Voting in Muscat on Wednesday to Decide 2030 Asian Games Host City

MUSCAT, The Olympic Council of Asia (OCA) will choose a host city for the 2030 Asian Games at the 39th OCA General Assembly in Muscat, Oman, on Wednesday.


Doha and Riyadh are competing to host the 2030 Asian Games, and it is first time in the history of the Games that the selection of the host city will be through an online vote.


HE OCA President Sheikh Ahmad Al Fahad Al Sabah will preside over the General Assembly, with the participation of the heads and delegates of the 45 Asian National Olympic Committees. 24 representatives of the National Olympic Committees in Asian countries will attend the meeting in Muscat, while 21 committees will participate via video conference due to the outbreak of the Coronavirus pandemic.


Doha has very high potential to help it win the right to organize the Asian Games, especially the mega sports facilities such as the sports village which will be built for this matter, as well as the presence of giant sports complexes, halls and playgrounds at the highest level that were praised by sports figures on more than one occasion.


Qatar has a pioneering experience in organizing the Asian Games, as it had organized Doha Asian Games in 2006, which was one of the best tournaments. It was praised by all and considered by the OCA as a milestone in the organizing process, and its opening ceremony was and still among the most amazing event of all those that were held before.


The OCA Executive Office meeting was held today and attended by HE Second Vice President of the Qatar Olympic Committee and OCA Vice President Dr. Thani bin Abdulrahman Al Kuwari.


During the meeting, the team of the Qatar 2030 file made a presentation on what will be provide in the upcoming Asian Games, and it was a distinguished presentation and highlighted the great Qatari ambition and desire to host the Asian Games for the second time in the history of the Games. ​


Source: Qatar Olympic Committee

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