Saudi Arabia’s Ambassador to the United States

Saudi Arabia’s Ambassador to the United States Refutes Navratilova’s Anti-Saudi Column

Saudi Arabia’s ambassador to the United States refuted the opinions of ‘tennis legends’ Martina Navratilova and Chris Evert (both of the United States)

who opposed hosting the Women’s Professional Tennis (WTA) tour tournament in Saudi Arabia.

In her statement released on her own social media on the 31st, Saudi Arabia’s Ambassador to the United States Rima Bint Bandar Al Saud criticized Navratilova and Ebert for “outdated stereotypes about our culture and their Western-centric nature.” 파워볼사이트

“point of view,” he criticized.

Women’s Professional Tennis

Tennis legends Navratilova and Evert, who each won 18 women’s singles titles in major tennis tournaments, published an opinion piece in the American newspaper Washington Post last week expressing their opposition to holding the final match of the WTA tour season in Saudi Arabia.

They pointed out, “Saudi Arabia has women’s human rights issues and can punish sexual minorities with the death penalty,” and added,

“In particular, it is a country where problems with human rights and basic freedoms have been a topic of international concern for a long time.”

“Holding the event in a place like this would represent a major setback not only for women’s sports,

but also for women,” he said.

“We hope this situation will change within the next five years, and if that changes,

we will support holding the event in that country.”

“I will do it,” he claimed.

Ambassador Lima then criticized this, saying, “They have turned their backs on the very women they inspired, and this is beyond disappointing.


Sports provide equal opportunities to everyone based on ability, dedication and effort.”

“It has to be done,” he pointed out.

He continued, “Sports should not be used as a weapon to strengthen any prejudice or argument,”

“There should be no disadvantage to a society that is trying to help tennis grow.”

Ambassador Lima also said, “Although there are still issues to be resolved,

it is difficult to overlook the recent progress in women’s social participation”

And added, “Our country is not a perfect place for women,

but there is virtually no place that is perfect for women,

so it is difficult to overlook the progress regarding women.”

“I welcome open discussion,” he emphasized.

Ambassador Lima, who became Saudi Arabia’s first female ambassador to the United States in 2019,

was also elected as a member of the 2020 International Olympic Committee (IOC).

Her father, Bandar bin Sultan, served as ambassador to the United States until 2005 and became the ‘paternal ambassador to the United States,’ and her grandfather,

Sultan bin Abdulaziz, is from the royal family, the 12th son of the first King Abdulaziz.

The Head of the Saudi Football Association is also Uncomfortable

Asian Cup, The Head of the Saudi Football Association is also Uncomfortable with Mancini’s ‘Leaving Work Early’

The Saudi Arabian Football Association also showed signs of dissatisfaction with coach Roberto Mancini,

known as the world’s highest-paid head coach, for leaving work early during the Korean game.

According to the Arab daily Asharq Al-Awsat, Saudi Football Association President Yasser al-Misehal said Coach Mancini’s performance in the round of 16 against Korea in the 2023 Asian Football Confederation (AFC) Asian Cup held at the Education City Stadium in Al Rayyan, Qatar on the 31st (Korean time).

He pointed out that his actions were not appropriate. 카지노사이트킹

Coach Roberto Mancini

In an interview with a local broadcaster, Chairman Almisehal said,

“It is difficult to understand why Coach Mancini left (the ground),” and added,

“We will discuss with Coach Mancini why he did such a thing.”

Still, he added, “I am satisfied with (Saudi Arabia’s) performance that Coach Mancini brought out.”

Saudi Arabia, led by coach Jurgen Klinsmann, was tied 1-1 for 120 minutes until overtime and lost 2-4 in a penalty shootout.

Saudi Arabia, who allowed Cho Kyu-seong (Midtjylland) to score the tying goal just before the end of the second half,

forcing an unplanned overtime period,

lost their third and fourth kickers in succession in the penalty shoot-out,

giving their ticket to the quarterfinals to Klinsmann.

When Saudi Arabia’s second miss occurred in the penalty shootout,

Coach Mancini left the bench and went into the tunnel.

There is growing criticism that Coach Mancini’s attitude is irresponsible,

as he appears to have given up on the game before the players,

rather than watching until the end when the team’s victory or defeat is decided.

