Kuwait City, Kuwait, April 1, 2022: The Olympic Council of Asia is organising a three-pronged promotional campaign to engage the whole of the continent in the build-up to the 19th Asian Games in Hangzhou, China this September.
Entitled “Asian Games for All”, the campaign will begin in April till commence of the 19th Hangzhou Asian Games and offer three different activities to the OCA’s National Olympic Committees (NOC): Hangzhou Asian Games Fun Run, Asian Games Youth Reporter Project and Hangzhou Asian Games Children’s Art Competition.
NOCs can select any, or all of the three activities, and host the events in conjunction with the OCA and Hangzhou Asian Games Organising Committee (HAGOC).
The OCA Director General, Mr. Husain Al Musallam, said: “We want all National Olympic Committees to get into the spirit of the 19th Asian Games in Hangzhou this September and participate in our promotional campaign.
“The ‘Asian Games for All’ campaign will engage Asian society all over the continent and give everyone the chance to be involved in Hangzhou Asian Games. Through this project, the OCA will help develop sport, culture and education among the youth of Asia and help to promote the values of respect, friendship, goodwill, peace and a clean environment.”
*The Fun Run has been part of the OCA’s Asian Games promotional campaign since Doha 2006 and draws participation from all levels of society, from children to elite athletes. It offers a fun day for the family while promoting the Asian Games and a community spirit.
*The Youth Reporter Project aims to encourage students aged 16 and over to consider a career in sports media. A three-hour workshop covers all aspects of a sports reporter’s daily work at a major event such as the Asian Games including research and preparation, interviewing technique and writing an article to deadline. The OCA will select one boy and one girl from each of the five zones to form the OCA Youth Reporter Project team at the Hangzhou Asian Games.
*The Children’s Art Competition will be open to students aged 13 and below. Children can submit a painting or drawing of a famous athlete from their country or region, their favourite Asian Games sport or an image that highlights peace and friendship among the different people of Asia. Each NOC must submit a maximum of 10 art works – five from girls and five from boys – to the OCA before May 31. The OCA will announce the top four entries – two girls and two boys – from each NOC in mid-June and these art works will be displayed at the Main Press Centre and OCA HQ hotel during the Hangzhou Asian Games.
The OCA will provide funding for the NOCs as well as medals, certificates, T-shirts and other promotional materials.