Tokyo 2020 is over and with it all the stories and events that characterized the summer.
It’s time now to get ready for the next big sport event: the Asian Games 2022, which will take place in Hangzhou, capital of Zhejiang Province. After Beijing and Guangzhou, this is the third Chinese city to host this event. The event will last two weeks, from 10 September to 25 October 2022. Hangzhou is also set to host the 2022 Asian Para Games from October 9 to 15.
On 11 September 2021, with the starting of the one-year countdown to the opening ceremony, the organizers of Hangzhou 2022 released the torch image for the games.
The torch was named “Eternal Flame” and its design was inspired by the Liangzhu Culture, which was a testament to the 5000-year-old Chinese civilization. The torch was shaped in a way that “grows” from bottom to top, with an overall height of 730 millimeters and a net weight of 1,200 grams.
With the Asian Games 2022, the Esports will make its debuts on this event: the Olympic Council of Asia has already revealed the eight sports titles. This will be the first time esports will be played as medal events in the Asian Games. The titles that are going to be played are:
For the Asian Games, 44 venues will be used, which 30 venues are already existing in the city, 10 are under construction and another 4 venues are in the planning stage. Among them, we can’t not mention the Hangzhou Sports Park Stadium which was completed in 2018 and it is used mostly for soccer matches. The stadium was designed with a capacity of 80,000 spectators.
Around 10000 athletes will join the Asian Games 2022 across 42 different sports. For the first time athletes from Oceania will join the games after the approval from Olympic Council of Asia to compete in sports which qualify for the 2024 Summer Olympics through Asia.
The Director General of the Olympic Council of Asia, Husain Al-Musallam, is looking forward to the “best Asian Games ever” at Hangzhou.