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Asian Games 2022 scheduled for Sept postponed amid Covid surge in China

The Games were scheduled to take place from September 10-25 in the capital of Zhejiang province, about 175 kilometres southwest of Shanghai

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Coronavirus | China | Asian Games

Press Trust of India  |  Beijing 

Hangzhou Sports Park, the main venue of 2022 Asian Games. Photo: Wikimedia Commons
Hangzhou Sports Park, the main venue of 2022 Asian Games. Photo: Wikimedia Commons

The 2022 Asian Games, which were scheduled to take place in Hangzhou in September, were on Friday postponed amid a surge in COVID-19 cases in .

According to state-run CGTN TV, the Olympic Council of Asia has postponed the 19th edition of the multi-sports Games, the second biggest 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 kilometres southwest of .

"The Olympic Council of Asia has announced that the 19th Asian Games, originally scheduled to be held in Hangzhou, from September 10 to 25, 2022, will be postponed," said a statement on the official Games website, first posted on Chinese state media.

The development comes at a time when is battling a record number of daily cases in Shanghai, which is only a short train ride away from Games host city Hangzhou.

(Only the headline and picture of this report may have been reworked by the Business Standard staff; the rest of the content is auto-generated from a syndicated feed.)

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First Published: Fri, May 06 2022. 13:16 IST
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