Muscat, The GulfObserver: Administrative delegation of Oman arrived in the Chinese city of Hangzhou. The delegation will be participating in the 19th Asian Games that will be held from September 23 to October 8, 2023.
They will be completing the administrative procedures and requirements necessary for representatives of the national teams participating in the tournament to enter the Olympic Village.
As many as 12,000 athletes from 45 countries will participate in the Asian Games, competing in 40 games, distributed in 5 integrated Olympic villages for various sporting events.
Salem bin Mohammed Al Busaidi, Director of the Sultanate of Oman’s delegation, said: “Since our arrival at the Asian Games Village, several meetings have been held with the organising body to ensure its readiness to receive the official, administrative and sports delegation, and all necessary arrangements have been completed.”
“China has benefited from postponing the tournament from last year 2022 due to coronavirus pandemic and the measures taken at the time, and therefore all the facilities — starting from the sports village, stadiums and sub-villages — are ready. They were used and for sporting events that were held in last year at the local level and proved their readiness, knowing that Chinese President Xi Jinping himself inspected the sports facilities. This is an indication of the interest of the Chinese government and its leadership in hosting the Asian Games,” he added.
The Sultanate of Oman is participating in this tournament in seven sports: athletics, weightlifting, water sports, archery, sailing, beach volleyball, and hockey.
On the other hand, the Asian Games Village, which was established by the committee to host visitors from all Asian countries, was opened on Saturday.
The village, designed in an innovative, sustainable style, is located in the north of the city of Qianjiang.
The village accommodates 20,000 people and includes 37 residential buildings and 2,696 rooms for delegations of countries participating in the Asian Games.
The village provides transportation services to the train station, the airport, and venues for games and competitions, and is equipped with all the services that athletes and delegations need.