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Asian Games 2022 could be postponed: Official

Shanghai, China's biggest city, has witnessed the country's worst Covid outbreak in two years.

Asian Games 2022 could be postponed: Official

One of the venues of Asian Games 


The Bridge Desk

Updated: 21 April 2022 4:57 PM GMT

The 2022 Asian Games could be postponed in light of the worsening Covid situation in China.

The mega-event faces the "possibility" of being postponed, a senior official told AFP on Thursday, addressing a rumour that it would be moved to next year.

"No official decision has been taken by the committee until now, but there is a possibility that it will be postponed," said Kuwait's Husain Al-Musallam, director-general of the Olympic Council of Asia, the Games' governing body.

The 2022 Asian Games is scheduled to be held in September in Hangzhou. Shanghai, less than 200 kms from the venue, is grappling with the country's worst coronavirus outbreak in two years.

As of now, Hangzhou is scheduled to hold the Games from 10-25 September.

All of the venues of the Asian Games have been completed, according to officials.

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