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Dr. Razan Baker

Dr. Razan Baker is a member of the board of directors at the Saudi Bowling Federation, a specialist in corporate social responsibility in sports, and a sports columnist/journalist.

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Role of Saudi women in sport is expanding to a whole new degree

When I first became involved in the field of sports, as a journalist in 2005, I thought a new door had opened for me to a world of unlimited opportunities.

November 19, 2019

Saudi women make history at sixth GCC Women’s Games

In 2018, a royal decree was issued to increase the participation of women in sport. In addition, the number of sports federations increased from 32 to 64, to provide more opportunities for men and women to take part and excel in the sports they enjoy.

November 05, 2019

How sport can bring communities together and attract investment

Sport has many benefits, of course, from health to economics to tourism. But I am focusing, in this column, on how sport can make people feel at home, and part of a community — particularly expatriates.

May 26, 2019

New aims bring with them new challenges

As the new academic year kicked off new challenges awaited schools across Saudi Arabia. How are they going to meet the Vision 2030 and increase participation in sport?

November 04, 2018

Could bowling be Saudi Arabia’s next big thing?

Saudi Arabia is about to witness the inauguration of three new bowling centers in the western, eastern and central provinces, dedicated by the government thanks to Turki Al-Sheikh, chairman of the General Sports Authority (GSA). 

September 09, 2018