2022 Asian Games

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XIX Asian Games
2022 Asian Games logo.svg
Host cityHangzhou, China
MottoHeart to Heart, @Future
(Chinese: 心心相融,@未来)
Events482 in 40 sports (Consist of 61 disciplines)
Opening ceremony23 September 2023
Closing ceremony8 October 2023
Main venueHangzhou Olympic Sports Expo Center
Websitehangzhou2022.cn

The 2022 Asian Games (Chinese: 2022年亚洲运动会; pinyin: Èr líng èr èr nián Yàzhōu Yùndònghuì), officially known as the 19th Asian Games (Chinese: 第十九届亚洲运动会; pinyin: Dì Shíjiǔ Jiè Yàzhōu Yùndònghuì), also known as Hangzhou 2022, (Chinese: 杭州2022; pinyin: Hángzhōu Èr líng èr èr), will be a multi-sport event celebrated in Hangzhou, Zhejiang, China.[1] Hangzhou will be the third Chinese city to host the Asian Games, after Beijing in 1990 and Guangzhou in 2010.

The Games were originally scheduled to take place from 10 to 25 September 2022, but the event was postponed due to the COVID-19 pandemic on 6 May due to concerns on travelling to mainland China, amid the potential threat of COVID-19 variants.[2] On 19 July 2022, the new dates were announced to be from 23 September to 8 October 2023.[3]

Bidding process[edit]

The Chinese Olympic Committee confirmed that Hangzhou submitted a bid, and is the only city to declare the candidacy in August 2015. Hangzhou was officially awarded as the host city on September 16, 2015, in Ashgabat, Turkmenistan, during the 34th OCA General Assembly.[4]

Venues[edit]

44 venues will be used for the Games, including 30 existing facilities and 14 newly constructed venues.[1] Most venues will be within Hangzhou and its districts, while other events will be held in Deqing, Jinhua, Ningbo, Shaoxing and Wenzhou. A new high-speed rail line is being constructed between Hangzhou and Huzhou for the Games.[5][6]

The Games[edit]

Sports[edit]

On 8 April 2019, the Olympic Council of Asia initially announced that the Games would feature 37 sports, including the 28 mandatory Olympic sports to be contested at the 2024 Summer Olympics in Paris, as well as events in other non-Olympic sports. This led to the addition of events such as the open-water swimming and the groups competition in rhythmic gymnastics to the Olympic program.[7]

On 12 September 2019, baseball, softball, karate, and sport climbing (which were optional events at the then-upcoming 2020 Summer Olympics) were added to the programme, expanding it to 61 disciplines in 40 sports.[8] On 18 December 2020, it was announced that esports (which was held as a demonstration event in 2018) and breakdancing (which will debut at the 2024 Summer Olympics) would be added, expanding the programme to 42 sports.[9]

The e-sports programme at the 2022 Asian Games will include eight medal events and two demonstration events, with competitions being held in Arena of Valor, Dota 2, Dream of the Three Kingdoms 2, FIFA, Hearthstone, League of Legends, PUBG Mobile, and Street Fighter V.[10]

2022 Asian Games Sports Programme[11]

Calendar[edit]

The first edition of the schedule was published on 13 September 2021.[12]

