Kuwait, September 8, 2021: The Olympic Council of Asia’s 3rd Asian Youth Games, which were due to be held in Shantou, China this November, have been postponed until December 2022.
In view of the current situation of the global COVID-19 pandemic, we would like to inform you that the Olympic Council of Asia, the Chinese Olympic Committee and the Shantou 2021 Asian Youth Games Organising Committee have made the joint decision to reschedule the 3rd Asian Youth Games, which was planned for 20-28 November 2021, to the new dates of 20-28 December 2022. The postponed Games will keep its original name “Shantou 2021 Asian Youth Games” and the Marks remain unchanged.
The decision was made after in-depth discussions between the three parties to serve the common interests of all related National Olympic Committees and ensure the safety and health of the athletes and all relevant participants. We will continue to work closely with all stakeholders for the follow-up matters.
We would like to once again thank everyone involved for their cooperation, of which we look forward to strengthening in the future.
Shantou, a port city in Guangdong province, China will be the third host of the OCA’ s Asian Youth Games following Singapore in 2009 and Nanjing, China in 2013.
Olympic Council of Asia
Shantou 2021 Asian Youth Games Organizing Committee
Chinese Olympic Committee