Hangzhou, capital of Zhejiang Province, will be the host city of 2022 Asian Games. It was announced by the Olympic Council of Asia on September 16. Thus, Hangzhou will be the third Chinese city to host the games, after Beijing in 1990 and Guangzhou in 2010.
Hangzhou in east China’s Zhejiang Province was yesterday awarded the 2022 Asian Games, organizers and state media said, in another win for China’s global sporting ambitions.
Hangzhou — best known for the West Lake, a placid and much-painted tourist attraction — was the only candidate city, a report by China’s Xinhua news agency said.
Its sole candidacy made it a shoo-in for selection by the Olympic Council of Asia at its congress in the Turkmenistan capital Ashgabat.
An OCA spokesman confirmed the decision, saying the body, the Chinese Olympic Committee and ...more
Hangzhou, capital of Zhejiang Province, will be the host city of 2022 Asian Games. It was announced by the Olympic Council of Asia on September 16. Thus, Hangzhou will be the third Chinese city to host the games, after Beijing in 1990 and Guangzhou in 2010. To play a good host, Hangzhou will work hard to improve public infrastructure and urban management.
The city will speed up road construction to reduce traffic congestions. Expressways and a number of roads will be built to connect downtown with sports venues for Asian Games and for the convenience of local residents ...more
Hangzhou has announced its plan to hold a “green, smart, efficient and civilized” Asian Games after winning the bid to host the 2022 Asian Games.
The city will follow the suggestion of the central government to hold the games that will be low-carbon, environment-friendly, high-tech, thrifty and showing Hangzhou as a civilized city with a long history.
Hangzhou will have five Metro lines in operation by 2020, totaling 190 kilometers in length. The subway system will transport a fifth of commuters in the city and provide a traffic solution for the Asian Games ...more
Olympic gold medalist of swimming
I have a dream since childhood that my home city Hangzhou will one day host the Asian Games. That dream has now come true. I will support my city by all means.”
Olympic gold medalist of gymnastics
“I want to become a volunteer during the Asian Games as I did for the Beijing Olympics in 2008. Since Hangzhou, my home city before I left at age 13, will hold such an important event, I think it is time for me to come back.” ...more
Famous scenic spots in Hangzhou
Hangzhou is a modern city in a classic Chinese setting with a number of famous scenic areas. The city hums with activities and an endless flow of traffic, signs of its place in the 21st century, while the beautiful West Lake lies peacefully at the heart of all commotion, soothing the senses.