Third Co-ordination Commission meeting declared a success ahead of Hangzhou 2022 Asian Para Games

The Asian Paralympic Committee (APC) met virtually with the organising committee of the Asian Para Games (HAPGOC) on 3rd and 4th November for the third Co-ordination Commission meeting ahead of the Hangzhou 2022 Asian Para Games which will take place from 22nd – 28th October 2023.

In a packed two days, APC heard updates from all the functional areas including marketing, broadcast, transport, ceremonies, and sport and gave their guidance on what final preparations should take place over the next few months ahead of the games.

APC CEO Tarek Souei addressed the close of the meeting and said, “We have heard about the great progress made since our last meeting and have seen how the organising committee has used the additional time wisely to further refine their plans. The organising committee are working hard to deliver fantastic Games that will make the people of China proud and will create a legacy for disabled people in this country. I am also sure that the games will have a positive impact right across our region and will help to grow the Paralympic Movement in Asia.”

Chen Weiqiang, Vice Mayor of Hangzhou and Deputy Secretary General of HAPGOC in his closing remarks stated that by hosting the Games, and drawing on the efforts of all society, they hope to improve the lives of people with an impairment in the city and the region. He said that he is “confident that we will

deliver a successful, spectacular and unforgettable Asian Para Games.”

The Games will take place from 22 – 28 October 2023 and an estimated 4000 athletes will compete in 564 medal events across 22 sports. The Games will follow on from the Asian Games and will share the same venues and athletes’ village. 

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