2019 Asian Games
|XVIII Asian Games|
|Host city||Hanoi, Vietnam|
|Main venue||My Dinh National Stadium|
The 2019 Asian Games, officially known as XVIII Asiad, will be a multi-sport event in Hanoi, Vietnam in 2019. The majority voted for Hanoi over Surabaya, Indonesia, after Dubai, United Arab Emirates pulled out of the running last minute during the Olympic Council of Asia (OCA) general assembly on November 8, 2012.
The Games were originally scheduled for 2018, but during the Olympic Council of Asia's general assembly in Singapore on July 3, 2009, the committee decided to move the Games to the year before the 2020 Summer Olympics, which means that the 18th Asian Games will now be held in 2019.
|2019 Asian Games bidding results|
Three cities were shortlisted by the OCA as candidates to host the Games: Hanoi, Surabaya and Dubai. On November 8, 2012, in Macau, Hanoi was announced as host in 2019 with 29 votes for versus 14 against after Dubai's withdrawal.
|City||Country||National Olympic Committee||Result|
|Hanoi||Vietnam||Vietnam Olympic Committee||Winner|
|Vietnam officially launched the bid on June 7, 2011. Having previously hosted the 2003 Southeast Asian Games and being selected to host 2016 Asian Beach Games, the city emerged as the favourite after the government pledged to spend a million dollars on infrastructure development.|
|Surabaya||Indonesia||National Sports Committee of Indonesia||First runner-up|
|As claimed by the committee, the nation was supported and offered by the Olympic Council of Asia to host the Games. Indonesia last hosted the Games back in 1962 in Jakarta. After the loss, Indonesian delegate members claimed that Hanoi's win was influenced by China's huge interest in the country.|
|Dubai||United Arab Emirates||United Arab Emirates National Olympic Committee||Withdrew|
|This is the second time Dubai was bid for the Games after 2014. However, Dubai pulled out at the last minute, citing that they want to focus on future bids. The committee's first vice-president denied any pullout and claimed the UAE's National Olympic Committee "did not apply for hosting 2019 Asian Games and it only considered this"|
Potential cities overview
- Hong Kong, China – On January 14, 2011, the Finance Committee of Legislative Council rejected the budget submitted by the government, cancelling the bid for the Games.
- New Delhi, India – Interested, but turned down by the government on August 2, 2010, amid allegations of corruption in 2010 Commonwealth Games.
- Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia – Bid submitted in January 2010, but pulled out in September 2010 due to financial constraints.
- Taipei, Chinese Taipei – On August 18, 2010, Taipei Mayor Hau Lung-bin announced that Taipei will bid for the Games, but withdrew in March 2012.
The costs of the Games has been estimated to be approximately US$150 million.
Several facilities will be built or upgraded for the Games. The athlete village will be built in Thượng Thanh in Long Bien District with a capacity of 11,000 while some new facilities will also be built in Xuân Trạch, Hanoi.
Hanoi plans to host 36 sport events during the Games. This will include 28 Summer Olympics sports that were featured at the 2020 Summer Olympics all of which were decided by the International Olympic Committee (IOC) in the 125th IOC Session in Buenos Aires, Argentina on September 7, 2013.
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