XXII Asian Games
Bid logo
Host cityRiyadh, Saudi Arabia
MottoTransforming the Future
(Arabic: تحويل المستقبل)
Opening29 November 2034
Closing14 December 2034
Opened byKing of Saudi Arabia (expected)
Main venueKing Fahd International Stadium
Websiteriyadh2030.sa
Summer
2038 →
Winter
← TBD
TBD →

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.

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

Main article: Bids for the 2030 and 2034 Asian Games

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

Masmak Fortress

Asian Games Park, Qiddiya

King Saud University

Diriyah

SAOC Complex

Riyadh International Convention and Exhbition Center

Riyadh stand alone venues

Al Khobar

References

  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.
Preceded byDoha Asian GamesRiyadh XXII Asian Games (2034) Succeeded byTBD