ArrowArtboardCreated with Sketch.Title ChevronTitle ChevronIcon FacebookIcon LinkedinIcon Mail ContactPath LayerIcon MailPositive ArrowIcon PrintIcon Twitter
Coronavirus

China hosting of Asian Games delayed as Shanghai lockdown extended

Postponement for nearby Hangzhou contrasts with Beijing's Winter Olympic success

Hangzhou has been preparing for years to host the 2022 Asian Games, which are to see the debut of esports as a medal event.    © AP

SHANGHAI -- The Asian Games, which had been set to open in the Chinese city of Hangzhou in four months' time, have been postponed indefinitely, the Olympic Council of Asia announced on Friday, citing ongoing COVID-19 outbreaks in the country.

The move to postpone Asia's premier regional sporting event, which was to run Sept. 10-25, contrasts with China's success in holding the Winter Olympic Games in Beijing as scheduled in February.

Sponsored Content

About Sponsored Content This content was commissioned by Nikkei's Global Business Bureau.

Discover the all new Nikkei Asia app

  • Take your reading anywhere with offline reading functions
  • Never miss a story with breaking news alerts
  • Customize your reading experience

Nikkei Asian Review, now known as Nikkei Asia, will be the voice of the Asian Century.

Celebrate our next chapter
Free access for everyone - Sep. 30

Find out more