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ASIAN GAMES COULD BE POSTPONED DUE TO OUTBREAK OF COVID CASES

Husain Al-Musallam, the director-general of the Olympic Council of Asia which is the governing body of the Asian Games, said that the Asian Games in China could be canceled, According to Agence France-Presse.

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He said that no official decision has been taken by the committee until now, but there is a possibility that it will be postponed.

Ever since the outbreak of the pandemic, most of the international sporting events in China have been put on hold, besides the Winter Olympics in Beijing which was held in a bio-bubble.

Shanghai is currently witnessing the worst Covid outbreak in 2 years with most of its residents being confined in their homes.

The organisers of the Asian Games said that they will refer to the organising of the Winter Olympics and publish a virus-control plan.

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Lu Chunjiang, who is in charge of operations at the Hangzhou Olympic Sports Center, spoke to Chinese news network CCTV that they are now just making a few final adjustments and improvements to the facilities.

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