All times and dates use China Standard Time (UTC+8)
OC Opening ceremony Event competitions 1 Event finals CC Closing ceremony
September/October 2023 September October Events
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Tue
20
Wed
21
Thu
22
Fri
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Sat
24
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26
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27
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28
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Ceremonies OC CC
Aquatics
Synchronized swimming pictogram.svg Artistic swimming 1 1 2
Diving pictogram.svg Diving 10
Open water swimming pictogram.svg Marathon swimming 1 1 2
Swimming pictogram.svg Swimming 41
Water polo pictogram.svg Water polo 1 1 2
Archery pictogram.svg Archery 10
Athletics pictogram.svg Athletics 48
Badminton pictogram.svg Badminton 7
Breakdancing pictogram.svg Breakdancing 1 1 2
Baseball
Baseball pictogram.svg Baseball 1 1
Softball pictogram.svg Softball 1 1
Basketball
Basketball pictogram.svg 5 x 5 1 1 2
3x3 basketball pictogram.svg 3 x 3 2 2
Board Games
Bridge pictogram.svg Bridge 3 3
Chess pictogram.svg Chess 4
Go (game) pictogram.svg Go 3
Xiangqi pictogram.svg Xiangqi 3
Boxing pictogram.svg Boxing 13
Canoeing
Canoeing (slalom) pictogram.svg Slalom 4
Canoeing (flatwater) pictogram.svg Sprint 12
Dragon boat pictogram 2.svg Traditional boat race 6
Cricket pictogram.svg Cricket 1 1 2
Cycling
Cycling (BMX) pictogram.svg BMX 2 2
Cycling (mountain biking) pictogram.svg Mountain biking 2 2
Cycling (road) pictogram.svg Road cycling 4
Cycling (track) pictogram.svg Track cycling 12
Equestrian pictogram.svg Equestrian 6
Electronic sports pictogram.svg Esports 8
Fencing pictogram.svg Fencing 12
Field hockey pictogram.svg Field hockey 1 1 2
Football pictogram.svg Football 1 1 2
Golf pictogram.svg Golf 4 4
Gymnastics
Gymnastics (artistic) pictogram.svg Artistic 14
Gymnastics (rhythmic) pictogram.svg Rhythmic 1 1 2
Gymnastics (trampoline) pictogram.svg Trampolining 2 2
Handball pictogram.svg Handball 1 1 2
Judo pictogram.svg Judo 15
Jujitsu pictogram.svg Ju-jitsu 8
Kabaddi pictogram.svg Kabaddi 2 2
Karate pictogram.svg Karate 12
Kurash pictogram.svg Kurash 7
Modern pentathlon pictogram.svg Modern pentathlon 4
Roller sports
Roller skating 12
Skateboarding pictogram.svg Skateboarding 4
Rowing pictogram.svg Rowing 14
Rugby sevens pictogram.svg Rugby sevens 2 2
Sailing pictogram.svg Sailing 14 14
Sepaktakraw pictogram.svg Sepak takraw 6
Shooting pictogram.svg Shooting 33
Climbing pictogram.svg Sport climbing 6
Squash pictogram.svg Squash 5
Table tennis pictogram.svg Table tennis 7
Taekwondo pictogram.svg Taekwondo 13
Tennis
Tennis pictogram.svg Tennis 5
Tennis pictogram.svg Soft tennis 5
Triathlon pictogram.svg Triathlon 1 1 1 3
Volleyball
Volleyball (beach) pictogram.svg Beach volleyball 1 1 2
Volleyball (indoor) pictogram.svg Indoor volleyball 1 1 2
Weightlifting pictogram.svg Weightlifting 14
Wrestling pictogram.svg Wrestling 18
Wushu pictogram.svg Wushu 15
Daily medal events 482
Cumulative total 482
September/October 2023 September October Events
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Participation[edit]

All the 45 National Olympic Committees who are members of the Olympic Council of Asia are expected to send delegations. In March 2019, the OCA announced plans to invite athletes from countries from Oceania to compete in selected events; this would mark their first participation in the Summer Asian Games, after having participated for the first time overall at the 2017 Asian Winter Games, albeit as "guests" ineligible to receive medals.[13]

In November 2021, it was announced that athletes from Oceania would be invited to compete in athletics, wushu, roller skating, triathlon, and weightlifting; athletes will receive "honorary medals" if they place in an event, and their nation will not be part of the official medal tallies.[14] However, due to the recent outbreak of the COVID-19 pandemic, Australia and New Zealand decided not to send athletes to this Games.[15]

Participating National Olympic Committees

Marketing[edit]

Emblem[edit]

The emblem of the Games, "Surging Tides", was unveiled during a ceremony at the headquarters of the Hangzhou Culture Radio Television Group on 6 August 2018; it is designed to resemble a hand fan, a running track, the Qiantang River, and radio waves (symbolising wireless connectivity). The organising committee stated that the emblem was meant to reflect "the great cause of socialism with Chinese characteristics gathering momentum in the new era", and "the unity, solidarity and development of the OCA."[16][17]

Mascot[edit]

