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Beijing, 9 Sep (Zhongxin Net) -- In September, the footsteps of the Hangzhou Asian Games were clearly audible, and all preparations had entered the final sprint stage. This is the third time that China has hosted the Asian Games, and this Asian Games has also created a number of "historical bests".

Data map: Hangzhou, Zhejiang, aerial photography of the main stadium of the Hangzhou Asian Games. Photo by China News Agency reporter Wang Gang

The largest scale

At the press conference on the 30-day countdown to the Hangzhou Asian Games, it was introduced that the three registrations for the Hangzhou Asian Games by number, by project and by name have all been completed. With the last registration confirmed, all 45 Asian National and Regional Olympic Committees will register for the Hangzhou Asian Games. Among them, the number of athletes reached 12417,4975, and the number of team officials was <>,<>, which was the largest number of registrations in history.

In addition, more than 6 athletes from six delegations, including China, Thailand, Japan, South Korea, India, and Hong Kong, China, applied. Huo Qigang, head of the Hong Kong delegation to the Hangzhou Asian Games, said in an interview that the Hong Kong delegation will send the largest team in the history of the Asian Games, with more than 600 athletes expected and more than 860,1200 teams.

The most items

In addition to the "large scale", the Hangzhou Asian Games is also the largest number of events in the previous Asian Games, including 40 major events, 61 sub-events, and 481 small events. Among the 40 sports, 29 are Olympic sports set up in reference to the next Paris Olympic Games, while 11 non-Olympic sports cover characteristic sports in East Asia, Southeast Asia, South Asia, Central Asia, West Asia and other Asian regions, and new sports such as skateboarding, breakdancing and e-sports are newly established.

Data map: The Hangzhou 2022 Asian Games e-sports venues are lit up at night, and the colorful light bars on the roof are like star tracks. Photo by China News Agency reporter Wang Gang

Widest coverage

This year's Asian Games will be hosted by Hangzhou, and there will be 5 co-host cities including Ningbo, Wenzhou, Huzhou, Shaoxing and Jinhua. There are 56 competition venues, 31 independent training venues, 1 Asian Games village and 5 Asian Games sub-villages, which cover the widest coverage and the complexity of the event organization far exceeds that of previous editions.

The 56 competition venues include 2 independent competition venues of the Asian Para Games, including 12 new venues, 26 renovated venues, 9 continuation venues and 9 temporary venues. The concept of green, low-carbon and sustainable is integrated into the planning and design, construction, operation management and post-competition utilization of Asian Games venues.

Sponsorship has the highest income

As one of the influential continental events, the commercial value of the Hangzhou Asian Games cannot be underestimated. According to the official news of the Hangzhou Asian Games, the market development of the Asian Games and Asian Para Games has made a historic breakthrough, and the scale of sponsoring enterprises and sponsoring investment income have become the largest in the history of the Asian Games.

In addition, the relevant person in charge of the Market Development Department of the Hangzhou Asian Games Organizing Committee also said that the Hangzhou Asian Games has achieved sponsorship investment benefits from multiple dimensions such as sponsorship amount, number of sponsoring enterprises, and quality of sponsoring enterprises, creating the best in the history of the Asian Games.

Data map: On August 8, the Hangzhou Asian Games licensed commodity "Hangzhou Asian Games Opening and Closing Commemorative Gold and Silver Bars" was released in Hangzhou, Zhejiang.

The franchise is the best size

After "Bing Dun Dun" became the top stream of the Winter Olympics, the franchise products of the Hangzhou Asian Games also received enthusiastic responses from the market. It is reported that since the preparation of the Hangzhou Asian Games, the franchise has launched more than 17,1100 licensed products in 1500 categories, opened nearly <>,<> Tmall official flagship stores, TV channel shopping platforms and offline retail stores nationwide, and the franchise scale is the best in history.

With the Hangzhou Asian Games approaching, "bringing the Asian Games home" has gradually become a fashion trend. These unique carriers, which carry traditional cultural memories and integrate Asian Games elements, are telling unique Asian Games stories. (End)