SOPC submits an official letter of interest to OCA to host the Asian Winter Games 2029 in TROJENA, NEOM

3 | Aug

The Saudi Olympic & Paralympic Committee has officially submitted a letter of interest to the Olympic Council of Asia (OCA) aiming to host the 10th Asian Winter Games (AWG) in TROJENA, NEOM’s global destination for mountain tourism. The letter included a brief of the ambitious Kingdom’s Vision 2030 which will support TROJENA to host one of the most significant sporting events in Asia, where more than 32 Asian countries are expected to participate, once the bid is validated, for the first time ever in West Asia.

HRH Prince Abdulaziz bin Turki Al-Faisal, President of SOPC, said: "The generous, unprecedented and visionary support by our wise leadership has attracted the most exciting sporting events to the heart of the Kingdom of Saudi Arabia.” HRH added: “The request to host the AWG affirms the geographical, environmental diversity and natural wealth that the Kingdom enjoys and is willing to share with our wider Asian Olympic family. We are very excited to welcome all Winter Sports enthusiasts in 2029, aiming to celebrate an incomparable experience in TROJENA.”

TROJENA is part of NEOM’s strategy to contribute to supporting and developing the tourism sector in the region. Currently taking shape in the mountains of northwest Saudi Arabia, TROJENA will feature unique and innovative architecture in a place where the captivating landscapes will coexist in harmony with the tourist sites. It will offer an experience unlike anything else in the world, including the GCC region’s first outdoor skiing.

The Executive Office of the Olympic Council of Asia, meanwhile, will meet in Cambodia on October 4 before the convening of the General Assembly of the Olympic Council of Asia, which is considered the supreme body for approving decisions to grant hosting rights for the AWG.