The 19th Asian Games will now take place in Hangzhou from September 23 to October 8, 2023. This is good news from the Olympic Council of Asia (OCA). The 19th Asian Games were scheduled to take place in Hangzhou from September 10 to September 25 of 2022, but due to the COVID 19 global pandemic, the OCA Executive Board (EB) postponed the Games to May 6, 2022. The EB then established a “Task Force” to determine the new dates for the Games.
The Task Force over the last two months held various discussions with the Chinese Olympic Committee, Hangzhou Asian Games Organising Committee (HAGOC) and other stakeholders to find a window for the Games which did not conflict with other major international sporting events. The recommended dates by the Task Force were duly approved by the OCA EB.
The OCA thanks HAGOC, the Chinese Olympic Committee, as well as the Governments at all levels for their hard work in preparing for the Games during the pandemic and ensuring they can take place next year. The OCA would also like to express its appreciation for the patience shown by the National Olympic Committees and International Federation/Asian Federations and other stakeholders.
The postponed 19th Asian Games will still be held in Hangzhou, China, according to a statement from the organisers on Tuesday. The Olympic Council of Asia announced that the Games will now take place in Hangzhou from September 23 to October 8 2023. The Asian Games were initially scheduled to take place in Hangzhou from September 10 to September 25 of 2022, but the OCA Executive Board postponed the Games on May 6 owing to the global Covid-19 outbreak.
ESports will make its debut at the Asian Games 2022 with medals being awarded in eight games. The eight medal games are FIFA (made by EA SPORTS), an Asian Games version of PUBG Mobile and Arena of Valor, Dota 2, League of Legends, Dream Three Kingdoms 2, HearthStone and Street Fighter V. Each title will have a gold, silver and bronze medal on offer, which means 24 medals can be won in esports at the upcoming continental showpiece in Hangzhou, China in 2022.