The 19th Asian Games, scheduled to be held in Hangzhou, China, in 2022, is making significant progress in its preparations. A briefing meeting was conducted to update the participating nations on the operational plan, and a seminar for NOC Chefs de Mission was held to communicate updates on preparations and competition policies. The games will be guided by the principles of being green, smart, economical, and ethical, with all competition venues being powered by green energy. The organizers have conducted various test events to ensure the readiness of the facilities and operational capacities. The Asian Games will host over 10,000 athletes and team officials from 45 countries and regions. According to Juan Antonio Samaranch, Vice President of the International Olympic Committee, he stated that the event is expected to be one of the most successful Asian Games in history. Additionally, the games will feature new sports such as e-sports and break dancing, aiming to engage the younger generation. E-sports such as League of Legends, King of Glory, Peace Elite and FIFA Online). The legacy of the games includes the post-competition use of venues for public fitness, educational purposes, and sports training bases. The organizers expect the Asian Games to accelerate the development of sports-related industries and promote Hangzhou as a city of sports and international events.
There will be 40 major events and 22 for the Asian Para Games. All 1,246 international technical officials of the Asian Games have been appointed.
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