HRH Prince Faisal

Biographical information

Full nameFaisal•Bin Fahd Bin Abdul Aziz Al-Saud
Used nameHRH Prince•Faisal
Original nameفيصل•بن فهد بن عبد العزيز آل سعود
Born7 July 1946 in Ar-Riyad, Ar-Riyad (KSA)
Died21 August 1999 in Ar-Riyad, Ar-Riyad (KSA)
Title(s)HRH Prince
NOC Kingdom of Saudi Arabia


HRH Prince Faisal Fahd Abdul Aziz was educated in political science, economics, and management at the University of California at Santa Barbara. As a member of the House of Saud, he became a high-level politician within the Saudi Arabian government, serving as director of General Administration for Youth Welfare, Ministry of Labour and Social Affairs beginning in 1971. He was director-general in the Ministry of Planning starting in 1977, after which he was Minister of State and was a private “emissary to Iraq.”

In sports Prince Faisal held multiple posts in Saudi Arabian sporting federations. He was President of the Saudi Basketball Federation from 1963-77, secretary-general of the Saudi Arabian Olympic Committee from 1973-75, after which he served as President; President of the National Football Federation beginning in 1973; President of the Union of Arab Football Associations from 1975; and President of the Arab Sports Confederation starting in 1976. He became an IOC Member in 1983 and served on the Cultural Commission from 1984-87, remaining on the IOC until his early death from a heart attack in 1999.

Organization roles

Role Organization Tenure NOC As
President Saudi Arabian Olympic Committee 1975—1999 KSA HRH Prince Faisal
Member International Olympic Committee 1983—1999 KSA HRH Prince Faisal

Olympic family relations

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