Doha has been chosen as the host city for the 2030 Asian Games — the world’s second largest multi-sport event after the Olympic Games. The decision of the Olympic Council of Asia (OCA) was officially announced on December 16, 2020 in Muscat (Oman).

The results of the vote, which took place online, were revealed by the OCA Chairman H.E. Sheikh Ahmad Fahad Al Ahmad Al Sabah. The members of the Council awarded the right to host the 21st Asian Games in 2030 to Doha, while Riyadh (Saudi Arabia) was chosen as the host city for the 22nd edition of the event in 2034.

Headed by the Chairman of the Qatar Olympic Committee H.E. Sheikh Joaan bin Hamad Al Thani, the Doha 2030 Bid Committee included leading Qatari athletes, such as Mutaz Barshim and Nada Arakji.

The city of Doha has won this prestigious right for the second time. The capital of Qatar hosted the 2006 Asian Games, making it a truly global event that united over 10,000 athletes and players, as well as media representatives.

Drawing on its extensive expertise in the sphere of organizing major sporting events, and bringing together innovative approaches and latest technological achievements, the city of Doha aims to hold the 2030 Asian Games at the highest level.