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Tashkent to stage Youth Games ahead of tilt for 2030 Asian Games

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The Olympic Council of Asia (OCA) has awarded the fourth edition of its Asian Youth Games in 2025 to Tashkent, with the capital of Uzbekistan, along with Doha, also expected to enter bids for the 2030 Asian Games.

The decision was made at an OCA Executive Board meeting held in the Qatari capital on Saturday. Following a presentation from the bidding city, the OCA’s honorary life vice-president, Wei Jizhong, said the sports facilities and infrastructure required to host the Asian Youth Games already existed in Tashkent without the need to build new venues.

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