Saudi Arabia Football

When asked to explain this behavior at a press conference immediately after the game,

Coach Mancini replied, “I apologize.

I thought the game was over,” and “I had no intention of disrespecting anyone.”

He continued, “I want to say thank you to all the players.

“He has improved a lot,” he said.

Coach Mancini is known to receive the highest salary among soccer coaches around the world.

When he took over Saudi Arabia in August last year,

Italian daily Gazzetta dello Sport reported that his annual salary was 25 million euros (about 36.1 billion won) reported up to 30 million euros (43 billion won).

Coach Mancini, who left European football for Saudi Arabia after being offered a large salary,

is a self-proclaimed ‘master’.

England’s Manchester City won their first Premier League (EPL) title.

He has won numerous championship trophies on the professional stage,

including leading Italy’s Inter Milan to three consecutive Serie A titles (2005-2006, 2006-2007, 2007-2008 seasons)

the European Football Championship held in 2021 (Euro 2020)

gave Italy its first championship trophy in 53 years.

Its Billiard Goddess’ Cha Yu-ram Quits Politics

Billiard Goddess’ Cha Yu-ram Quits Politics and Returns as a Player

Cha Yu-ram (36), who was called the ‘Billiard Goddess’ and played in the Women’s Professional Billiards Association (LPBA) before turning into a politician, is returning as a player again.

The Professional Billiards Association (PBA) announced on the 31st that Cha Yoo-ram will return to the LPBA Tour, two seasons after announcing her retirement. 카지노사이트탑

Cha Yu-ram

Cha Yu-ram played an active part in the pocketball stage,

including as a member of the national team at the 2006 Doha Asian Games and the 2010 Guangzhou Asian Games,

and switched to 3-cushion at the same time as the launch of professional billiards in 2019.

He has been active on the professional stage for the next three seasons, reaching the semifinals of the 2021-2022 NH Nonghyup Card Championship and the semifinals of the SK Rent-a-Car LPBA World Championship 2022.

In his final season, he quickly adapted to the three-cushion stage even in a short period of time,

rising to 11th place in the overall rankings.

Additionally, in the PBA Team League, he played for two seasons as a member of Welcome Savings Bank and played a major role in leading the team to its first win in the 2021-2022 season.

Cha Yu-ram, who announced his retirement as a player after joining the People Power Party in 2022,

did not give up his relationship with billiards while working as a politician.

He contributed to the development of professional billiards as a PBA public relations ambassador and a member of the PBA stadium promotion committee.

Regarding her return to the billiards stage, Cha Yu-ram said,

“I am thrilled and happy to be able to stand on the professional billiards stage for the first time in two seasons since retirement.

Welcome Savings Bank

For two years, I have done what I can as a young politician and a working mother politician.

I regret because I did my best.

“I have no regrets,” he said.

He also said, “Through the experience of the past two years,

I realized that there are many politicians who are better than me.

I realized that what I am best at is billiards, and that I was happy as a billiards player.

When I first picked up the cue, I had the mindset to improve my game.

“I will focus,” he said.

Cha Yu-ram’s return stage is the Welcome Savings Bank PBA-LPBA Championship,

which begins on the 4th of next month.

Cha Yu-ram, who has no ranking points because he did not participate in the competition in the past two seasons,

is expected to make his return in the PPQ round (1st qualifying round) of the competition starting on the 4th.

The opponent for the return match will be determined according to the bracket scheduled to be announced on the 1st of next month.

Regarding participation in the team league, the original team,

Welcome Savings Bank, had priority nomination rights.

If Welcome Savings Bank nominates Cha Yu-ram in the draft scheduled to be held ahead of the next season,

he will play in the team league as a member of Welcome Savings Bank starting from the new season.

Cha Yu-ram plans to hold an official press conference after playing the first game of the Welcome Savings Bank Wellbang LPBA Championship preliminary round to be held at KINTEX PBA Stadium in Goyang on the 4th of next month.

Its Woori Bank Continues LCK Sponsorship Until 2025

Woori Bank Continues LCK Sponsorship Until 2025

Riot Games and Woori Bank not only extended the LCK sponsorship period,

but also agreed to sponsor the Valorant International League,

signing the largest sponsorship contract in Korean e-sports history.

