The desert kingdom, Saudi Arabia, will host the 2029 Asian Winter Games — insidethegames.biz reports the decision of the General Assembly of the Olympic Council of Asia (OCA), which groups national pentathlon bodies in 45 countries.
|The visual design of the ski resort (Photo: Arab News)|
According to the portal’s report, the Trojena resort, which is still under construction, will host competitions scheduled for seven years, the venues for which will be prepared as part of a $500 billion (!) Project. The implementation of the plan is directed by Crown Prince Mohammed bin Salman, the heir to the Saudi throne.
Trojena were the only favorites for the Continental Winter Games, which have not been held since 2017, as the OCA struggled to find a host. Saudi Arabia – where temperatures rarely drop below eight degrees Celsius – is the first country in West Asia to host the event.
The nascent resort in northwest Saudi Arabia is set to run on renewable energy and include a ski village, luxury family and wellness facilities, the largest freshwater lake in the region, and an interactive nature reserve.
The project emphasized the importance of sustainability and renewable energy, as well as the fact that in addition to natural snow, artificial snow will be widely used in competition venues.
Arab News shared a video about the visual plans of Trojena under construction – including a winter sports center:
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