Olympic Council of Asia announces new dates for the 19th Asian Games

KUWAIT CITY: The Olympic Council of Asia (OCA) announced the revised schedule for the upcoming 19th Asian Games which will now be held in Hangzhou from 23rd September to 8th October 2023.

The continental competition was originally scheduled to take place in Hangzhou from September 10 to September 25. However, because of the COVID 19 global pandemic, the OCA Executive Board (EB) postponed the Games on May 6, 2022, and a “Task Force” was established by the EB to determine the new dates for the Games.

In order to identify a window for the Games that did not interfere with other significant international sporting events, the Task Force has had several meetings with the Chinese Olympic Committee, the Hangzhou Asian Games Organising Committee (HAGOC), and other stakeholders over the past two months.

Following this, the OCA EB properly approved the Task Force’s suggested dates and the continental games will now be held according to the revised schedule.

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