Biggest-ever Asian Games ready for lift-off in China after Covid delay

The official mascots of the 2022 Asian Games Chenchen, Congcong and Lianlian are displayed at the media village in Hangzhou, China’s eastern Zhejiang province on September 21, 2023. – AFP pic, September 21, 2023.

THE biggest Asian Games in history, boasting about 12,000 competitors – more than the Olympics – will open on Saturday in the Chinese city of Hangzhou after a year’s delay because of Covid.

Athletes including world and Olympic champions will fight for medals in 40 sports from athletics, swimming and football to eSports and bridge.

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