Sheikh Joaan bin Hamad Al Thani – Picture by OCA
Wednesday, 16 December, 2020, Muscat, Sultanate of Oman: Doha shall host the Olympic Council of Asia’s (OCA) 21st Asian Games in 2030 after it won the highest number of votes in a secret ballot of the OCA’s 45 National Olympic Committees held in Muscat. The voting took place on the sidelines of the 39th OCA General Assembly.
The assembly was attended by the President of Qatar Olympic Committee (QOC) and Chairman of Doha 2030,HE Sheikh Joaan bin Hamad bin Khalifa Al Thani, the CEO of Qatar Foundation, HE Sheikha Hind bint Hamad Al Thani as well as Qatar’s Deputy Prime Minister and Minister of Foreign Affairs, HE Sheikh Mohamed bin Abdulrahman Al Thani.
The voting took place in the presence of HH Sayyid Theyazin bin Haitham bin Tariq Al Said, Oman’s Minister of Culture, Sports and Youth, OCA President, HE Sheikh Ahmed Al-Fahad Al Sabah (State of Kuwait), and several other dignitaries.
Riyadh will now host the 22nd Asian Games in 2034, meaning the next four Asian Games are in place and the next available hosting year is 2038 , that is, 18 years away.
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Olympic Council of Asia: https://www.ocasia.org
Qatar Olympic Committee: https://www.olympic.org/qatar