19th Asian Games Hangzhou 2022
Official name:19th Asian Games Hangzhou 2022
Host city:
Motto:Heart to Heart, @Future
Mascot:Congcong, Lianlian and Chenchen
Dates:23 September – 8 October 2023
Nations:45 NOCs (members of the OCA)
Events:482 in 40 sports (Consist of 61 disciplines)
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The 2022 Asian Games (Chinese: 2022年亚洲运动会; pinyin: Èr líng èr èr nián Yàzhōu Yùndònghuì), officially known as the 19th Asian Games (Chinese: 第十九届亚洲运动会; pinyin: Dì Shíjiǔ Jiè Yàzhōu Yùndònghuì), also known as Hangzhou 2022, will be a multi-sport event celebrated in Hangzhou, Zhejiang, China. Hangzhou will be the third Chinese city to host the Asian Games, after Beijing in 1990 and Guangzhou in 2010.

The Games were originally scheduled to take place from 10 to 25 September 2022, but the event was postponed due to the COVID-19 pandemic on 6 May due to concerns on travelling to mainland China, amid the potential threat of COVID-19 variants. On 19 July 2022, the new dates were announced to be from 23 September to 8 October 2023.

Bidding process

The Chinese Olympic Committee confirmed that Hangzhou submitted a bid, and is the only city to declare the candidacy in August 2015. Hangzhou was officially awarded as the host city on September 16, 2015, in Ashgabat, Turkmenistan, during the 34th OCA General Assembly.


44 venues will be used for the Games, including 30 existing facilities and 14 newly constructed venues. Most venues will be within Hangzhou and its districts, while other events will be held in Deqing, Jinhua, Ningbo, Shaoxing and Wenzhou. A new high-speed rail line is being constructed between Hangzhou and Huzhou for the Games.

The Games

On 8 April 2019, the Olympic Council of Asia initially announced that the Games would feature 37 sports, including the 28 mandatory Olympic sports to be contested at the 2024 Summer Olympics in Paris, as well as events in other non-Olympic sports. This led to the addition of events such as the open-water swimming and the groups competition in rhythmic gymnastics to the Olympic program.

On 12 September 2019, baseball, softball, karate, and sport climbing (which were optional events at the then-upcoming 2020 Summer Olympics) were added to the programme, expanding it to 61 disciplines in 40 sports. On 18 December 2020, it was announced that esports (which was held as a demonstration event in 2018) and breakdancing (which will debut at the 2024 Summer Olympics) would be added, expanding the programme to 42 sports.

The e-sports programme at the 2022 Asian Games will include eight medal events and two demonstration events, with competitions being held in Arena of Valor, Dota 2, Dream of the Three Kingdoms 2, FIFA, Hearthstone, League of Legends, PUBG Mobile, and Street Fighter V.