The Sports World Wrestles With the Khashoggi Scandal
Nov 6, 2019 | 18:30 GMT
- For all its riches, Saudi Arabia has been a small-time player on the global sporting stage, but this is starting to change thanks to far-reaching reforms.
- Like many companies active in Saudi Arabia, sporting organizations that have interests in the kingdom have sought to deflect criticism over their response to the Jamal Khashoggi murder by noting that they are "monitoring the situation."
- By proceeding with an event in Saudi Arabia early next month, World Wrestling Entertainment might lose some U.S. and European fans, but it will increase its footprint in the Middle East.