Opening Ceremony on Oct. 23, 16 days of feverish competition until Oct. 8
Postponed by one year due to COVID-19 11,970 athletes from 45 countries competing
South Korea aims for third place North Korea returns to all-around competition for first time in five years
‘Digital fireworks’ instead of firecrackers aimed at eco-friendly competition
After a five-year hiatus, 카지노사이트 the ‘Festival of Asians’ is just one day away.
The Hangzhou 2022 Asian Games
Will kick off with the Opening Ceremony at the Hangzhou Olympic Sports Center Stadium in Hangzhou,
China, on October 8, followed by 16 days of competition.
The Asian Games are normally held every four years, but due to the COVID-19 pandemic, last year’s event
was pushed back a year. The official name of the Games will be the Hangzhou 2022 Asian Games.
This will be the third time China has hosted the Asian Games, following Beijing in 1990 and Guangzhou in 2010.
According to the organizing committee, a record 11,970 athletes from 45 countries will compete in the
Games. They will compete for 481 gold medals in 40 sports.
South Korea has sent a record 1140 athletes to compete in 39 events. The goal is third place overall. They
are hoping to win more than 50 gold medals.
Swimmer Hwang Sun-woo
Athlete Woo Sang-hyuk, badminton player Ahn Se-young, table tennis player Shin Yoo-bin, 온라인카지노
and other world-class stars will lead the way.
The games are still a day away, but the action has already begun.
The South Korean men’s soccer team won their first two games and accumulated six points to finish first
in Group E and advance to the round of 16.
The Korean men’s volleyball team suffered a shock loss to India in their first group game, but bounced
back with a shutout win over Cambodia to punch their ticket to the round of 12 with a 1-1 record.
Modern pentathlon and beach volleyball are also in contention.
North Korea, which has been absent from international competition since the outbreak of COVID-19, will
also make a comeback at the Games. North Korea was suspended by the International Olympic
Committee (IOC) for missing the Tokyo 2020 Games due to COVID-19, but the ban was lifted on Dec. 31 last year.
It has been five years since the DPRK sent a team to a multi-sport event since the 2018 Jakarta-
Palembang Asian Games. 191 North Korean athletes are expected to compete in 18 sports.
The opening ceremony of the Games will feature a new fireworks display, which is being touted as eco-
friendly. Instead of the usual fireworks display using firecrackers, there will be a “digital fireworks display”
using three-dimensional animation and augmented reality (AR).
“In order to reduce our carbon footprint as much as possible, we decided not to use fireworks,” said
Siaolan, who directed the opening ceremony, adding, “We felt it was important to spread our philosophy
of environmental protection.” 카지노사이트존