Asian Games are the second largest multi-sport event in the world after the Olympics. The organizer of the event is the Olympic Council of Asia. This event is also recognized by the International Olympic Committee. India has a good track record and history in the world’s second-biggest event.
Asian Games 2022 is the 19th edition of the event. This event occurs every four years and participants are from the Asia continent. The last event of the Asian Games has happened in 2018 at Jakarta-Palembang in Indonesia.
Asian Games: Starting Date
Asian Games 2022 was scheduled in China. The event was to be held from September 10 to 25 in five cities including Hangzhou in China’s Xinjiang province. But in view of the increasing case of Corona in China, the Asian Games to be held in September this year have been postponed.
The Asia Olympic Council said that the date of the Asian Games can be changed. When this will be done next, it will be announced soon.
Asian Games 2022: Host
China will be going to host the Asian Games in 2022. The five cities including Hangzhou in China’s Xinjiang province will hold this mega event in the 19th edition.
But the problem is Corona cases are increasing rapidly in China. There is a lockdown in 26 cities. The population of 21 crores is in homes. Schools have been closed for almost two months in 8 provinces including Xijingyan, Jilin, Shanghai, and Beijing. The cases of infection due to the Omicron virus are not decreasing here.
Asian Games: Events
61 events from 40 sports
There were to be 61 events in a total of 40 sports in the multi-sporting event. This includes swimming, archery, athletics, badminton, horse riding, fencing, football, hockey, judo, kabaddi, and other sports played in the Olympics. At the same time, T20 was also to return after 11 years in this time’s Asian Games.
India has won gold medals every time except in 1990
India has won at least one gold medal in every Asian Games except 1990. At the same time, it has always been included in the top 10 countries in the medal tally. So far India has won 139 Gold, 178 Silver and 299 Bronze medals in Asian Games.