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Where and when will Asian Games 2023 opening ceremony take place?

Published at :September 21, 2023 at 1:13 PM
Modified at :December 13, 2023 at 1:01 PM
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(Courtesy : The Times of India)

Sourav Goswami

Few sporting events have already started prior to the official opening date.

The 19th edition of the Asian Games, the largest multi-sport event in Asia, is set to begin with a spectacular opening ceremony on September 23 in Hangzhou, China. The ceremony will showcase the rich culture and history of the host nation, as well as the spirit of sportsmanship and friendship among the participating countries.

Opening ceremony is scheduled to take place at the Hangzhou Olympic Sports Centre Stadium, a state-of-the-art venue that can accommodate up to 80,000 spectators. The stadium, which was completed in 2018, mostly for soccer matches, features a retractable roof, a circular LED screen, and a natural grass field.

When will Asian Games 2023 Opening ceremony take place?

The opening ceremony of Asian Games 2023 is scheduled to be held on 23rd September, 2023.

Where will Asian Games 2023 Opening ceremony take place?

Fans will witness the opening ceremony of Asian Games 2023 in Hangzhou Olympic Sports Centre Stadium in Hangzhou, China.

“The ceremony will portray the Ancient and Modern Hangzhou as well as the bond between the participating nations. It is a brilliant art work of Chinese artists, our task is polishing ideas and presenting the thoughts through graphical motion”, said Executive Producer of the opening ceremony in an interview to the CCTV+ Reporter.  

India has sent a formidable contingent of 655 athletes to participate in 40 different sporting disciplines. The Indian team will be led by hockey captain Harmanpreet Singh and boxer Lovlina Borgohain as the flag-bearers at the opening ceremony.

The Asian Games 2023 is expected to be a thrilling and memorable event for all sports lovers across Asia and beyond. The Games will showcase the best of Asian talent in Hangzhou. The Games will also serve as a qualifier for some of the events for Paris Olympics 2024.

Where and how to watch Asian Games 2023 Opening ceremony live in India?

The live streaming and telecast of the opening ceremony will be available on the Sony LIV app and across Sony Sports Network channels. Additionally, fans can follow the updates of the ceremony on the official website and social media accounts of the Khel Now.