2022 Asian Games
The 2022 Asian Games, also known as XIX Asiad (Chinese: 第十九届亚洲运动会; pinyin: Dì Shíjiŭ Jiè Yàzhōu Yùndònghuì), will be a multi-sport event celebrated in Hangzhou, Zhejiang, China from 10 to 25 September 2022. Hangzhou will be the third Chinese city to host the Asian Games, after Beijing 1990 and Guangzhou 2010.
|Host city||Hangzhou, China|
|Opening ceremony||10 September|
|Closing ceremony||25 September|
|Main venue||Hangzhou Sports Park Stadium|
The Games will also include athletes from Oceania for the first time after the approval from Olympic Council of Asia (OCA) to compete in sports which qualify for the 2024 Summer Olympics through Asia, including volleyball, beach volleyball, basketball, football and fencing.
The Chinese Olympic Committee confirmed that Hangzhou submitted a bid, and is the only city to declare the candidacy in August 2015. Hangzhou was officially awarded as the host city on September 16, 2015 in Ashgabat, Turkmenistan, during the 34th OCA General Assembly.
According to the proposal, Ningbo, Shaoxing and Huzhou will also be the part of competition venues. The Games also enhanced the construction of several railways in the city, and shorten the travel to one and half hours.
Development and preparationEdit
Venues and infrastructureEdit
44 venues will be used during the Games, which 30 venues are already existing in the city, 10 are under construction and another 4 venues are in the planning stage.
On 8 April 2019, the Olympic Council of Asia initially announced that the Games would feature 37 sports, including the 28 permanent Olympic sports to be contested at the 2024 Summer Olympics as well as events in other non-Olympic sports.
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