Asian Olympic Council evaluation committee concludes 3-day official visit to KSA

The Evaluation Committee, affiliating to the Asian Olympic Council (AOC) concluded here today a three-day official visit to the Kingdom of Saudi Arabia after having been briefed by Riyadh bidding committee on the details of its plan to host the 21st Asian Olympic Games 2030.

In a joint press conference to highlight the outcomes of the get-acquainted visit of the evaluation committee of AOC, Prince Abdulaziz bin Turki Al-Faisal, Chairman of Riyadh bidding file, said that, thanks to the unlimited support Saudi sports receives from the Custodian of the Two Holy Mosques King Salman bin Abdulaziz Al Saud and HRH the Crown Prince, Saudi Arabia has gained accumulating 10-year rich experience in successfully hosting international and regional sports events.

For his part, Prince Fahd bin Juluwe, Director of Riyadh bidding committee, expressed confidence in the new generations as ready to make the event a success as it constitutes a pillar of the Kingdom vision 2030.

Highlighting the outcome of the visit, Andrea Kracov, Head of the Evaluation Committee, said that after having witnessed the preparedness of Riyadh to play host of Asia’s great Olympic event, we think that the Saudi capital obtains a wide chance to win the bid.

The integration between the Kingdom’s ambition to host the event and its plans regarding its 2030 vision is amazing, he said, adding that, following the visit, we suggest that, given the organizers enthusiasm and government support, Riyadh is set ready to host Asia and the world’s largest event in terms of the number of participants.

The press conference was preceded by a bilateral meeting between the Saudi bidding committee senior officials and the AOC representative, in the virtual attendance of Princess Rima bint Sultan.

Saudi Arabia has officially submitted Riyadh bidding on the 5th of October 2020 to the AOC.