OCA Announces Decision to Postpone Asian Games 2022 in China

The Olympic Council of Asia (OCA) announced Friday the postponement of the 19th Asian Games, which were scheduled to begin in mid-September in Hangzhou, China.

The Executive Board of the Council, in discussion with the Chinese Olympic Committee (COC) and the Hangzhou Asian Games Organising Committee (HAGOC), decided to postpone the Games, with new dates to be announced in the near future, it said.

There was no explanations for the delay, but the announcement comes as China battles a resurgence of Covid

“The Olympic Council of Asia announced that the 19th Asian Games, originally scheduled to be held in Hangzhou, China from September 10 to 25, 2022, will be postponed,” according to a statement on the OCA’s website.