The Nineteenth edition of Asian Games will take place from September 10 to September 25, 2022, in Hangzhou, Zhejiang, China. This will be the third time mainland China will be hosting the event with previous occasions being Beijing 1990 and Guangzhou 2010. There will be five co-host cities.
The multi-sporting event will feature 42 sports which includes 28 mandatory Olympic sports. There will be a total of 61 disciplines, including Olympic sports like swimming, archery, athletics, badminton, equestrian, fencing, football, hockey, judo, kabaddi, and others.
E-sports and breakdancing will debut in the 2022 Asian Games as full medal sports after being approved by the Olympic Council of Asia (OCA) this year, while Cricket will be back at the games in T20 format to raise the excitement of the sports in Non-Test playing nations as well
All the 44 member countries are expected to send their delegation to the games
At the last games China led the medal tally with a whopping 132 Gold Medals, this was the tenth consecutive time they were on the top. India finished at Eighth position with 16 Golds and a total of 70 medals. Sixteen Golds is by far the highest India has ever managed at Asian games competing every games starting 1951 in Delhi
India is a member of the South Asian Zone of the Olympic Council of Asia (OCA) and one of the only seven countries that have competed in all the editions of the Asian Games.
India has won at least one gold medal at every Asian Games and always ranked within the top 10 nations of the medal table, except in the 1990 edition. So far, India has won 139 gold, 178 silver, and 299 bronze medals at the Asian Games and will look to significantly increase the medal tally this year.
For the first time ever, more than 300 athletes from Oceania countries have been given the chance to compete at this year’s 19th edition of the Asian Games. The Oceania athletes, including those from Australia and New Zealand, will be allowed to compete in five sports: triathlon, athletics, wushu, roller skating, and weightlifting.
Sony Pictures Networks India, (SPN), has acquired the exclusive rights for the 2022 Asian Games from November 2021 to September 2023. This association will give SPN exclusive rights to broadcast the 19th edition of the Asian Games on its sports channels across India and the subcontinent including Pakistan, Sri Lanka, Bangladesh, Nepal, Afghanistan, Bhutan, and the Maldives. The tournament will also be available on the OTT platform, SonyLIV.
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