28 April, 2024

Asian Games 2026: AGU Presidents and Officials Inspect Nagoya Venues

Nagoya, Japan – April 28, 2024: The Presidents of the Asian Gymnastics Union (AGU) Technical Committees for Women’s Artistic Gymnastics (WAG), Men’s Artistic Gymnastics (MAG), and Trampoline, along with the Technical Director of AGU, visited Nagoya to assess the competition and training sites for the upcoming 2026 Asian Games. This visit is a significant step in the preparation process for this major sporting event in Asia.

The delegation consisted of:
– Rima Kızılgün, President of the WAG Technical Committee
– Han Yoon Soon, President of the MAG Technical Committee
– Liu Xing, President of the Trampoline Technical Committee

During their tour, the officials examined the Field of Play at the competition venue as well as the athletes’ training areas. This visit is part of the ongoing partnership between the Asian Games Organizing Committee (AINAGOC) and the AGU to ensure that all venues meet rigorous international standards.

The 2026 Asian Games will be jointly hosted by Aichi Prefecture and the city of Nagoya in Japan, marking the third time Japan has hosted the Asian Games, with Tokyo hosting in 1958 and Hiroshima in 1994. The Olympic Council of Asia (OCA) chose Nagoya as the host city at its 2016 General Assembly in Danang, Vietnam.

The Games are scheduled from September 19 to October 4, 2026, set in the autumn to avoid the extreme summer heat, offering athletes more favorable conditions and drawing more spectators.

Approximately 15,000 athletes and officials from 45 countries and regions are expected to participate. The main venues include:
– Mizuho Athletic Stadium, which is being renovated to hold 35,000 people, where it will host athletics events, as well as the Opening and Closing Ceremonies. The Nagoya Civic General Gymnasium and its adjacent pool are designated for gymnastics and aquatics events.

The AGU officials’ inspection is an essential milestone in ensuring the 2026 Asian Games’ success and reflects the collaboration between AINAGOC and AGU in organizing a world-class event.