Riot Games held an agreement ceremony with Woori Bank at LoL Park in Jongno-gu, Seoul on the 30th,

announced that it had decided to join forces for the development of Riot Esports,

including extending LCK sponsorship and additional sponsorship of VCT Pacific. 온라인카지노사이트

The agreement ceremony was attended by key officials, including Woori Bank President Cho Byeong-gyu and Riot Games Korea CEO Cho Hyuk-jin.

An agreement was signed for two sports, including the VALORANT Champions Tour Pacific (VCT PACIFIC),

an esports league in the Asia-Pacific region for VALORANT, which is gaining popularity.

Woori Bank, which became the first financial company to sponsor the LCK title in 2019,

will continue its relationship with the LCK until 2025 by serving as the main sponsor for two more years through this agreement.

Based on Woori Bank’s sponsorship, LCK not only gained great popularity in Korea,

but also proved its international competitiveness by producing winning teams in the LoL World Championship (Worlds) three times during the sponsorship period.

In addition, Woori Bank contributed to expanding the base of e-sports and discovering new talent by hosting the ‘Woori WON Banking Advanced LoL League’ as part of its sponsorship of the LCK,

Woori Financial Group hosted the e-sports national team that participated in the 19th Hangzhou Asian Games.

Sponsored and contributed to the development of Korean e-sports.

This agreement is significant in that it includes sponsorship of Valorant eSports, which continues to gain popularity among Generation Z.

Woori Bank

We can confirm that Woori Bank, which only invested in LoL e-sports,

is committed to communicating with fans of various e-sports events in the long term.

Woori Bank’s sponsorship is the largest in Korean e-sports history,

and various events will be presented online and offline starting in February for fans of LCK and VCT Pacific.

Woori Bank President Cho Byeong-gyu said, “We cannot forget e-sports,

which brought joy to the people by winning a gold medal at the last Hangzhou Asian Games,” and added,

“We hope that the partnership between Woori Bank and Riot Games will be a great help in developing e-sports and expanding its base.”

“I hope,” said

Cho Hyuk-jin, CEO of Riot Games Korea.

“We are very grateful to Woori Bank for deciding to sponsor VALORANT esports following LCK.”

He added, “We hope to provide new fun and special experiences to not only LoL fans but also VALORANT fans”

“We will provide this and strive to establish e-sports as a sport enjoyed by generations,” he said.

The Baseball World Avoided the Worst Situation

The Baseball World Avoided the Worst Situation… We Must Shake Off the ‘Black Temptation’ Lurking Everywhere

The worst situation was avoided in the professional baseball world as the court dismissed the request for arrest warrants for former coach Kim Jong-kook and former general manager Jang Jeong-seok of the professional baseball KIA Tigers.

On the 30th, Chief Judge Yoo Chang-hoon, in charge of warrants at the Seoul Central District Court,

interrogated the suspects (substantive warrant review) before the arrest of former director Kim and former manager Jang,

who are suspected of breach of trust, etc., and reviewed the materials for nearly 10 hours before obtaining the arrest warrant requested by the prosecution.

was dismissed. 카지노사이트위키

Judge Yoo said that it was necessary to guarantee the right of defense regarding whether the money the two received from the coffee company,

which is the sponsor of the KIA team, was compensation for an illegal favor,

and that it was difficult to believe that there was a risk of destruction of evidence and escape,

that the reason for the arrest claimed by the prosecution was He stated that it is difficult to acknowledge the necessity.

Coach Kim Jong-kook

Former directors Kim and Jang, who were released while waiting in a detention center,

are scheduled to be investigated by the prosecution without detention.

Former coach Kim was almost arrested as the second current professional baseball coach in history,

following the late Sammi Superstars coach Kim Jin-young,

who assaulted an umpire during a game in 1983.

He escaped arrest, and if indicted, his guilt will be determined in court,

but it has become difficult to shake off the disgrace of being the first professional baseball manager to receive an arrest warrant on charges of personal corruption.

Baseball fans were shocked just by the circumstances of receiving bribes that the prosecution stated in the warrant.

