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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.

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