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Why is Saudi Arabia investing billions in sports?

By France24
20 January 2024   |   3:22 am
Saudi Arabia is pouring billions into sports in a bid to transform its economy. Crown Prince Mohammed bin Salman has made the sector a key part of his Vision 2030 plan. The Saudis have bought Newcastle United and bankrolled a breakaway golf competition since 2021.

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