KUALA LUMPUR, Aug 18 — The Asian Para Games (APG) in Hangzhou, China which was originally scheduled to be held in October this year, will now be held from October 22 to October 28, 2023.
The International Paralympic Committee (IPC) in a statement said the decision on the new dates came about after discussions were held between the Asian Paralympic Committee (APC), the Hangzhou Asian Para Games Organising Committee (HAPGOC), National Paralympic Committee of China and other stakeholders.
“The duration of the games remains unchanged. The new dates were agreed upon after considering that the Para Games are usually held two weeks after the closing of the Asian Games.
“…and to ensure that the proposed dates do not conflict with other international events,” IPC said.
The Olympic Council of Asia (OCA) last month announced the new dates for the Asian Games, originally scheduled to be held in October this year, would be held from September 23 to October 8, 2023.
Meanwhile, APC president Majid Rashed in a statement also thanked the APC Executive Board for approving the new dates.
“We would also like to thank HAPGOC (the organisers), the Chinese Paralympic Committee and Hangzhou and Zhejiang provincial governments for their continuous support and efforts to ensure that the Games take place on the new dates,” he added.
This is the second time China will host the APG after the successful staging of the first edition of the Games in Guangzhou in 2010.