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Hangzhou selected to host 2022 Asian Games

IANS  |  Ashgabat (Turkmenistan) 

The eastern Chinese city of Hangzhou was on Wednesday chosen by the Olympic Council of Asia (OCA) to host the 2022 Asian Games.

The OCA made the decision at its 34th Congress here on Wednesday, reports Xinhua.

Hangzhou was the only candidate city for the 2022 Asian Games. Its successful bid means the regional games will be staged in China for the third time following Beijing in 1990 and southern Guangzhou in 2010.

Beijing was just selected to hold the 2022 Winter Olympics after hosting the Summer Games in 2008.

The South Korean city of Incheon hosted the last Asian Games in 2014, while Indonesia's Jakarta will play host in 2018.

First Published: Wed, September 16 2015. 17:44 IST