Saudi Arabia submits bid to host 2029 Asian Winter Games
Saudi Arabia has submitted an official bid to host the 2029 Asian Winter Games in NEOM’s futuristic sport city of Trojena, the kingdom’s state-run press agency SPA reported on Wednesday.
The bid includes a letter of interest to the Olympic Council of Asia (OCA) and a summary of the Saudi Vision 2030 which will support Trojena host one of the most significant sporting events in Asia in which more than 32 countries are expected to participate, the agency said.
Trojena, under construction, is a mountain destination in NEOM. Construction is expected to complete in 2026 and will offer year-round outdoor skiing and adventure sports.
“The generous, unprecedented, and visionary support by our wise leadership has attracted the most exciting sporting events to the heart of Saudi Arabia,” said the President of the Saudi Olympic and Paralympic Committee Prince Abdulaziz bin Turki Al-Faisal.
“The bid to host the AWG affirms the geographical, environmental diversity and natural wealth that the Kingdom enjoys and is willing to share with our wider Asian Olympic family. We are very excited to welcome all Winter Sports enthusiasts in 2029, aiming to celebrate an incomparable experience in Trojena,” he said.
The OCA executive office will meet in Cambodia in October before the council’s general assembly is held to unveil the winner of the tender. Should the Kingdom’s bid be successful, it would be the first time a west Asian country would host the games.