Asian Games 2022: Late last month, it reported that postponing the Asian Games. Second only to Olympics in terms of size, was a possibility as China. Where the coronavirus emerged in late 2019, faced its biggest Covid-19 crisis.
If the Tokyo Olympics presented athletes with the unique challenges of living and competing in a bio-bubble. This year’s Asian Games in the Chinese city of Hangzhou will likely be more of the same, perhaps even tougher.
Indian Athletes lookup for Asian Games
India’s athletes will travel throughout the world in the second half of the year. Competing in World Cups, World Championships, Commonwealth Games, and the Asiad. While most events, including the Birmingham CWG, are likely to be less conditional after two years of pandemic-forced limitations, the Asian Games, which will take place from September 10 to 25, could be an exception.
Despite reports of a possible postponement, officials from two continental sports federations organizers are pressing ahead with preparations. They have put in place plans for a strict “closed-loop” system, similar to the one used during the Beijing Winter Olympics in February.
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Late last month, it rumored that the Asian Games. Which are second only to the Olympics in terms of scale, would be postpone because of China. Where the coronavirus first appeared in late 2019, was experiencing its worst Covid-19 problem. Shanghai, which has been under lockdown for over a month and is only a short train ride away from Hangzhou, is confronting a record number of daily cases.
Last Monday, the South China Morning Post reported that Hangzhou. An e-commerce powerhouse, made it mandatory for each of its ten million citizens to do at least one nucleic acid test every 48 hours to combat the Omicron outbreak.
Visitors are unlikely to be allowed into non-Games sites at any point during the Asiad. Unlike in Tokyo, where athletes and officials were allowed outside the bubble after the first 14 days. Layers of fencing protected those inside the bubble from the local populace. During the Winter Olympics, with security personnel watching over the crowds.