The Doha 2030 Asian Games Bid Committee unveiled a dynamic bid logo and slogan, which together reflect Qatar’s combined tradition, modernity and commitment to hosting a game that is meant to leave an enduring legacy for Asia.
The official logo and slogan, ‘Your Gateway’, were revealed virtually by Qatar Olympic Committee (QOC) President and Doha 2030 Asian Games Bid Committee Chair, HE Sheikh Joaan Bin Hamad Bin Khalifa, alongside Qatari athletes and committee representatives.
According to HE Sheikh Joaan, Qatar’s bid is borne out of their strong belief that sport has the power to drive social change and foster peace and understanding.
The unique role (that) sport can play in keeping us connected and inspiring hope has been so clearly demonstrated this year during the global pandemic. It has only strengthened our determination to use Doha 2030 as a gateway to a brighter future for Qatar and the Asian Olympic family.
He said that building on the legacy of the Doha 2006 Asian Games, they want to deliver a sustainable, inspirational Asian Games plan that provides certainty and an enduring legacy for Asian sport.
We want to deliver an Asian Games that supports development throughout the continent and provides a platform that connects all nations and celebrates our peaceful diversity.
The logo has been designed to showcase the blend of Qatar’s heritage and outstanding natural scenery, with its vibrant, contemporary and diverse culture. The look and feel is bold and colourful, representing the bid’s vision to inspire dreams of a more prosperous future for Asia through the celebration of sport.
‘Your Gateway’ slogan mirrors Qatar’s belief that the Doha 2030 Asia Games can be gateway to a brighter tomorrow for Asia’s National Olympic Committees (NOC). The Doha 2030 bid is proposing a gateway to a risk-free, excellent and sustainable Games.
QOC Secretary General and CEO of the Doha 2030 Bid Committee HE Jassim Rashid Al Buenain said they are confident that they offer certainty to the Olympic Council of Asia because all the permanent venues needed to host the 2030 Asian Games are already built. The infrastructure is ready to host Asia and the world.
We have a proven track-record in delivering world-class events to the very-highest standards. And we can deliver a world-class Asian Games that sets a sustainable blueprint for future bids. At a time of great uncertainty, Qatar is ready to deliver the excellence Asia deserves in the sustainable, risk free way that it needs.
In the last 15 years alone, Qatar already hosted over 500 major international sports events, conferences and training camps. Athletes and their teams are sure to benefit from this experience and the existing state-of-the-art competition venues and training facilities used at major sporting events, such as the IAAF 2019 World Athletics Championships and the FIFA 2022 World Cup.
QOC Marketing and Communications Director Sheikha Asma Al Thani added that Doha 2030 is a gateway to a stronger future for Asia before and after 2030.
She said that Doha 2030 will be a festival of the continent’s rich and vibrant cultures and a commemoration of unity through sport.
GCC Women’s Games handball champion Hana Albadr, said that Doha is a wonderful place for an athlete to compete. Doha offers some of the best training and rehabilitation facilities in the world and a great place for athletes when not competing or training. It is a vibrant and diverse city which offers so much; from beautiful beaches to amazing restaurants and cultural attractions. It is inclusive and accepting of people from all backgrounds.
Olympic and Asian Games gold medallist Nasser Al Attiyah said that competing at the Doha 2006 Asian Games will always feature very highly among his fondest sporting memories, adding that Qatar was very different then to how it is now.
But what was the same was our passion for sport; our commitment to making sure athletes and fans have the very best conditions and that everyone feels welcome.
An Asian Games in Doha in 2030 would have all these great qualities and more.