Asian Games postponed, Asian Youth Games cancelled due to Covid-19 pandemic

Workers wear protective suits as they disinfect an area outside a barricaded community in Beijing. (Photo by Kevin Frayer/Getty Images)

The forthcoming Asian Games in the Chinese city of Hangzhou have been postponed due to ongoing uncertainty caused by the Covid-19 pandemic, the Olympic Council of Asia has announced.

The quadrennial event was scheduled to take place from September 10 to 25. However, the lockdown measures recently introduced in nearby Shanghai have fuelled speculation the event will be postponed.

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