Memories of Jiangnan

The three mascots of the Games, Congcong, Lianlian and Chenchen, known collectively as the "Memories of Jiangnan", were unveiled on 3 April 2020. They are depicted as robotic superheroes originating from the Archaeological Ruins of Liangzhu City, the West Lake and the Grand Canal respectively.[18]

Slogan[edit]

The official slogan of the 2022 Asian Games, "Heart to Heart, @Future" was announced on 15 December 2019 to mark 1,000 days before the opening ceremonies. The slogan is intended to symbolise the connectivity that the Asian Games create between the countries of Asia.[19]

See also[edit]

Notes[edit]

References[edit]

  1. ^ a b "Hangzhou to host 19th Asian Games in 2022". OCA. Olympic Council of Asia. 16 September 2015. Archived from the original on 6 August 2016. Retrieved 17 September 2015.
  2. ^ "OCA Press Release on Hangzhou Asian Games 2022 and Shantou Asian Youth Games 2021". Olympic Council of Asia. 6 May 2022. Retrieved 6 May 2022.
  3. ^ "OCA Press Release: OCA announces new dates for the 19th Asian Games - Hangzhou". Olympic Council of Asia. 19 July 2022. Retrieved 19 July 2022.
  4. ^ Butler, Nick (16 September 2015). "Hangzhou confirmed as host of 2022 Asian Games". Inside the Games. Retrieved 16 September 2015.
  5. ^ "Hangzhou Asian Games sponsorship revenue 'nearly $600m'". SportBusiness. 16 December 2021. Retrieved 19 February 2022.
  6. ^ "杭州申办2022年亚运会 湖州将成为四大会场之一". FCCS. 19 August 2015. Archived from the original on 17 September 2016. Retrieved 29 August 2015.
  7. ^ "杭州亚运会举办时间公布". hangzhou2022.cn. Hangzhou Asian Games Organising Committee. 8 April 2019. Archived from the original on 27 November 2020. Retrieved 8 April 2019.
  8. ^ McCullagh, Kevin (12 September 2019). "Karate, climbing, baseball and softball added to 2022 Asian Games programme". SportBusiness. Retrieved 12 September 2019.
  9. ^ "Games-E-sports, breakdancing win 2022 Asian Games spots". Reuters. 18 December 2020. Retrieved 19 February 2022.
  10. ^ Ahmed, Wasif (8 September 2021). "Asian Games 2022 in Hangzhou, China will feature 8 esports games as medal events". Dot Esports. Retrieved 19 February 2022.
  11. ^ "The General Competition Schedule for the 19th Asian Games Hangzhou 2022 (First Edition) Is Officially Released". hangzhou2022.cn. Hangzhou Asian Games Organising Committee. 16 September 2021. Retrieved 16 September 2021.
  12. ^ "杭州亚运会总赛程(第一版)正式公布". Hangzhou2022 (in Chinese). 13 September 2021.
  13. ^ Duncan Mackay (3 March 2019). "Oceania countries set to compete at 2022 Asian Games in Hangzhou". Inside the Games. Retrieved 1 May 2020.
  14. ^ "Asian Games 2022: Oceania athletes to compete in Hangzhou, China next year and will receive 'honorary medals'". SCMP. Retrieved 22 November 2021.
  15. ^ Moulee, Chandra (26 April 2022). "Asian Games 2022: Australia and New Zealand decline Asian Games invitation, say 'Won't be sending athletes to Asian Games'". Insidesport. Retrieved 3 May 2022.
  16. ^ "2022 Asian Games launches official logo".
  17. ^ "Hangzhou 2022 launch official emblem as prepare to succeed Jakarta Palembang 2018 as Asian Games hosts". www.insidethegames.biz. 7 August 2018. Retrieved 19 February 2022.
  18. ^ "Male robot triplets unveiled as Hangzhou Asian Games mascots". hangzhou2022.cn. Hangzhou Asian Games Organising Committee. 3 April 2020. Archived from the original on 13 September 2020. Retrieved 9 April 2020.
  19. ^ Gillen, Nancy (16 September 2019). "OCA celebrate 1,000 days to go until 2022 Asian Games in Hangzhou". Inside the Games.

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