Saudi crown prince: I do not care about ‘sportswashing’ claims

Saudi’s Crown Prince Mohammed Bin Salman said he does not care about allegations of “sportswashing” against the kingdom and that he will continue funding sport if it adds to the country’s gross domestic product (GDP), Reuters reports. The allegation of “sportswashing” is levelled at countries perceived to be using sport to improve their tarnished image abroad. “If sportswashing [is] going to increase my GDP by 1%, then we’ll continue doing sportswashing,” the crown prince told Fox News. Saudi Arabia has made massive investments in football, golf Formula One, boxing and tennis in recent years through its Public Wealth Fund, which is chaired by the crown prince, the kingdom’s de facto ruler since 2015. Critics accuse the country of using its sovereign wealth fund to engage in […] Source

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