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Qatar to host 2030 Asian Games, 2034 edition in Saudi Arabia

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The 2030 Asian Games were awarded to Doha, Qatar and the 2034 event went to Riyadh, Saudi Arabia after a deal was struck between the rival nations. Doha beat Riyadh for the 2030 Games in the vote at the Olympic Council of Asia’s (OCA) general assembly.

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The vote took place amid a bitter and long-running political dispute between Saudi Arabia and Qatar. Saudi Arabia is one of four countries which has imposed a trade and travel boycott on Qatar since 2017. The OCA reached a deal to vote on the 2030 host but to give the other candidate the 2034 event.

Important takeaways for all competitive exams:

  • Olympic Council of Asia Headquarters: Kuwait City, Kuwait.
  • Olympic Council of Asia President: Ahmed Al-Fahad Al-Ahmed Al-Sabah.
  • Olympic Council of Asia Founded: 16 November 1982.
  •  Olympic Council of Asia Motto: Ever Onward.

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