The Saudi Arabian Olympic Committee (SAOC) has honoured the country's first batch of female doping control officers.
Thirty female trainees received their doping control officer (DCO) certificates in recognition of them completing the country's first women's training course for DCOs.
Held over three days at the Prince Faisal bin Fahd Olympic Complex in Riyadh, the course was organised by The Saudi Arabian Anti-Doping Committee (SAADC).
Detection, awareness and training were among the areas focused on during the course while participants completed both written and practical exams to obtain the certificate.
SAADC President Dr Mohammed Salih Alqunbaz and secretary general Abdulaziz Almsaad supervised proceedings, while certificates were issued to participants by His Highness the vice president of the Saudi Arabian Olympic Committee (SAOC) Prince Fahad bin Jalawi and HRH Princess Dilayel bint Nahar, director of sports and federations relations at SAOC.
HH Prince Fahad thanked the trainees for their commitments and progress in obtaining their certificates and wished them all the success for the future.
"We are proud of our Saudi women and what they are achieving in this field of sports including at SAADC," said HH Fahad.
HH Fahad also thanked the SAADC for their contribution to raising the quality and efficiency of the national capacity to carry out the tasks of doping control, and their work towards maintaining a clean sports environment that is safe and free of doping.