The 2034 Asian Games (Arabic: دورة الألعاب الآسيوية 2034, romanizedDawrat al-ʼAl‘ab al-Asīawīah 2034), officially known as the 22nd Asian Games (Arabic: الـ22 من الآسياد, romanizedAl 22 mn-Alīsyad) and commonly known as Riyadh 2034, will be the twenty-second edition of the Asian Games, a pan-Asian multi-sport event to be held from 29 November to 14 December 2034 in Riyadh, Saudi Arabia.

XXII Asian Games
Host cityRiyadh, Saudi Arabia
Motto Transforming the Future
(Arabic: تحويل المستقبل)
NationsTBD
AthletesTBD
EventsTBA
Opening29 November 2034
Closing14 December 2034
Opened byKing of Saudi Arabia (expected)
Athlete's OathTBD
Judge's OathTBD
Torch lighterTBD
Main venueKing Fahd International Stadium
Websiteriyadh2030.sa
Summer
2038 →
Winter
← TBD
TBD →

Riyadh was elected as the host city at the 39th OCA General Assembly on 16 December 2020 in Muscat, Oman.[1] This will be the first Asian Games held in Saudi Arabia, as well as the third and the last of two consecutive Asian Games held in Arabian Peninsula as the previous edition is set to be held in Doha, Qatar.[2]

Bidding process edit

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

Venues edit

 
Masmak Fortress

Asian Games Park, Qiddiya edit

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

King Saud University edit

  • 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
  • Rugby Stadium – rugby sevens / TBA existing

Diriyah edit

  • Urban Sports Park – sport climbing, skateboarding 3x3 basketball, breaking

SAOC Complex edit

  • 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

Riyadh International Convention and Exhbition Center edit

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

Riyadh stand alone venues edit

  • Prince Faisal bin Fahd Stadium – athletics (track events) / 22,500 existing/renovated
  • Malaz Hall 1 – ju-jitsu, kurash, taekwondo / TBA existing/renovated
  • Malaz Hall 2 – karate, judo / TBA new
  • Masmak Fortress – archery (finals), athletics (field events) / TBA temporary
  • King Fahd International Stadium – opening and closing ceremonies,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

Al Khobar edit

  • Regatta Course – canoeing (sprint) / TBA existing
  • Sailing Marina – sailing / TBA existing
  • Surfing Beach – surfing / TBA existing
  • Yacht Harbour – marathon swimming, triathlon / TBA existing
  • Beach Volleyball Stadium – beach volleyball / TBA existing
  • Prince Mohamed bin Fahd Stadium – football (preliminaries) / 26,000 existing
  • Prince Saud bin Jalawi Stadium – football (preliminaries) / 20,100 existing

References edit

  1. ^ "Doha to host 2030 Asian Games with Riyadh awarded 2034 edition". www.insidethegames.biz. Archived from the original on 16 December 2020. Retrieved 16 December 2020.
  2. ^ "Doha to host 2030 Asian Games, Riyadh 2034 edition". www.aljazeera.com. Retrieved 16 December 2020.
  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. ^ "Saudi asks OCA to halt electronic vote on 2030 Asian Games bid - state TV". Reuters. 16 December 2020. Retrieved 16 December 2020.

External links edit

Preceded by Asian Games
Riyadh

XXII Asian Games (2034)
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