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Saudi Arabia submits bid to host 2030 Asian Games in Riyadh

The host city will be selected at the OCA General Assembly meeting in China on November 29

Saudi Arabia submits bid to host 2030 Asian Games in Riyadh

Saudi Arabia had planned to host its biggest sporting event earlier this month, with 6,000 athletes expected to participate.

Saudi Arabia has submitted a bid to host the 2030 Asian Games, according to the Olympic Council for Asia.

The bid document from Saudi's National Olympic Committee was accompanied by letters of support from Riyadh Municipality and the kingdom's government. A successful Saudi bid would mark its first ever OCA multi-sport event.

The OCA had invited bids for the 2030 Games from its 45 members by Wednesday. A second bid was submitted by Doha. 

"The OCA is delighted to receive two strong bids for our Asian Games in 2030," OCA president Ahmad al-Sabah, said in the statement.

"It... further enhances our reputation of hosting world-class sporting events on a major scale."

The host city will be selected at the OCA General Assembly meeting in China on November 29.

Saudi Arabia had planned to host its biggest sporting event earlier this month, with 6,000 athletes expected to participate. The 'Saudi Games' was to be held in Riyadh between March 23 and April 1, featuring 40 sports - including swimming, athletics, archery, badminton and basketball,

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