Olympic Council of Asia choose Hangzhou City of China to host 2022 Asian Games [ Current Affairs ]


About Asian Games: The Asian Games also known as Asiad. It is nationwide multi - sport event which is held every four years between athletes from all over Asia. The Games were planned by the Asian Games Federation.

  • First game was start from New Delhi of India, until the 1978.
  • Since the 1982 Games they have been organized by the Olympic Council of Asia after the division of the Asian Games Federation.
  • The last Games were held in Incheon, South Korea from 19th September to 4th October 2014.
  • Earlier it was known as the Far Eastern Championship Games before Asian Games which was first organized in 1912 at a location set between the Empire of Japan, the Philippine Islands and China.
  • The Far Eastern Games were first held in Manila with 6 participating nations in 1913.

About choosing of Hangzhou:

  • Hangzhou which is the capital city of Zhejiang Region of East China has been chosen to host the 2022 Asian Games by the Olympic Council of Asia (OCA).
  • This decision was taken by the OCA at its 34th Assembly held in Ashkhabad, Turkmenistan.

Earlier Chinese cities host the Asian Games:

  • In 1990s Beijing hosted the Asian Games
  • In 2010 Guangzhou hosts the Asian Games.
  • Hangzhou is best known for the West Lake, a good - natured and tourist attraction.
  • It is also home base of Chinese Internet named giant Alibaba.

- Published on: September 18, 2015