Olympic Council of Asia vice president Wei Jizhong has praised the Philippines for its hosting of the ongoing 30th Southeast Asian Games and urged the country to bid for the hosting of 2030 Asian Games.
The first and the last that the Philippines hosted the Asian Games was in 1954 in Manila.
“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,” Wei said during a press conference with Filipino sports officials at the World Trade Center on December 2.
“This means that Philippines is capable to organize bigger-scale Games,” Wei added.
The upcoming 2022 Asian Games will be hosted by Hangzhou, China and Nagoya, Japan in 2026.