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Doha also hosted the 2006 Asian Games. India was ranked 8th with 53 medals. (File photo)
Doha, the capital of Qatar, will host the 2030 Asian Games. At the same time, 2034 Asian Games will be played in Riyadh, the capital of Saudi Arabia. The Olympic Council of Asia (OCA) announced it on Wednesday. Voting was held to host the 39th OCA General Assembly held in Muscat, Oman. 45 National Olympic Committee participated in the voting.
Doha also hosted the 2006 Asian Games
Earlier Doha also hosted the 2006 Asian Games. At the same time, Saudi Arabia has not hosted any OCA multi sport event before. Qatar Olympic Committee Chief Joan bin Hamad said that our goal is simple. We want to see more and more Asian players in the Olympics.
OCA President thanks the people of Oman
OCA President Sheikh Ahmed Al-Fahd al-Sabah said the Council’s meeting in Muscat brought back fond memories of the Asian Beach Games. In 2010 the Asian Beach Games was hosted by Oman. The OCA president described Muscat as a very beautiful city. Sheikh Ahmed thanked the citizens and the Sultanate for hosting the OCA General Assembly.
Qatar preparing for 2032 Olympic bidding
Qatar is also preparing bidding for the 2032 Olympics. At the same time, in 2021 Qatar will also host the Arab Cup football tournament. The tournament, to be held in December next year, will feature 22 teams from Algeria, Bahrain, Comoros, Djibouti, Egypt, Iraq, Jordan, Kuwait, Lebanon, Libya, Morocco, Oman, Saudi Arabia, Tunisia, United Arab Emirates and Yemen.
Qatar to host FIFA World Cup in 2022
Qatar will then also host the 2022 FIFA World Cup. The Arab Cup tournament is being seen as its rehearsal.
India finished 8th in the 2006 Asian Games.
India finished 8th in the 2006 Asian Games. India had won a total of 53 medals including 10 gold, 17 silver and 26 bronze. China topped the medal tally with 165 gold, 88 silver and 63 bronze (total -316). South Korea (193) was second and Japan (200) was third.