Thursday, September 17, 2015

Chinese City Hangzhou to host 2022 Asian Games

Chinese city of Hangzhou has been
confirmed as the host of the 2022 Asian
Games, the Olympic Council of Asia
announced at its General Assembly in
Ashgabat. Hangzhou in eastern China –
best known for the West Lake, a placid
and much-painted tourist attraction –
was the only candidate city
to stage the 19th edition of Asia's
biggest multi-sports event. China has
hosted the Asian Games twice before, at
Beijing in 1990 and Guangzhou in 2010,
and has already been awarded the
Winter Olympics in 2022.
The award comes shortly after Beijing
won the right to host the 2022 Winter
Olympics, having hosted the Summer
Games in 2008, and means China will
host two major multi-sport events in the
same year. The 2008 Olympic Games
marked a major step forward for China
on the international stage.
Tokyo will host its second Summer
Olympics in 2020, more than half a
century after its 1964 debut as host.
South Korea's Incheon held the last
Asian Games in 2014.