The incident involving former manager Kim Jong-kook and former general manager Jang, who devastated the KIA team,

reaffirmed the fact that ‘black temptation’ is literally lurking everywhere around baseball players.

Professional baseball has suffered from major troubles such as corruption in exemption from military service,

corruption in win-loss manipulation where dark forces used baseball players’ seniors and juniors as a link to approach players, and illegal and banned drug scandals.

If these crimes were mainly aimed at players, it is shocking that this time,

in order to win contracts for uniforms and stadium advertisements,

the contractor gave kickbacks to the general manager,

who is in charge of running the baseball team, and the manager, who is in charge of the field.

General Manager Jang Jeong-seok

The head coach and general manager are positions that receive a stable annual salary above a certain level during the contract period with the club,

are responsible for taking the lead in preventing various irregularities and immoral acts occurring within the team.

In this regard, the mistakes of former coach Kim and former general manager Jang Jeong-seok,

who were involved in receiving bribes, should be investigated.

It doesn’t seem light at all.

If this situation is to end due to the deviation of a specific person,

there is no other choice but to rearrange morality and the system.

The KIA club, which has disturbed the baseball world with scandals between its general manager and coach for two consecutive years,

bowed its head and said it would improve the process for selecting successor managers and coaches

strengthen law compliance training for players.

It is expected that each club will use this incident as a lesson to reexamine the existing sponsorship and marketing contract system

focus on blocking the intervention of third parties other than those involved.

There is no reason for professional baseball to exist if it takes away the attention and love of fans due to corruption and misconduct outside the baseball stadium.

It seems to have been bitter.

It seems to have been bitter.

“Jose Mourinho has opened up about his frustrations at Manchester United in the past,” reported ‘Strictly News’ on March 24 (KST).

Mourinho was the manager of United from 2016 to 2018. Mourinho led the Red Devils to a sixth-place finish in the Premier League in the 2016-2017 season, but won the UEFA Europa League and the League Cup. In the 2017-2018 season, Mourinho led United to a second-place finish in the Premier League, a runner-up finish in the FA Cup, and a UEFA Champions League round of 16 finish.

However, Mourinho was blamed for the club’s sixth-place finish halfway through the 2018-2019 season, and the club sacked him in December 2018.

Since then, the club has appointed Ole Gunnar Solskjaer, Ralf Rangnick, and Eric ten Haag as managers. Since Mourinho’s departure, 스포츠토토 the club hasn’t won a single trophy. The 2016-2017 double was their last victory.

Mourinho was unhappy: “What he has now at United is something I have never experienced,” he said.

United under Van Gaal is unstable.

After 32 league games, they are currently in seventh place (15 wins, 5 draws, 12 losses, 50 points). They are 10 points behind fifth-place Tottenham Hotspur (60 points) and a whopping 16 points behind fourth-place Aston Villa (66 points).

The woeful finishing and defensive concentration problems have coincided with a lack of possession in the middle of the park. United’s goal differential this season is -1. They’ve scored 47 goals and conceded 48.

Most notably, United struggled against Coventry City in the semifinals of the 2023-2024 FA Cup at Wembley Stadium in London, England.

Leading 3-0, United suffered an extreme lapse in concentration in the second half and conceded three goals, sending the game to penalty kicks. Luckily, the Red Devils won the penalty shootout.

Despite this, talk of sacking Van Gaal has been muted.

Mourinho said: “The relationship between me and Ed Woodward, the board member, was good. We still have a good personal relationship. We still text each other. But as a professional relationship, it was not very clean,” Mourinho said.

“I’m a footballer, but he comes from a different background to me. The support he has now at United is something I have never experienced,” he said.

Mourinho added: “I didn’t have the support that he has. I didn’t have that kind of trust. That’s why, sadly, I had to leave the club. 안전 슬롯사이트 If United had trusted me a little more and believed in my experience, it could have been different,” he added.

In fact, the club has been giving Van Gaal more time and financial support. In Mourinho’s two-and-a-half seasons, United spent close to 450 billion won in the transfer market. In the same period, Ten Haag’s was 600 billion.

