The postponed 2022 Hangzhou Asian Games will now be held from 23rd September to 8th October 2023, the organisers announced via an official release.
"The Olympic Council of Asia is pleased to to announce the news dates for the 19th Asian Games, which will now be held in Hangzhou from 23rd September to 8th October 2023," the statement read.
The 19th Asian Games were supposed to be held in Hangzhou from 10th to 25th September 2022, but were postponed in May earlier this year keeping in mind the rising covid-19 cases in the host nation China.
The OCA Executive Board (EB) had then created a Task Force to decide on the new dates for the continental event.
"The Task Force over the last two months held various discussions with the Chinese Olympic Committee, Hangzhou Asian Games Organising Committee (HAGOC) and the stakeholders to find a window for the Games which did not conflict with other major international events. The recommended date by the Task Force was duly approved by the OCA EB," the statement read.