The event will be held in NEOM’s yet-to-be-built mountain resort 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.
The announcement was made at the General Assembly meeting of Olympic Council of Asia (OCA) in Cambodia.
Prince Abdulaziz, who is also president of the Saudi Olympic and Paralympic Committee (SOPC) took to Twitter to comment: “With the unlimited support for the sports sector by the Saudi leadership and the Crown Prince, we are proud to announce we have won the bid to host AWG Trojena 2029, which will continue to place the kingdom as one of the leading countries in sport.”
The initial bid to host the games was made back in August, when the SOPC submitted a letter of interest to the OCA.
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, and a wide range of retail stores and restaurants. Sports activities will including skiing on the slope, as well as water sports and mountain biking.
Situated in the centre of NEOM 50km from the Gulf of Aqaba coast, Trojena comprises six districts: Gateway, Discover, Valley, Explore, Relax and Fun. It will also host sports, art, music and cultural festivals.
The Asian Winter Games is an international multi-sport event. Members of the Olympic Council of Asia compete against each other every four years.
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