A person putting on a protective mask walks earlier a souvenir store for the 19th Asian Game titles Hangzhou 2022, amid the coronavirus illness (COVID-19) outbreak, in Hangzhou, Zhejiang province, China Could 6, 2022. China Everyday by way of REUTERS/File Photo

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NEW DELHI, July 19 (Reuters) – The Hangzhou Asian Game titles, which could not be hosted this yr for the reason that of COVID-19, will be held from Sept. 23 to Oct. 8 2023, the governing Olympic Council of Asia (OCA) claimed on Tuesday.

The 19th edition of the multi-athletics Online games, next in sizing only to the Summertime Olympics, was scheduled to take position from Sept. 10-25 in the funds of Zhejiang province, some 175 kilometres southwest of China’s financial centre Shanghai.

The fallout of the COVID-19 pandemic pressured the organisers to postpone the Games in Might and the OCA Govt Board (EB) subsequently established up a undertaking force to decide new dates. read through much more

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“The process force around the very last two months held various conversations with the Chinese Olympic Committee, Hangzhou Asian Online games Organising Committee and other stakeholders to obtain a window for the Games which did not conflict with other main international sporting occasions,” the OCA mentioned in a statement.

“The suggested dates by the task drive have been duly accepted by the OCA EB.”

The governing body thanked the Chinese organisers and the authorities “for their challenging work in making ready for the Games in the course of the pandemic and making certain they can just take place up coming yr.”

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Reporting by Amlan Chakraborty in New Delhi modifying by Ken Ferris

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