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  • Doha 2030 submits Candidature File promising gateway to certainty and legacy for Asia


    10/05/20

    The Doha 2030 Asian Games Bid Committee today submitted its
    Candidature File to the Olympic Council of Asia (OCA), which details
    the bid’s inspirational, sustainable plan that will provide a gateway to
    certainty and an enduring legacy for Asia.

    Doha 2030 is a national priority for Qatar and has the support of His
    Highness Sheikh Tamim Bin Hamad Al-Thani, The Amir of the State of
    Qatar. The Bid Committee has drawn from Doha’s extensive sports
    events hosting experience and leveraged its wealth of existing
    state-of-the-art venues and infrastructure to develop its
    world-leading plan. With all permanent sports venues in place or
    already planned, Doha 2030 is able to focus on delivering a Games
    that brings benefits to all of Asia before and after 2030.

    Doha 2030 and QOC President President HE Sheikh Joaan Bin Hamad
    Al-Thani said:

    “We are honoured to submit our candidature file to the OCA and
    present how Doha is ready to serve the OCA and Asia through the
    delivery of a world-class, sustainable Games.

    “But we also feel strongly that the Asian Games is about more than
    elite sport. We are committed to ensuring that Doha 2030 is a
    gateway to a brighter future for Asia. We want to deliver a Games
    that supports development throughout the continent before and
    after it is hosted. At the heart of our bid is the belief that now more
    than ever, sport can play an important role in inspiring hope,
    connecting nations and celebrating our peaceful diversity.”

    Doha 2030 proposes a compact, sustainable Games, with athletes’
    experience placed at its very core. Travel times between venues and
    the athletes’ village have been minimised and athletes would be
    located in the heart of the vibrant, diverse and welcoming city.

    Doha 2030 CEO and QOC Secretary General HE Jassim Rashid
    Al-Buenain said:

    “With all are sports venues and infrastructure already planned or in
    place, Doha 2030 represents certainty at a time of great uncertainty
    for Asia and the world. We believe that now is a time when low-risk,
    responsible and sustainable solutions are what is needed.

    “Doha 2030 is promising a Games which is low-cost but of the very
    highest quality. In the last 15 years alone, Qatar has hosted more
    than 500 major international sports events, conferences and training
    camps. We have proven ourselves as a reliable partner to OCA, Asian
    NOCs and many International and Asian Federations (IFs and AFs).
    We have developed the knowledge and experience to know what
    athletes need to compete at their very best. We are ready to work
    with our colleagues and partners in Asia once again to ensure that
    Doha 2030 is a gateway to excellence.”

    For more information:
    Abdulla Almarri
    abdullaa@olympic.qa
    +97430555564
    +97444944412

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