Aichi-Nagoya Asian Games will likely not build athletes’ village, but rather stay in hotel

It is expected that athletes will stay in hotels at the 2026 Aichi-Nagoya Asian Games.

According to Inside the Games, a media outlet specializing in international sports competitions, on the 11th, Yasuhiro Nakamori, acting secretary-general of the Aichi-Nagoya Asian Games Organizing Committee, said, “We will not build an athletes’ village where athletes will stay during the competition, but will use existing hotels.” Accordingly, compared to the 2022 Hangzhou Asian Games, the size of the Aichi-Nagoya Asian Games is expected to be significantly reduced.

The organizing committee gave up on building the athletes’ village due to skyrocketing costs and tight time constraints. The Hangzhou Asian Games were originally supposed to be held in 2022, but were postponed by a year due to the spread of COVID-19 in China and were held this year. Therefore, the Olympic Council of Asia (OCA) decided to hold the Aichi-Nagoya Asian Games in 2026, three years later, instead of four, and return to the original cycle of being held every four years in even-numbered years. It is a burden for the organizing committee because the preparation period has been메이저놀이터 reduced by one year.

The organizing committee also judged that it would be difficult to cover the entire competition budget of $1 billion (KRW 1.3391 trillion) as the expected budget for the new athletes’ village (USD 224 million, approximately KRW 269.9 billion) more than doubled, and the budget was also restarted from square one. I decided to think about it.

However, if an athlete’s village in the form of an apartment complex built for private sale after the Games is not prepared, various problems will arise. Acting Director Nakamori explained, “We are in contact with hotels near the stadium so that they can be used as an athletes’ village,” adding, “However, providing meals and services is a challenge.” If the athletes stay at a hotel, individual safety measures, such as security screening, must also be established in detail.

The organizing committee also plans to use most of the existing stadiums and build only two new stadiums. A plan is being pursued to reuse the facilities of the 2020 Tokyo Olympics held in 2021, with swimming, diving, and horseback riding held in Tokyo, and cycling held in Shizuoka Prefecture near Tokyo. The distance from Nagoya to Tokyo is approximately 350 km. However, the distance between Hangzhou, where the Hangzhou Asian Games were held, and Wenzhou, where soccer games were held, was 300km.

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