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Saudi Arabia to host 2029 Asian Winter Games at NEOM’s Trojena

Saudi Arabia to host 2029 Asian Winter Games at NEOM’s Trojena

The announcement was made at the General Assembly meeting of the Olympic Council of Asia held in Cambodia

Zubina Ahmed
Saudi Arabia wins bid to host 2029 Asian Winter Games in Neom's Trojena

Saudi Arabia has won the bid to host the 2029 Asian Winter Games (AWG) in NEOM’s yet-to-be-built mountain resort Trojena.

This was announced by Prince Abdulaziz bin Turki al-Faisal, Minister of Sports, Saudi Arabia on October 4. The bid to host the games was made in August when the Saudi Olympic and Paralympic Committee (SOPC) submitted a letter of interest to the Olympic Council of Asia (OCA).

The decision was made after Prince Abdulaziz, who is also the President of SOPC, headed a delegation to the General Assembly meeting of OCA in Cambodia.

“With the unlimited support by the Saudi leadership and the Crown Prince to the sports sector, we are proud to announce we have won the bid to host AWG Trojena 2029 as the first country in western Asia, which will continue to place the kingdom as one of the leading countries in sport,” Prince Abdulaziz said in a tweet.

In March this year, Mohammed bin Salman, Saudi Arabia’s Crown Prince and chairman of the NEOM Company Board of Directors, announced the establishment of Trojena.

The project which will be part of the NEOM mega development is set to be ready by 2026. The new year-round tourist destination will consist of a series of facilities such as the ski village, ultra-luxury family and wellness resorts, a wide range of retail stores and restaurants, in addition to sports activities, including a ski slope, watersports and mountain biking, as well as an interactive nature reserve, according to Saudi Press Agency.

Situated in the center of NEOM, 50km from the Gulf of Aqaba coast, Trojena comprises of six districts: Gateway, Discover, Valley, Explore, Relax and Fun. It will also feature sports, art, music and cultural festivals.

The Asian Winter Games is an international multi-sport event. It is held every four years for members of the Olympic Council of Asia.

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