26 July 2022

Postponed 19th Edition of Asian Games 2022 scheduled for 2023.

The Asian Games 2022, originally scheduled for September this year, will now be held from September 23 to October 8, 2023, the Olympic Council of Asia (OCA) announced.

The Asian Games were postponed in May due to the rapid spread of COVID-19 in and around the host city of Hangzhou in China. The quadrennial event was scheduled to be held from September 10 to 25, 2022.

After announcing the postponement of the Asian Games on May 6, the OCA formed a task force to come up with new dates which did not conflict with other major international sporting events next year.

The task force held discussions with the Chinese Olympic Committee, the Hangzhou Asian Games Organising Committee (HAGOC) and also the other stakeholders and recommended the September-October 2023 window. 

The Asian Games, in its 19th edition, will be held in China for the third time. Chinese capital Beijing hosted the Games in 1990 while Guangzhou hosted the prestigious event in 2010. 

Source: https://olympics.com

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