Dubai, 22 November 2021 - The Qatar Olympic Committee (QOC) attended the 40th General Assembly Meetings of the Olympic Council of Asia, which started in Dubai, United Arab Emirates with participation of 45 Asian NOCs.
H.E Dr. Thani bin Abdulrahman Al-Kuwari, Vice President of the Olympic Council of Asia (West Asia), and H.E Mr. Jassim bin Rashid Al-Buenain, Vice President of the Olympic Council of Asia (2030 Doha Asian Games), attended the general assembly. The Qatar Olympic Committee was represented by Mr. Khaleel Al Jaber, Director of Sport Affairs and Sheikha Asma Al Thani, Director of Marketing and Communications.
During the meeting, Al-Buenain delivered a detailed presentation on Qatar’s ongoing logistics, organizational and technical preparations to host an exceptional Doha Asian Games in 2030.
The IOC and OCA during the general assembly appreciated the fruitful initiative of State of Qatar and the QOC to facilitate the meeting held between the IOC and the Afghan sports representatives in Doha. Moreover, the OCA applauded QOC for its unparalleled success in hosting the inaugural edition of the ANOC World Beach Games 2019.
The General Assembly agenda highlighted the stability of the Olympic movement in Asia and meeting heard updates from the next four hosts of the OCA’s showpiece event, the Asian Games: Hangzhou 2022, Aichi-Nagoya 2026, Doha 2030 and Riyadh 2034.
The meetings also discussed the progress reports from the organisers of two other multi-sport games in 2022: the 6th Asian Indoor and Martial Arts Games in Bangkok and Chonburi next March and the 3rd Asian Youth Games in Shantou, China in December 2022.