The Chinese flag is raised as the next host country during the closing ceremony for the 18th Asian Games in Jakarta, Indonesia on Sept. 2, 2018. Photo: AP
The Chinese flag is raised as the next host country during the closing ceremony for the 18th Asian Games in Jakarta, Indonesia on Sept. 2, 2018. Photo: AP

New dates announced for 19th Asian Games, with organisers promising ‘spectacular sporting and cultural gala’

  • After postponing event because of the Covid-19 situation, organisers said the Games would now take place from September 23 to October 8, 2023
  • In statement, officials on the mainland say it will be a celebration of ‘Chinese grandeur, Zhejiang style and Hangzhou flavour’

The Chinese flag is raised as the next host country during the closing ceremony for the 18th Asian Games in Jakarta, Indonesia on Sept. 2, 2018. Photo: AP
The Chinese flag is raised as the next host country during the closing ceremony for the 18th Asian Games in Jakarta, Indonesia on Sept. 2, 2018. Photo: AP
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