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Sport OCA mulls rescheduling Asian Beach Games after China decision

13:25  11 july  2020
13:25  11 july  2020 Source:   reuters.com

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"Once a decision has been made, OCA jointly with Chinese Olympic Committee and the Sanya Asian Beach Organising Committee will announce the new dates regarding the sixth Asian Beach Games ." The Badminton World Federation has also sought more information from China before taking a call on

The 6th Asian Beach Games , due to take place from November 28 to December 6 in Sanya, China , will be held as scheduled, the Olympic Council of Asia "As far as the OCA is concerned it is now full steam ahead. We will continue to support our partners in China and work shoulder to shoulder in the

(Reuters) - The Olympic Council of Asia is considering new dates for this year's Asian Beach Games in Sanya, China, the OCA said on Saturday, following China's decision to cancel all international sports in the country following the COVID-19 crisis.

a group of people standing next to a fence: 2018 Asian Games - Beach Volleyball © Reuters/EDGAR SU 2018 Asian Games - Beach Volleyball

The sixth edition of the Games was scheduled from Nov. 28-Dec. 6 but China's General Administration of Sport said on Friday the only international sports events allowed in the country this year would be trials for the 2022 Winter Olympics in Beijing.

The OCA said it was in discussion with the beach games organisers and the Chinese Olympic Committee to reschedule the event.

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The Games were regulated by the Asian Games Federation (AGF) from the first Games in New Since the 1982 Games , they have been organized by the Olympic Council of Asia ( OCA ), after the At the London 1948 Summer Olympics, a conversation started amongst China and the Philippines to

Asian Games Channel. ANOC World Beach Games . China ’s hopes of competing in weightlifting here at the 2018 Asian Games have ended after the Olympic Council of Asia Rival nations in the Asian Games had warned they would be surprised if China was allowed to return early, questioning

"The three parties ... are closely monitoring the situation on a daily basis and working together closely to adjust the dates, if required," the OCA said in a statement.

"Once a decision has been made, OCA jointly with Chinese Olympic Committee and the Sanya Asian Beach Organising Committee will announce the new dates regarding the sixth Asian Beach Games."

The Badminton World Federation has also sought more information from China before taking a call on the season-ending World Tour Finals scheduled in Guangzhou from Dec. 16-20.

(Reporting by Amlan Chakraborty in New Delhi; editing by Raju Gopalakrishnan)

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