Following detailed discussions with all parties concerned, the OCA Executive Board today announced that it has decided to postpone the 19th Asian Games, which was scheduled to be held in Hangzhou from 10th to 25th September 2022. The name and the emblem of the Games will remain unchanged. The new dates for the Games will be announced after further discussions between the OCA, the Chinese Olympic Committee (COC)and HAGOC.
Since winning the bid to host the 19th Asian Games, Zhejiang province has been making steady progress in its preparations for the Games, with help from, and under the guidance of, the OCA and the COC, despite the challenges brought about by COVID-19. With support from both organisations, we will continue our preparations in all respects. We remain confident that the Hangzhou Asian Games postponed will be a success with the joint efforts of all parties.