The Hangzhou 2022 Asian Games, held across six cities in Hangzhou, Zhejiang Province, China, will conclude on Monday after 16 days of intense competition. The closing ceremony will begin at 9 p.m. ET at the Hangzhou Olympic Sports Center Stadium, the main venue for the Games, and will last 75 minutes.
Chinese President Xi Jinping attended the opening ceremony on March 23 and made the opening declaration, while the closing ceremony will be attended by State Councilor Li Chang, the second-ranked person in China’s power hierarchy .The Hangzhou Asian Games, held five years after the 2018 Jakarta-Palembang Games after a one-year postponement due to the novel coronavirus (COVID-19) pandemic, have created a buzz in Hangzhou, the cradle of China’s information technology (IT) industry, with its green, digital and smart motto.
The Summer Asian Games, the third to 온라인카지노 be hosted by China after Beijing in 1990 and Guangzhou in 2010, were well received by the 45 National Olympic Committees (NOCs) that participated, especially for the hassle-free operation of the games and officiating.
The theme of the Hangzhou Asian Games, which kicked off with a joint human and digital torch lighting ceremony and digital fireworks display, will be carried over into the closing ceremony, which will feature athletes and volunteers as the main characters. S Xiaolan, General Director of the Opening and Closing Ceremonies of the Hangzhou Asian Games, explained that the theme of applauding the athletes for their outstanding performances in pursuit of their dreams and thanking all the volunteers for their dedication to the success of the Games will be expressed in the closing ceremony in a moving way with love and respect.
Instead of the LEDs that were laid on the floor during the Opening Ceremony to create a wide range of colors for maximum visual impact, the Organizing Committee will showcase a new technology for the Closing Ceremony, using a “digital lawn” made up of nearly 40,000 evenly woven pieces of glowing material that will be laid on the floor of the Olympic Sports Center Stadium as a giant palette.The Opening Ceremony co-lighters, China’s handsome swimmer Wang Shun and the digital giant, will reappear to watch the flame go out together with athletes and volunteers from 45 NOCs, and the digital giant will say a touching farewell before disappearing, S Xiaolan added.
The closing ceremony will conclude with the Hangzhou Organizing Committee handing over the flame to the Aichi-Nagoya Organizing Committee of Japan, which will host the 20th Asian Games in 2026. This is the third time Japan has hosted the Summer Asian Games, following Tokyo in 1958 and Hiroshima in 1994.