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Gulf rivals compete for Asian Games hosting rights

Riyadh and Doha are competing head-to-head for the 21st Asian Games in 2030, after they emerged as the only two bidders for the rights to host the tournament when the Olympic Council of Asia (OCA) announced the shortlist on 23 April. Doha previously hosted the 15th running of the Asian Games in December 2006 and last year held the IAAF World Athletic Championships. It is also due to host the FIFA football World Cup in 2022.

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