Muscat, 16 December 2020 - Doha will host the 2030 Asian Games, the Olympic Council of Asia announced Wednesday, while Riyadh was named as host of the 2034 edition under a compromise agreed between the rivals.
An executive board meeting of the Olympic Council of Asia (OCA) unanimously approved the proposal to name the runner-up in the two-horse race for the 2030 games as 2034 hosts.
The decision means Qatar will play host to the multi-sport event eight years after it organises the 2022 football World Cup finals.
“I can now announce… that the city who had the highest vote and will host 2030 is Doha,” said OCA president Sheikh Ahmad Al-Fahad Al-Sabah.
“The second hosting city, for 2034, is Riyadh.”