With the one-year countdown to the Asian Games Hangzhou 2022 in sight, the Organizing Committee of the 19th Asian Games held a press conference on September 6, elaborating on key events set to be conducted recently and its principal working arrangements. Authorities from Competition Department, International Department, Publicity Department, Large Event Department and Stadium Construction Department attended the conference and answered reporters’ questions.
A series of one-year countdown events were unveiled at the conference, including the one-year countdown ceremony scheduled to kick off on the evening of September 10 at the Tennis Center of the Hangzhou Olympic Sports Center, nicknamed “small lotus”. It comprises the launch of official sportswear, ceremony costume and the Asian Games torch, and a virtual interaction with cities in China and abroad that have hosted the Asian Games before. The ceremony merely serves as a lead-up and is expected to be followed by more events similar in nature, such as the One-Year Countdown Concert, Asian Games Franchised Garden Tour and Asian Games Dream Realization Event.
The Meeting of Head of Delegation for the Hangzhou Asian Games is due to take place online on September 8 and 9. The authorities gave a short briefing on the background, schedule and major topics of the Meeting at the conference, as well as its participants from the Olympic Council of Asia and General Administration of Sport of China.
In light of great attention surrounding the Asian Games test match and test run, the conference took a moment to outline the targets and organizational principles of the test, the events to be included in Tuesday and Wednesday’s test match and their corresponding schedules, along with the plan to host the Games amid the pandemic.
For the celebration of the one-year countdown to the Hangzhou Asian Games, the Organizing Committee will work closely with co-host cities of the Games on a number of celebration ceremonies, performance shows, mass sports events and media promotions, so that people from all quarters of life can voice their wishes and hopes for the upcoming Hangzhou Asian Games.