2034 Asian Games

The 2034 Asian Games (Arabic: دورة الألعاب الآسيوية 2034‎, romanizedDawrat al-ʼAl‘ab al-Asīawīah 2034), officially known as the XXII Asiad (Arabic: الـ21 من الآسياد‎, romanizedAl 21 mn-Alīsyad) and commonly known as Riyadh 2034, will be the twenty-second edition of the Asian Games, a pan-Asian multi-sport event that, to be held in Riyadh, Saudi Arabia.

XXII Asian Games
Riyadh 2034 Asian Games temporary logo.svg
Host cityRiyadh, Saudi Arabia
Motto Transforming the Future
(Arabic: تحويل المستقبل‎)
Main venueKing Fahd International Stadium
Websiteriyadh2030.sa
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Riyadh was elected as the host city at the 39th OCA General Assembly on 16 December 2020 in Muscat, Oman.[1] These Games will be the first Asian Games to be held in Saudi Arabia, the third in Arabian Peninsula, the last of two consecutive Asian Games in Arabian Peninsula, the previous Games set to be the 2030 Asian Games in Doha, Qatar.[2]

Bidding processEdit

An Olympic Council of Asia's (OCA) Evaluation Committee led by Andrey Krukov from Kazakhstan inspected the candidate cities of Doha and Riyadh. The OCA voted on 16 December 2020 at the 39th OCA General Assembly in Muscat, Oman to select the host city for the 2030 Asian Games.[3] The OCA confirmed on 23 April 2020, that the Saudi Arabian Olympic Committee had submitted the bid documents and the letters of support from the Government of Saudi Arabia to host the Games in Riyadh.[4] On 15 December 2020, OCA President Sheikh Ahmad Al-Fahad Al-Sabah announced that he would attempt to find a dual-host city solution to avoid a vote for the 2030 Asian Games, by persuading one city to host the event in 2030 and the other to organize the competition in 2034.[5] On 16 December 2020, it was announced that Doha will host 2030 Games with the highest votes and Riyadh will host the 2034 Games.[6] Saudi Arabia had asked the OCA to halt electronic voting on the host of the 2030 Asian Games due to "the possibility of technical fraud".[7]

2030 Asian Games bidding results
City NOC Round 1 Result
Doha   Qatar 27 Doha awarded 2030 Asian Games
Riyadh   Saudi Arabia 10 Riyadh awarded 2034 Asian Games
Abstentions 8

VenuesEdit

 
Masmak Fortress
 
King Fahd International Stadium

Asian Games Park Cluster, Qiddiya ZoneEdit

  • Qiddiya Stadium – football (finals) / 20,000 new
  • Qiddiya Arena – basketball / 18,000 new
  • E-Games Arena – esports, fencing / TBA new
  • Tennis Center – tennis / TBA new
  • Aquatics Center – artistic swimming, diving, swimming / 3,000 new
  • Baseball Ground – baseball, softball / TBA new
  • Cricket Ground – cricket / TBA new
  • Cycling Park – cycling (mountain bike) / TBA new
  • BMX Park 1 – cycling (BMX freestyle) / TBA new
  • BMX Park 2 – cycling (BMX race) / TBA new

Stand-alone venues, Qiddiya ZoneEdit

  • Motion Stadium – athletics (marathon), cycling (road) / TBA new
  • White Water Stadium – canoeing / TBA new

King Saud University Cluster, Diriyah Historical ZoneEdit

  • King Saud University Stadium – football (preliminaries) / 25,000 existing
  • King Saud University Arena – volleyball / 7,500 existing
  • Multipurpose Hall – boxing / TBA existing
  • Dome A – wushu / TBA existing/renovated
  • Dome B – sepak takraw / 3,000 existing/renovated
  • Hockey Stadium – field hockey / TBA new
  • King Saud University Sevens – rugby sevens / TBA existing
  • Urban Sport Climbing Park – sport climbing / TBA temporary
  • Urban Skateboarding Park – skateboarding / TBA temporary
  • Urban Basketball 3x3 Park – 3x3 basketball, breaking / TBA temporary

SAOC Complex Cluster, Diriyah Historical ZoneEdit

  • Green Hall 1 – handball / 5,189 existing
  • Green Hall 2 – water polo / 1,814 existing
  • Bowling Center – bowling / TBA existing
  • Archery Range – archery (preliminaries) / TBA existing/renovated
  • Velodrome – cycling (track) / TBA new

Malaz Cluster, Diriyah Historical ZoneEdit

  • Prince Faisal bin Fahd Stadium – athletics (track and field) / 22,500 existing/renovated
  • Malaz Hall 1 – ju-jitsu, kurashm taekwondo / TBA existing/renovated
  • Malaz Hall 2 – karate, judo / TBA new

RICEC Cluster, Diriyah Historical ZoneEdit

  • Hall 1 – gymnastics / TBA existing
  • Hall 2 – badminton / TBA existing
  • Hall 3 – table tennis, wrestling / TBA existing

Stand-alone venues, Diriyah Historical ZoneEdit

  • Al Duhami Equestrian Center – equestrian (dressage, jumping) / TBA existing
  • King Fahd Cultural Center – weightlifting / TBA existing
  • Al Bujairi Arena – athletics (marathon), cycling (road) / TBA temporary

Stand-alone venues, RiyadhEdit

  • Masmak Fortress – archery (finals), athletics (only shot put, pole vault) / TBA temporary
  • King Fahd International Stadium – football (finals) / 60,000 existing
  • Janadriyah Hippodrome – camel racing, modern pentathlon / TBA existing
  • King Abdulaziz Equestrian Field – equestrian (eventing) / TBA existing
  • Nofa Golf Resort – golf / TBA existing
  • Shooting Center – shooting / TBA existing

Half Moon Cluster, Al Khobar ZoneEdit

  • Regatta Course – canoeing (sprint) / TBA existing
  • Sailing Marina – sailing / TBA existing
  • Surfing Beach – surfing / TBA existing
  • Yacht Habour – marathon swimming, triathlon / TBA existing
  • Beach Volleyball Stadium – beach volleyball / TBA existing

Stand-alone venues, Al Khobar ZoneEdit

ReferencesEdit

  1. ^ "Doha to host 2030 Asian Games with Riyadh awarded 2034 edition". www.insidethegames.biz. Retrieved 2020-12-16.
  2. ^ "Doha to host 2030 Asian Games, Riyadh 2034 edition". www.aljazeera.com. Retrieved 2020-12-16.
  3. ^ Rowbottom, Mike (11 November 2020). "Doha 2030 Asian Games Bid Committee set for OCA Evaluation visit". Inside the Games. Retrieved 24 November 2020.
  4. ^ "Saudi Olympic submits bid to host 2030 Asian Games". Saudi Gazette. 23 April 2020. Retrieved 23 April 2020.
  5. ^ Gillen, Nacy (15 December 2020). "OCA hopeful Doha and Riyadh can reach solution on hosting 2030 and 2034 Asian Games to ensure unity". inside the games. Retrieved 16 December 2020.
  6. ^ "Doha to host 2030 Asian Games, Riyadh 2034 edition". Channel News Asia. AFP. 16 December 2020. Retrieved 16 December 2020.
  7. ^ Reuters Staff (2020-12-16). "Saudi asks OCA to halt electronic vote on 2030 Asian Games bid - state TV". Reuters. Retrieved 2020-12-16.

External linksEdit

Preceded by
Doha
Asian Games
Riyadh

XXII Asian Games (2034)
Succeeded by
TBD