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Asian Games will be held in Hangzhou, official confirms


Asian Games 2022: No change in date, the Asian Games will take place as planned despite the Covid epidemic, confirms the official- The 2022 Asian Games in China will take place, the Olympic Council of Malaysia said on Saturday, denying claims they were in danger of being postponed. Follow Asian Games 2022 updates on InsideSport.IN

The Olympic-sized event is set to be held in September in Hangzhou, a major metropolitan area less than 200 kilometers (124 miles) southwest of Shanghai.

Asian Games 2022: no date change, the Asian Games will take place as planned despite the Covid epidemic, confirms an official

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Shanghai is currently in the throes of a major coronavirus emergency, with its roughly 25 million residents currently locked down for a week as authorities try to stem a surge fueled by Omicron.

An official working with the Olympic Council of Asia’s governing body, who did not wish to be named, told AFP on Thursday that no decision had been made but there was a possibility of a postponement .

However, the chairman of the Olympic Council of Malaysia, Norza Zakaria, disputed this.

“The 2022 Asian Games in China are moving forward”, he told AFP on Saturday. “We have checked with the OCA (the Olympic Council of Asia) and the organizing committee.”

Asian Games 2022: no date change, the Asian Games will take place as planned despite the Covid epidemic, confirms an official

Most international sporting events have been suspended in China since the Covid-19 pandemic, although Beijing hosted the Winter Olympics in a strict bio-bubble in February.

Just after the Olympics ended, China’s largest city of Shanghai suffered the country’s worst Covid outbreak in two years, and its residents have been largely confined to their homes since early April.

All 56 competition venues for the Games in Hangzhou have already been completed, Chinese organizers announced this month, promising to release a virus-fighting plan that draws inspiration from the Winter Olympics.

Hangzhou is set to host the Games from September 10-25, becoming China’s third host after Beijing in 1990 and Guangzhou in 2010.

Asian Games 2022: no date change, the Asian Games will take place as planned despite the Covid epidemic, confirms an official

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