2022 Asian Games

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XIX Asian Games
2022 Asian Games logo.svg
Host cityHangzhou, Zhejiang, China
MottoHeart to Heart, @Future[1][2]
(Chinese: 心心相融,@未来)
Events482 in 40 sports (Consist of 61 disciplines) [3]
Opening ceremony10 September
Closing ceremony25 September
Main venueHangzhou Sports Park Stadium
Websitehangzhou2022.cn

The 2022 Asian Games (Chinese: 2022年亚洲运动会; pinyin: Èr líng èr èr nián Yàzhōu Yùndònghuì), also known as XIX Asiad (Chinese: 第十九届亚洲运动会; pinyin: Dì Shíjiŭ Jiè Yàzhōu Yùndònghuì), will be a multi-sport event celebrated in Hangzhou, Zhejiang, China from 10 to 25 September 2022.[4] Hangzhou will be the third Chinese city to host the Asian Games, after Beijing in 1990 and Guangzhou in 2010.

The Games will also include athletes from Oceania for the first time after the approval from Olympic Council of Asia (OCA) to compete in sports which qualify for the 2024 Summer Olympics through Asia, including volleyball, beach volleyball, basketball, football and fencing.[5]

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.[6]

According to the proposal, Ningbo, Shaoxing and Huzhou will also be the part of competition venues. The Games also enhanced the construction of several railways in the city, and shorten the travel to one and half hours.[7]

Development and preparation[edit]

Memories of Jiangnan

Marketing[edit]

Promotion[edit]

A three-year countdown ceremony to the Games was held on 10 September 2019 at the Archaeological Ruins of Liangzhu City.[8]

Emblem[edit]

The official emblem of the games, titled "Surging Tides", was unveiled during a special ceremony at the headquarters of the Hangzhou Culture Radio Television Group on 6 August 2018 to prepare the city to succeed Jakarta & Palembang 2018 as Asian Games host city.[9][10]

Mascot[edit]

Congcong, Lianlian and Chenchen, known collectively as the smart triplets "Memories of Jiangnan", were unveiled online on April 3, 2020 as the official mascots of the Games; male robotic superheroes that originated the Archaeological Ruins of Liangzhu City, the West Lake and the Grand Canal.[11]

Motto[edit]

The official motto of the 2022 Asian Games: "Heart to Heart, @Future" was unveiled at the Tennis Centre of the Olympic and International Expo Park – nicknamed Little Lotus on 15 December 2019.

Venues[edit]

44 venues will be used during the Games, which 30 venues are already existing in the city, 10 are under construction and another 4 venues are in the planning stage.[4]

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 permanent Olympic sports to be contested at the 2024 Summer Olympics as well as events in other non-Olympic sports.[12] 3 sports were added on 12 September 2019, making the total increased to 40 sports (Consist of 61 disciplines).[13] E-sports and breakdancing were added on 18 December 2020.[14]

Participating National Olympic Committees[edit]

All 45 nations who are members of the Olympic Council of Asia are expected to compete. Oceanian countries will also be invited to compete in some sports in which Olympic qualification combines the two continents.[15]

Participating National Olympic Committees

See also[edit]

References[edit]

  1. ^ "杭州亚运会主题口号发布". hangzhou2022.cn (in Chinese). Hangzhou Asian Games Organising Committee. 15 December 2019. Archived from the original on 16 December 2019. Retrieved 16 December 2019.
  2. ^ "Hangzhou 2022 announces slogan for 19th Asian Games". www.anocolympic.org. Association of National Olympic Committees. 16 December 2019.
  3. ^ https://www.hangzhou2022.cn/En/presscenter/spotnews/LatestNews/202101/t20210121_17352.shtml
  4. ^ 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.
  5. ^ "2022 Asian Games to include athletes from Oceania". foxsports. foxsports.com. 26 April 2020. Retrieved 4 March 2019.
  6. ^ Butler, Nick (16 September 2015). "Hangzhou confirmed as host of 2022 Asian Games". Inside the Games. Retrieved 16 September 2015.
  7. ^ "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.
  8. ^ "Past meets future at countdown ceremony". hangzhou2022.cn. Hangzhou Asian Games Organising Committee. 24 September 2019. Retrieved 19 October 2019.
  9. ^ "Hangzhou 2022 launch official emblem as prepare to succeed Jakarta Palembang 2018 as Asian Games hosts".
  10. ^ "2022 Asian Games launches official logo".
  11. ^ "Male robot triplets unveiled as Hangzhou Asian Games mascots". hangzhou2022.cn. Hangzhou Asian Games Organising Committee. 3 April 2020. Retrieved 9 April 2020.
  12. ^ "杭州亚运会举办时间公布". hangzhou2022.cn. Hangzhou Asian Games Organising Committee. 8 April 2019. Retrieved 8 April 2019.
  13. ^ McCullagh, Kevin (12 September 2019). "Karate, climbing, baseball and softball added to 2022 Asian Games programme". SportBusiness. Retrieved 12 September 2019.
  14. ^ "Games-E-sports, breakdancing win 2022 Asian Games spots". Channel News Asia. Reuters. 18 December 2020. Retrieved 26 December 2020.
  15. ^ Duncan Mackay (3 March 2019). "Oceania countries set to compete at 2022 Asian Games in Hangzhou". Inside the Games. Retrieved 1 May 2020.

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Preceded by
Jakarta and Palembang
Asian Games
Hangzhou

XIX Asian Games (2022)
Succeeded by
Aichi and Nagoya