Construction work has resumed on stadia being built for the 19th Asian Games in Hangzhou, China after a “lengthy break” caused by the coronavirus pandemic.
Officials from the organising committee said that construction has resumed on 28 of the 40 projects being built for the Hangzhou Asian Games.
Hangzhou is the capital of Zhejiang province and will host the Olympic Council of Asia’s 19th Asian Games from September 10-25, 2022.
It will be the third time China has organised the Asian Games, following Beijing 1990 and Guangzhou 2010.
Over 10,000 athletes will take part in 40 sports during the 19th Asian Games.
As the biggest multi-sport games after the Olympic Games, the Asian Games is the most prestigious event organised by the Olympic Council of Asia.
The Asian Games are held every four years. The Asian Games follow the sports programme of the Olympic Games, with swimming and athletics as the core sports, as well as featuring disciplines which reflect the diverse sporting culture of the Asian continent such as sepaktakraw (South East Asia), kabaddi (South Asia) and wushu (EastAsia).
The inaugural Asian Games took place in New Delhi, India, in 1951 with 11 countries competing in six sports.