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The Asian Games 2030 were awarded to Doha Capital of Qatar and the 2034 edition in Riyadh Capital of Saudi Arabia after a deal was struck between the rival nations. Doha beat Riyadh for the 2030 Games in the vote at the Olympic Council of Asia’s general assembly.

The vote took place amid a bitter and long-running political dispute between Qatar and Saudi Arabia. Saudi is one of 4 countries which has imposed a trade and travel boycott on Qatar since 2017. The Olympic Council of Asia’s reached a deal to vote on the 2030 host but to give the other candidate the 2034 event. Qatar to host 2030 Asian Games Qatar to host 2030 Asian Games