Asian Games postponed amid COVID wave
Beijing: The 2022 Asian Games, scheduled to take place in Hangzhou in September, were postponed Friday due to a spate of COVID-19 cases in China.
According to the state-run CGTN TV, Olympic Council of Asia has postponed the 19th edition of the multisport games, the second largest sporting event after the Olympics in size.
The Games were scheduled to take place from September 10-25 in the capital of Zhejiang province, about 175 kilometers southwest of Shanghai.
“The Olympic Council of Asia has announced that the 19th Asian Games, originally scheduled to be held in Hangzhou, China, from September 10-25, 2022, have been postponed,” said a statement on the Games’ official website, which debuted on the Chinese state was published. media.
The development comes at a time when China is struggling with a record number of daily cases in Shanghai, which is just a short train ride from the host city of Hangzhou.
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