This file photo provided by Saudi Arabia’s Neom shows the design plan for the 500-metre tall parallel structures, known collectively as The Line, in the heart of the Red Sea megacity Neom. Photo: AFP
This file photo provided by Saudi Arabia’s Neom shows the design plan for the 500-metre tall parallel structures, known collectively as The Line, in the heart of the Red Sea megacity Neom. Photo: AFP

Asia Olympic bosses did not consult IOC before awarding Saudi Arabia 2029 Asian Winter Games

  • Decision goes against governing body’s mandate that future events meet certain sustainability criteria
  • All venues and infrastructure in desert nation will need to be built from scratch

This file photo provided by Saudi Arabia’s Neom shows the design plan for the 500-metre tall parallel structures, known collectively as The Line, in the heart of the Red Sea megacity Neom. Photo: AFP
This file photo provided by Saudi Arabia’s Neom shows the design plan for the 500-metre tall parallel structures, known collectively as The Line, in the heart of the Red Sea megacity Neom. Photo: AFP
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