Mourinho had accumulated 26 points from 17 games when he was sacked. Ten Haag hasn’t been much different. This season, the Red Devils have 28 points from their first 17 league games.

Also, when Mourinho had a conflict with Paul Pogba, United opted for Pogba. On the other hand, when Ten Haag had a conflict with Jadon Sancho, he decided to send him out on loan.

Suwon FC Uses it as Captain for the New Season

Suwon FC Uses it as Captain for the New Season… Vice Captains Yoon Bit-garam, Choi Gyu-baek, Lee Seung-woo

Suwon FC Women, who left Ji So-yeon, maintain Moon Mi-ra as captain

The Suwon FC, a professional soccer K-League 1 team that is starting the 2024 season under coach Kim Eun-joong, has appointed ‘eldest brother’ Lee Yong as captain.

Suwon FC announced on the 8th, “Coach Kim Eun-joong has selected Lee Yong as the team leader.”

The club expected, “In the Suwon FC squad that has undergone significant changes ahead of this season, Lee Yong, the eldest brother and captain, will lead the squad with his unique soft leadership.” 파워볼게임

Seungwoo Lee, Bitgaram Yoon, and Gyubaek Choi were appointed as vice captains.

Lee Seung-woo and Yoon Bit-garam, who served as captains at the beginning of last season, assist captain Lee Yong-gi and serve as a bridge between veterans and young players.

Choi Gyu-baek, who joined Suwon FC this season, was selected as the right person to lead the team’s harmony based on his outstanding friendliness.

Lee Yong, who wore the captain’s armband, expressed his ambition, saying, “I want to provide a lot of help to the coach,” and “I will try to show my fans a good performance often.”

Suwon FC Women, who fell short of winning the Women’s Professional Soccer WK League last year, will maintain the team of captain Moon Mi-ra and vice-captain Jeon Ha-neul with their star Ji So-yeon leaving for Seattle Reign FC of the National Women’s Professional Soccer League (NWSL).

Moon Mi-ra, who was the top scorer in the WK League last season with 12 goals and even took home the Attacker of the Year award at the 2023 Korea Women’s Football Federation Awards, received support from coach Park Gil-young and the players.

Moon Mi-ra said, “As captain, I will lead the team with a sense of responsibility,” and added, “The players will play as one and challenge for the championship.”

“Klinsmann was Fired, Association should be Responsible for the penalty”

“Klinsmann was Fired… The Association should be Responsible for the penalty” A Petition for Public Consent Appears

A public petition has emerged calling for the dismissal of coach Jürgen Klinsmann (Germany), the head coach of the Korean national soccer team, who failed to regain the top spot for the first time in 64 years after a series of poor performances in the 2023 Asian Football Confederation (AFC) Asian Cup.

According to the National Assembly Petition for Public Consent site, a petition written by a soccer fan regarding the dismissal of coach Klinsmann, who surprised Asia with ‘foolish’ soccer, ‘do it’ soccer, and ‘stand by’ soccer against the Korean national soccer team, which is composed of the golden generation of all time. 온라인카지노

A petition titled ‘ was released on the 9th.

The author, who identified himself as a member of the ‘Red Devils’ and a referee from the Korea Football Association, stated in the purpose of the petition that Korea had scored 11 goals and conceded 10 goals in 6 games in this Asian Cup, and said, “The worst performance has made them a laughingstock of Asian countries.”

“We strongly petition for the dismissal of Director Klinsmann, who is the person responsible.”

The author is angry that although Coach Klinsmann consistently pledged to ‘win the Asian Cup’, Korea, which repeatedly performed poorly in the group stage, barely advanced to the semifinals after successive overtime games and was eliminated with a miserable 0-2 loss with 0 shots on target. expressed.

Since its launch in March of last year, Klinsmann has recorded 3 draws and 2 losses in 5 games, and has won 6 consecutive friendly matches against weaker countries, starting with a win against Saudi Arabia in September.

Afterwards, Coach Klinsmann declared that he would ‘win the Asian Cup’ and said, “Please judge everything based on the results.”

In addition, the author sniped at Coach Klinsmann, who has maintained his own method despite the ongoing controversy over working from home and going abroad, and said, “Since we promised to win the Asian Cup and asked to be evaluated based on the results, of course, we should receive a cold evaluation,” highlighting the need for dismissal. I emphasized it.

