Mohammed bin Salman, the Crown Prince of Saudi Arabia and chairman of the country’s Public Investment Fund (PIF), says he “doesn’t care” about accusations of “sportswashing”. Allegations have been made that Saudi Arabia is investing in sports and leveraging high-profile events to enhance its global reputation.? PIF led a consortium that went on to complete a takeover of Newcastle United in 2021. Chairman of the Premier League club, Yasir Al-Rumayyan, is the governor of PIF.? The Gulf state has also invested in other sports, launching LIV golf and holding...
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