China’s Hangzhou bids to host 2022 Asian Games

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SHANGHAI: China’s eastern city of Hangzhou, best known for its tourist attraction the scenic West Lake, has submitted a bid to host the 2022 Asian Games, state media has reported.

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The Olympic Council of Asia will pick the host city at a meeting next month, the official Xinhua news agency said.

South Korea’s Incheon held the last Asian Games in 2014, while Indonesia’s Jakarta will play host in 2018.

If Hangzhou wins, it would be the third time a Chinese city has hosted the regional games following Beijing in 1990 and southern Guangzhou in 2010.

Beijing was just selected to hold the 2022 Winter Olympics after hosting the Summer Games in 2008.

The Asian Games follows the sports program of the Olympic Games, with swimming and athletics as the core sports.

AFP

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