Members of the Olympic Council of Asia (OCA)’s 2030 Evaluation Committee toured Riyadh today experiencing the world-class venues, iconic landmarks,
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Yesterday, on the first day of the OCA Evaluation Committee’s visit, the Riyadh 2030 Bid Committee shared Riyadh’s vision of Transforming The Future through a celebration of sport on a spectacular stage. OCA Evaluation Committee members learned how Riyadh 2030 would work as a trusted partner to the OCA to reimagine the model for hosting the Asian Games with a bid that is ultra-modern yet steeped in history, ambitious but realistic and visually stunning but environmentally-conscious.
Riyadh International Convention and Exhibition Centre – Gymnastics / Badminton / Table Tennis
King Fahd International Stadium – Football Finals
Malaz Cluster – Athletics / Taekwondo / Judo
Saudi Arabia Olympic Committee Complex – Waterpolo / Bowling / Handball / Cycling
King Fahd Cultural Centre – Weightlifting
Qiddiya site – Athletes’ Village / Asian Games Park; events including Basketball / Tennis / Swimming
Diriyah and the Al-Turaif District – UNESCO World Heritage Site
King Saud University Cluster – Volleyball / Wushu / Hockey / Skateboarding
Existing state-of-the-art sports and entertainment venues in central Riyadh’s Diriyah Historical Zone and the developing site at Qiddiya will deliver the bid’s vision of hosting a sustainable and financially responsible Asian Games. Riyadh 2030’s transformative Games Plan would create a unique festival atmosphere, captivating athletes and fans and leaving an enduring legacy across the region.
Driven by HRH Crown Prince Mohammed bin Salman’s Saudi Vision 2030 and the Quality of Life Vision Realisation Program, the bid is committed to inspiring a new generation of fans across Asia and promoting participation in cultural, environment, and sports activities.
HH Prince Fahd bin Jalawi bin Abdul Aziz, Director-General of Riyadh 2030 and Vice President of Saudi Arabia Olympic Committee, said:
“We had an excellent day with the OCA’s 2030 Evaluation Committee today and it was great to take the members to see, first-hand, our transformative plans for Riyadh 2030. Our sustainable, financially responsible and interconnected hosting plan blends Riyadh’s rich history and cultural heritage with modern and state-of-the-art stadiums and sports venues.
“The OCA 2030 Evaluation Committee saw the essence of Riyadh 2030 come to life as they were guided through two zones of the city – the Diriyah Historical Zone and Qiddiya. Riyadh 2030’s vibrant Games plan promises to leave an enduring legacy with a celebration of sport that inspires and captivates a new generation of sports fans across the region.
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