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Saudi Arabia’s chances of hosting Asian Games very bright

December 12, 2020
Recent photo of the Olympic Council of Asia's (OCA) evaluation panel checking out the facilities in Riyadh.
Recent photo of the Olympic Council of Asia's (OCA) evaluation panel checking out the facilities in Riyadh.

RIYADH — With the Olympic Council of Asia's (OCA) General Assembly to be held on Dec. 16, the decisive date for the race to host the 21st edition of 2030 Asian Games is on with all indicators confirm that the Kingdom of Saudi Arabia has a golden opportunity to win the right to host 2030 Asian Games.

The OCA General Assembly will be held in the Omani capital Muscat and Saudi Arabia’s chances to host 2030 Asiad is very bright, following the dazzling "Riyadh 2030 File" which revealed a great and amazing integration between Riyadh's ambition to host the Games and the Kingdom's plans within Vision 2030.

This comes in light of the strength and ability of Saudi Arabia to host many global events following the unlimited support of the Custodian of the Two Holy Mosques King Salman and Crown Prince Muhammad Bin Salman for the sports sector, which is one of the most important pillars of the success of the Kingdom's Vision 2030.

On Oct. 5, Prince Abdulaziz Bin Turki Al-Faisal, minister of sports and chairman of the Saudi Arabian Olympic Committee (SAOC), launched a campaign to nominate the Saudi capital, "Riyadh 2030" to host the 21st Asian Games.

The insightful vision of Crown Prince Muhammad was the source of inspiration for the start of a new and exceptional era for Saudi sports, which emphasized its high capabilities and great potential in hosting the most prominent sporting events at the global level, on the way to achieving the "Kingdom's Vision 2030".

The Kingdom’s Vision pays great attention to sports and athletes, considering that as one of the important tributaries towards advancement at various economic, tourism, cultural and social levels.

Saudi Arabia has hosted many international sporting events since late 2017 until the announcement of its candidacy to host the 2030 Asian Games. — SPA


December 12, 2020
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