The Olympic Council of Asia (OCA), during their General Assembly today in Phnom Penh, Cambodia, awarded Trojena in the Neom region, Saudi Arabia, the hosting rights for the Asian Winter Games in 2029.
The Asian Winter Games have been held since 1986. Japan has organized the Games four times, China twice, and South Korea and Kazakhstan once each.
According to a press release, “the General Assembly made some very important decisions, and it is a pleasant surprise that Saudi Arabia will be the host of the next Asian Winter Games in 2029,” says the OCA Acting President, Raja Randhir Singh.
The President of the Saudi Olympic and Paralympic Committee, HRH Prince Abdulaziz bin Turki Al-Faisal commented on the award:
“This is a great victory for the Saudi nation and the people of the Gulf countries due to the generous support offered to the Saudi sports sector,” and continues:
“This achievement also shed light on the enormous potential and the outstanding infrastructure of Saudi Arabia to host and organize international-level sports competitions and Games successfully.”