Asian Para Games 2023, is the fourth edition of the multi-sporting continental event, organised by Asian Paralympic Committee, scheduled from October 22 to 28 in Hangzhou, China, for the athletes with disabilities. These games, recognised by the International Paralympic Committee, run parallel to the Asian Games 2023, in the same city, and they are described as the second largest event of its kind after the Paralympic Games.
Notably, the Asian Para Games were scheduled to be held from October 9 to 15, in 2022, but it was postponed in a decision taken by the Asian Paralympic Committee in collaboration with the Chinese authorities. The call to delay the games was finalised on May 17 last year, due to the severe impact of the COVID-19 pandemic in China.
The first edition of the Asian Para Games was held in 2010, in Guangzhou, China, and since then, it has travelled to the cities of Incheon, South Korea, in 2014, before making its way to Jakarta-Palembang, in 2018. In the history of these games, there have been 44 participating countries, including the likes of China, India, South Korea, Japan, Indonesia, Chinese Taipei, and Pakistan, among others.
Asian Para Games 2023: All you need to know
Where will the Asian Para Games 2023 be held?
Asian Para Games 2023 will be held in Hangzhou, China.
Which is the main venue for the Asian Para Games 2023?
Hangzhou Olympic Sports Center is going to be the main venue for the Asian Para Games 2023.
When will the Asian Para Games 2023 be held?
Asian Para Games 2023 will be held from October 22 to 28, with an opening ceremony to officially kick-off the proceedings.
How many countries will be participating at the Asian Para Games 2023?
There are 43 countries expected to participate in the games, all of which have National Paralympic Committees affiliated to the Asian Paralympic Committee.
How many athletes are expected to compete at the Asian Para Games 2023?
Around 4000 athletes are expected to compete for their respective nations at the Asian Para Games 2023.
What are the number of events scheduled to take place at the Asian Para Games 2023?
There are going to be 566 events across 22 sports in 24 disciplines at the Asian Games 2023 for the athletes to become champions of the continent.
Where will the live telecast of the Asian Para Games 2023 happen in India?
The live telecast of the Asian Para Games 2023 anthem is expected to happen on the Sony Sports TV channels in India, but it is yet to be confirmed.
Where will the live streaming of the Asian Para Games 2023 happen in India?
The live streaming of the Asian Para Games 2023 anthem is expected to happen on Sony Liv in India, but it is yet to be confirmed.