September 15, 2022
NEOM Beach Games 2022 to bring together leading global sports events to one unique destination
NEOM, Kingdom of Saudi Arabia, September 15, 2022: NEOM, the sustainable regional development taking shape in northwest Saudi Arabia, announced today the NEOM Beach Games 2022 that will bring together leading world class sport events with high performance athletes from over 25 countries, as the region aims to become a hub for sport. The series of major sport events will launch on October 19 and feature five dynamic sports; kitesurfing, triathlon, 3x3 basketball, beach soccer and mountain biking.
Commenting on the announcement, NEOM’s CEO, Nadhmi Al-Nasr, said, “We are delighted to host the NEOM Beach Games which brings together local and international rights holders for five globally popular sports in one diverse location in the Kingdom of Saudi Arabia. NEOM is a place of unparalleled natural beauty and will be the ideal backdrop for what promises to be a period of exciting competition amongst world-class athletes competing in a variety of challenging sports.”
The dynamic sport event will commence with world cup kitesurfing over the first five days, closely followed by Olympic level competition of short course triathlon on October 29. Other events to be held include an international 3x3 basketball tournament and a four-day beach soccer competition that will see 12 teams from around the world compete in the intense tournament. In total, NEOM will host over 25 nations over these four sports. The NEOM Beach Games 2022 will then conclude on December 9 with the desert mountain biking race which will host 220 male and female riders from around the world for a four-stage event, varying 80 – 120 kilometers per stage.
Jan Paterson, Managing Director of Sport at NEOM, added, “We are excited to be hosting world class events in NEOM as we aim to develop a sporting hub which will contribute to our evolving sport ecosystem. Partnering with key sporting bodies will strengthen our goals of building a high-performance culture and inspire the next generation of athletes across the region.”
This event marks yet another major activity as part of NEOM’s ambition to host dynamic sports events featuring world class athletes and organizations.
Taking place over six exciting weeks, fans around the world can follow the NEOM Beach Games 2022 as they unfold:
NEOM Beach Games events
Qatar Airways GKA Freestyle World Cup NEOM
October 19-23, 2022
Super League Triathlon NEOM
October 29, 2022
NEOM FIBA 3x3 Super Quest 2022
November 4-5, 2022
NEOM Beach Soccer Cup
November 9-12, 2022
NEOM Titan Desert
December 6-9, 2022