The Asian Paralympic Committee Executive Board met over two days on May 17 and 18, 2022 via teleconferencing and discussed various topics including the postponement of the Hangzhou 2022 Asian Para Games.
Nine Executive Board members attended the meeting, chaired by APC President Majid Rashed, and heard reports from past and future Games organisers, Standing Committees and Sub Regional representatives as well as updates on the Strategic Plan.
The main decision from the two-day meeting was the postponement of the Hangzhou 2022 Asian Para Games until 2023 due to the ongoing impact of the Covid-19 pandemic. The Executive Board understood the rationale behind the decision and are hopeful that a a new date for the Games will be announced soon.
The Board also sent its deepest condolences to UAE and its people on the passing of President Sheikh Khalifa bin Zayed Al Nahyan.
Future Games organisers including Aichi Nagoya 2026 Asian Para Games and Tashkent 2025 Asian Youth Para Games organisers presented reports before the Board, which outlined the initial plans for infrastructure and venues.
There were reports from the various Standing Committees and Sub Regional representatives.
The Board was also informed about the segregation of Hong Kong Paralympic Committee and Sports Association for Physically Disabled and that Hong Kong Paralympic Committee is the new national organization in the territory effective April 1 2022.
Updates on the upcoming ASEAN Para Games in Solo, Indonesia which received the ASEAN Para Sports Federation (APSF) flag recently, and the next hosts of the West Asia Games — Sharjah, UAE and Muscat, Oman – were also part of the sub region reports.