The Hangzhou Asian Games Organising Committee (HAGOC) has issued the second edition of the official magazine “Hangzhou 2022”.With a front cover that depicts the slogan “Heart to Heart, @Future”, the sporty mascot triplets and the “surging tide” emblem, the February 2021 edition focuses on four key Asian Games areas: Stadiums, sports, city and brands.
The magazine, in Chinese and English, includes a welcome message from Mr. Chen Weiqiang, Deputy Secretary General of HAGOC and Vice Mayor of Hangzhou.
“With each passing day, the 19th Asian Games Hangzhou 2022 draws near,” says Vice Mayor Chen.
“Gongs clapping, drums beating, faster and faster, louder and louder, heralding the arrival of the Hangzhou Asian Games.
“Congcong, Chenchen and Lianlian wave their flags as they cheer on the athletes,” he adds, referring to the trio of mascots.
Vice Mayor Chen describes the main Asian Games Village as “spectacular” and this will be supported by four Satellite Villages in other areas of Zhejiang province to serve competition hubs.
“Spurred on by the historic opportunity presented by the Asian Games, urban development in Hangzhou and the co-host cities of Ningbo, Wenzhou, Shaoxing, Jinhua and Huzhou, among others, is in full swing,” he adds.
“We applaud our Asian Games artisans because your skills and hard work only add to the prestige of the gold medals that will be won.
“We salute our Asian Games volunteers because your dedication will only enhance our shared love of sport.
“We salute our athletes because your strenuous preparations will make the spirit of the Olympics shine even more brightly.
“And we salute everyone who has contributed to the Asian Games because, thanks to you, Asia will be more fascinating and the world a more beautiful place!”