The author mentioned the list of the Korean national team, which was considered the ‘golden generation’ and ‘the best squad ever’, and expressed disappointment by saying, “I never thought that we would be eliminated after failing so poorly against countries of a much lower level.”

If the National Assembly public consent petition obtains the consent of more than 50,000 people within 30 days from the date of publication, it is referred to the relevant standing committee of the National Assembly, and if adopted after review, it is submitted to the plenary session of the National Assembly.

Doosan Kim Jae-ho Signs a Contract with an Annual Salary

Doosan Kim Jae-ho Signs a Contract with an Annual Salary of 300 Million Won… Joined Japan Futures Camp on the 12th

Veteran professional baseball infielder Kim Jae-ho (38) has completed salary negotiations for 2024 with the Doosan Bears.

Doosan announced on the 9th, “We have completed contracts with all 61 people eligible for annual salary renewal in 2024.”

The last salaried contractor was Kim Jae-ho.

Kim Jae-ho signed for 300 million won offered by the club. 카지노

Kim Jae-ho, who joined Doosan as a first-round pick in 2004, qualified as his first free agent (FA) in December 2016 and signed a four-year contract worth 5 billion won with Doosan.

In January 2021, he signed a second free agent contract with Doosan.

The contract terms at the time were three years and a total of 2.5 billion won.

Kim Jae-ho, who received an annual salary of 500 million won last year, signed the 200 million won reduction, and on the 12th, he left for Miyakojima, Okinawa Prefecture, Japan, the training site for the Futures (2nd team) team, to prepare for the 2024 season in earnest.

Kim Myung-shin, who contributed the most on the Doosan mound in 2023, signed a contract for 225 million won, up 80 million won from 145 million won.

This is the highest raise in the team excluding free agents (FA).

Myung-shin Kim had 3 wins, 3 losses, 1 save, an ERA of 3.65, and 24 holds in 70 games last year.

Starting agent Kwak Bin was contracted for 210 million won, an increase of 70 million won, and key bullpen player Jeong Cheol-won was contracted for 165 million won, an increase of 65 million won.

Kim Dong-ju signed a contract for 55 million won, an increase of 24 million won, recording the highest increase rate (77.4%) in the team.

Clayton Kershaw Returns to Los Angeles Dodgers

Clayton Kershaw Returns to Dodgers, “I Started Pitching Training Two Weeks Ago… I’ll be Back in the Summer”

Los Angeles Dodgers icon, left-handed pitcher Clayton Kershaw (35) expressed his determination to return to normal this summer.

Kershaw met with local reporters, including the Associated Press, at the Major League Baseball (MLB) Dodgers spring camp held at Camelback Ranch in Glendale, Arizona, USA on the 9th (Korean time) and explained the rehabilitation process and return schedule. 카지노사이트

“It was really hard to sign, but I’m excited to pitch again at Dodger Stadium,” Kershaw said.

He said, “I concentrated on recovery for three months after the surgery, and it has been about two weeks since I started the pitching program,” and added, “I will be able to return as early as July or August.”

Regarding ‘superstar’ Shohei Ohtani, who joined the Dodgers, Kershaw said, “He is a smart player, so he will do well,” and “It is good for other players that the attention is focused on Ohtani.”

Kershaw qualified as a free agent (FA) after completing the 2023 season, and recently decided to sign with his home team, the Dodgers.

The Dodgers have not yet officially announced the details of the contract or the facts of the contract.

However, AP reported, “The Dodgers have prepared a space in the clubhouse with Clayton Kershaw’s name on it.”

Kershaw is a franchise star who has only played for the Dodgers since 2008.

He ranked first in the National League (NL) earned run average for four consecutive years from 2011 to 2014, and received the Cy Young Award, given to the best pitcher, three times during this period.

In 2014, he achieved outstanding results with 21 wins, 3 losses, and an earned run average of 1.77, and even won the Most Valuable Player (MVP) award.

However, Kershaw has suffered from frequent injuries since 2019, and was put on the operating table in November last year due to injuries to the glenohumeral ligament and joint capsule of his left shoulder.