Uzbekistan takes steps towards applying for hosting 21st Asian Games
The Cabinet of Ministers of Uzbekistan adopted the decree on the special program that lists the measures to build the infrastructure applicable to host Asian Games in Uzbekistan.
The document envisages the measures to prepare and send the application to the Olympic Council of Asia. It also states the need to conduct negotiations with the representatives of the Council, the International Olympic Committee and international and Asian sports federations.
Besides, the decree establishes the creation of working group on studying the best practices on hosting Asian Games, analyzing country’s sports infrastructure and building the plan on its development.
As a follow-up, necessary steps will be taken to implement the Decree of the Cabinet of Ministers of Uzbekistan. In particular, Olympic villages will be built in Tashkent and Samarkand, Tashkent-Samarkand highway will be reconstructed.
Athletes of Uzbekistan have been demonstrating great results in the Asian Games. In particular, 231 athletes from Uzbekistan took part in 30 sports and became winners of 70 medals, namely 21 gold, 24 silver and 25 bronze in the past 18th Asian Games that took place in Indonesia on August 14 – September 3, 2018.
Besides, national wrestling sports game of Uzbekistan – “Kurash” was included to the list of sports in the previous games.
On October 6-13, 2018, 54 athletes from Uzbekistan secured 77 medals: 35 gold, 24 silver and 18 bronze during the 3rd Asian Para Games.
Hosting 21st Asian Games in Uzbekistan will be a great asset in strengthening state’s sports image, which, in turn, will help boost international investments to the country. Furthermore, it will have a positive impact on the sports and socio-economic development at large.
Dynamic development of Uzbekistan and its great achievements in the area of sports grant the right to host 2030 Asian Games.
According the decision of the Olympic Council of Asia, 19th 2022 Asian Games will take place in Hangzhou (China), while 20th in Nagoya (Japan) in 2026.