Postponed Asian Games to be held in Hangzhou, China in September-October 2023

The Asian Games, which were scheduled to be held in September 2022, will now be held in Hangzhou, China in September-October 2023.

Postponed Asian Games to be held in China in September-October 2023 (AFP Photo)

HIGHLIGHTS

  • Asian Games to be held in China from September 23 to October 8 in 2023
  • The Games were postponed until 2023 due to Covid-19 crisis in China
  • The OCA confirmed the new dates on Tuesday, July 19

The Olympic Council of Asia (OCA) on Tuesday, July confirmed that the postponed Asian Games will be held in Hangzhou, China from September 23 to October 8 in 2023. The Asian Games were scheduled to be held in September 2022 but the OCA confirmed the postponement until 2023 due to rise in Covid-19 cases in China earlier this year.

The OCA created a “Task Force” to plan the new dates for the Asian Games in consultation with the Chinese Olympic Committee, and Hangzhou Asian Games Organising Committee among other stakeholders.

The Asian Games will thus be held less than 8 months ahead of the Olympic Games in Paris, scheduled to get underway in July 2024.

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