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After impressive SEA Games opener, PH asked to bid for 2030 Asian Games hosting


The Olympic Council of Asia (OCA) is “very impressed” with how the Philippines has managed to host the ongoing 2019 SEA Games that it has asked the country to consider bidding for the hosting rights of “bigger events” like the 2030 Asian Games.

OCA vice president Wei Jizhong of China reportedly suggested that the Philippines should consider bidding for “bigger events” like the 2030 Asian Games.

Wei said this after witnessing first-hand the ongoing 30th edition of the SEA Games.

“The Philippine Arena is perhaps a unique arena in the world. We witnessed the enthusiasm of all athletes, and showed the excellent tradition of the SEA Games so far,” he said. “This means that the Philippines is capable to organize bigger-scale Games.”

As of right now, Hangzhou in China will host the 2022 Asian Games, while Nagoya, Japan will host it in 2026.