Qatar won the 2030 Asian Games bid race against Saudi Arabia, who won the hosting rights of the 2034 Asian Games.
The Qatar hosting decision was taken by 45 OCA-Olympic Council of Asia member via online voting. 2030 hosting will be the second time that Qatar will be hosting the second largest multi-disciplined sports event after the Olympic Games. First time hosting was of the 2006 Asian Games.
The 19th Asian Games will take place in China, from 10th-25th September, 2022 and the 20th Asian Games will be held in Japan from 19th September till 4th October, 2026.