Asian Games in China postponed because of spread of COVID-19


              In this photo released by Xinhua News Agency, an aerial photo taken on March 28, 2022, shows a view of Chun'an Jieshou Sports Centre Velodrome, a venue of the 19th Asian Games Hangzhou 2022 in Hangzhou, eastern China's Zhejiang Province. Less than three months after Beijing hosted the Winter Olympics and Paralympics, the Olympic Council of Asia said Friday that this year's Asian Games in China are being postponed because of concerns about the spreading omicron variant of COVID-19 in the country.(Zhou Hengzhong/Xinhua via AP)
            
              In this photo released by Xinhua News Agency, an aerial photo taken on Nov 9, 2021, shows a view of Gongshu Canal Sports Park Gymnasium, a venue of the 19th Asian Games Hangzhou 2022 in Hangzhou, east China's Zhejiang Province. Less than three months after Beijing hosted the Winter Olympics and Paralympics, the Olympic Council of Asia said Friday that this year's Asian Games in China are being postponed because of concerns about the spreading omicron variant of COVID-19 in the country.(Huang Zongzhi/Xinhua via AP)
            
              Commuters wearing face masks wait to cross an intersection on a rainy morning in Beijing, Friday, May 6, 2022. (AP Photo/Mark Schiefelbein)
            
              FILE - The Chinese flag is raised as the next host country during the closing ceremony for the 18th Asian Games in Jakarta, Indonesia on Sept. 2, 2018. Less than three months after Beijing hosted the Winter Olympics and Paralympics, reports in China on Friday, May 6, 2022 said this year's Asian Games are being postponed because of concerns over the spreading omicron variant of COVID-19 in the country. (AP Photo/Lee Jin-man, File)
            
              FILE - Traditional dancers perform during the unveiling of the logo of the 18th Asian Games in Jakarta, Indonesia on Sept. 9, 2015. Less than three months after Beijing hosted the Winter Olympics and Paralympics, reports in China on Friday, May 6, 2022 said this year's Asian Games are being postponed because of concerns over the spreading omicron variant of COVID-19 in the country. (AP Photo/Tatan Syuflana, File)
Asian Games in China postponed because of spread of COVID-19