Monday, June 24, 2024

Corona epidemic prompts postponement of Asian Games “Hangzhou 2022”


More than two years after its outbreak, the corona virus epidemic casts a shadow over some more international sporting events, the most recent of which is the indefinite postponement of the “Hangzhou 2022” Asian Games scheduled for next September in China. , As announced by organizers Friday.

A statement from the Olympic Council of Asia said, “After extensive discussions with the Chinese Olympic Committee and the Asian Games Organizing Committee in Hangzhou, the Executive Council of the Asian Olympic Council today decided to postpone the 19th Asian Games, which are scheduled to take place in Hangzhou, China from September 10 to 25. A new date for the event will be “announced in the future,” he said.

China has recently faced a new wave of infections with the Govt-19 virus, which has led to the closure of several cities and the closure of millions of residents in their homes. The Continental organization noted that “despite the global challenges, the Games Organizing Committee is fully prepared to host the Games in a timely manner. However, this decision was made by all partners after careful consideration of the epidemic situation and the extent of the Games.”

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