19th Asian Games torch relay begins in Hangzhou

2023-09-09 Editor : Luo Pan ECNS App Download

The torch relay for the 19th Asian Games officially started near the West Lake in Hangzhou, east China's Zhejiang Province on Friday.  

According to organizers, the flame is set to be relayed through 11 cities in Zhejiang Province, namely Huzhou, Jiaxing, Shaoxing, Ningbo, Zhoushan, Taizhou, Wenzhou, Lishui, Jinhua and Quzhou, before returning to Hangzhou on September 20 to complete its final leg. More than 2,000 torch bearers will participate in the relay, ranging in age from 14 to 84.  

The Hangzhou Asian Games, which will open on September 23, is set to be the largest edition ever with 12,500 athletes from 45 countries and regions.  


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