— Published 24 August 2023

South Korea will be there in force

On Wednesday August 23, the countdown to the Asian Games 2023 in Hangzhou, China (September 23 to October 8) reached a new milestone. It reached the symbolic date of D – 30 days before the opening of the continental event. An opportunity for the Chinese organizers to take stock of participation. It promises to be massive. For this first Asian multi-sport event since the health crisis, several countries have announced that they will be sending a record delegation to the capital of Zhejiang province. Singapore, in particular. South Korea, too. According to the Yonhap News agency, the South Korean delegation is set to be the largest since the creation of the Asian Games, with 1,180 athletes, a figure higher than the last two editions of the Games, in Jakarta in 2018 and Incheon four years earlier. The 2023 Asian Games – postponed by one year due to the pandemic – will feature 40 sports, 61 disciplines and 483 medal sessions. They will be the third organized by China, after Beijing 1990 and Guangzhou 2010.