Member of Saudi Arabian Football Federation
  • Manager of Saudi Arabian Youth Hostels
  • Former Association Football International Referee
Team Officials
  • Muhammad Jeber Al-Hairai
  • Rashid Abdul Rahman Al-Jamaan
  • Musaed Hamad Al-Talasi
  • Rezwan Abdullah Mandili
Technical Staff
Ivo Ardais Wortmann, Head Coach
  • The 46-year-old Brazilian coach has coached professionally in Brazil and around the world, leading his teams to various championships. In Saudi Arabia, Mr. Wortmann has led the Saudi Arabian youth team to the Asian and world championships. Under his guidance, the Saudi Arabian National Team qualified for the Atlanta Games.
Team Staff:
  • Luis Carlos, Assistant Coach
  • Dr. Rashid Basheer Al-Tunisi, Team Physician
  • Tariq Al-Sharqawi, Sports Medicine
  • Muhammad Sadeq, Sports Medicine

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The Saudi Arabian Olympic Soccer Team representing the Kingdom at the 26th Olympiad in Atlanta is the product of an intensive nationwide effort to develop soccer and other sports and provide the facilities, services and support necessary for national teams and individual athletes to compete effectively at the international level. Soccer was first introduced in the Kingdom in 1928 by the Al-Ittihad Club, the countryıs oldest soccer club. In 1959, the Saudi Football Federation, the national soccer association, was established and later joined the Federation Internationale de Football Association (FIFA), the international governing body of soccer. The establishment of the General Presidency of Youth Welfare (GPYW) in 1974, and the sports development programs it has introduced over the past two decades, provided a great boost to soccer and other sports. In 1984, the Saudi soccer team captured the Asian Games Gold Cup and maintained the championship at the 1988 Asian Games. The Saudi team upset several opponents to play in the finals at the 23rd Olympiad soccer competition in Los Angeles in 1984. In 1993, the national team attained first place in the Asian Division to represent the worldıs largest and most populous continent at the World Cup USA '94 finals. The team's outstanding performance propelled it to the second round of competition, the first Asian team to do so, before losing to Sweden, which placed third in the competition. The following is a list of players from which 11 will be selected to continue Saudi Arabia's proud Olympic tradition at the 26th Olympiad.

Hussein Al-SadekAbdullah Al-Shahrani
Abdullah SulaimanAbdullah Al-Gurni
Mohamed SheleihIbrahim Al-Sowaid
Abdulaziz Al-MuleifiIbrahim Mater
Khalid Al-RashidIbrahim Al-Issa
Hussein Al-MasaariAbdul Rahman Saifain
Khamis Al-OuairanKhalid Kahwaji
Nasser Al-Qahtani Fuad Anwar Amin
Tayseer Al-NatifMohamed Al-Khelewi
Ubeid Al-DousariHamza Idris
Hussein Abdul Ghani Ahmed Bin Nasib
Rashed Al-MugrenFaisal Al-Dousari
Khamis Al-ZahraniIbrahim Bakri

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Saudi Arabian Olympic Track and Field Team
Saad Al-Asmari 3,000 meter Steeplechase, 5,000 meter Steeplechase
Salem Al-Ahmadi Triple Jump and Long Jump
Jamal Al-Saffar 100 meters and 200 meters
Hashim Al-Sharafa 200 meters and 400 meters
Alaini Al-Qahtani 5,000 meters and 10,000 meters
Khalid Al-Khalidi Discus, Shotput
Hadi Sma'ili 400 meter hurdles
Muhammed Al-Bishi 400 meter hurdles

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Saudi Arabian Olympic Equestrian Team
Khalid Al-Eid
Ramzi Al-Dahhami
Kamal Bahamdan
Fahad Al-Ja'id (Alternate)

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Saudi Arabian Olympic Shooting Team
Said Al-Motairi Skeet Shooting
Ahmed Al-Asmari Trap Shooting
Saud Al-Otaibi Trap Shooting and Double Trap Shooting
Mansour Al-Abdan Double Trap Shooting

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