The Asian Games 2022 will be held from September 10 to September 25 this year in five cities including Hangzhou in China's Xinjiang province. There are going to be 61 events in a total of 40 sports in the multi-sporting event here. Swimming, archery, athletics, badminton, horse-riding, swordsmanship, football, hockey, judo, kabaddi and other sports played in the Olympics are also on the list. E-sports and breakdancing are also scheduled to be included after being approved by the Olympic Council of Asia (OCA).
The T-20 format of cricket has also been included in this year's Asian Games to increase the excitement of the spectators. This means that cricket is going to return after 11 years. India is a member of the South Asian Region of the Asia Olympic Council (OCA) and is one of the seven countries that have also participated in all editions of the Asian Games. India has won at least one gold medal in every Asian Games and has secured a place in the top 10 countries of the medal tally, except in 1990. So far, India has won 139 Gold, 178 Silver and 299 Bronze medals at the Asian Games and is going to try to significantly increase the medal tally this year.
For the first time, more than 300 athletes from Oceania are also being offered a chance to compete in the 19th edition of this year's Asian Games. Oceania athletes, including those from Australia and New Zealand, will be allowed to compete in 5 sports. These sports are triathlon, athletics, wushu, roller skating and weightlifting.