Host city outlines goals for 2022 Asian Games

Sep 18 | Source: by Shanghai Daily

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.

The Hangzhou Olympic Center consists of a 80,000-seat stadium, a gymnasium, a natatorium, and facilities for tennis, baseball, field hockey, and other ball games. The center on the southern bank of the Qiantang River will be put to use in 2017.

Hangzhou also has modern stadiums in universities in addition to the Huanglong Sports Center, the biggest in Zhejiang Province.

Hangzhou hosted the 8th National Games for the Disabled in 2011, the Women's Soccer World Cup in 2007, and will host the FINA Short Course World Champions in 2018.

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