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Hangzhou awarded 2022 Asian Games

2015-09-16 HKT 22:10
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The mainland city of Hangzhou has been confirmed as the host of the 2022 Asian Games after bidding unopposed.

The Olympic Council of Asia signed a contract with officials from the coastal city of almost 9 million people during meetings in Turkmenistan.

“I know it's the only candidate, but also it has achieved a lot of our goals,” OCA president Sheikh Ahmad al-Fahad al-Sabah said.

“The Asian Games ... will play a very big role in the development of the city,” Hangzhou mayor Zhong Hongming said.

With Beijing also hosting the Winter Olympics in 2022, it will be a big year in sport for China, which also held the Asian Games in Beijing in 1990 and Guangzhou in 2010.