Hangzhou, the host city of the 19th Asian Games, which will take place in September this year, has spruced up its environment in anticipation of the major sporting event and to welcome the new year.
A thousand drones fly over the Hangzhou Olympics Center on Dec 30 and 31, 2021, creating different visuals related to the Asian Games, such as the mascots Chenchen, Congcong and Lianlian, sporting icons, and landmark buildings.
Nearly 2,500 students from 18 colleges and universities in Zhejiang province that will host sports events during the 19th Asian Games hold a New Year's gala on Dec 30, 2021. Olympic gold medalists from Zhejiang such as Wang Shun, Yang Qian, and Shi Zhiyong extended their greetings to college students via video during the event.
Four official posters of the 19th Asian Games Hangzhou 2022. More than 100,000 of these posters have been put up across the city.
Billboards featuring cultural elements related to the 19th Asian Games are seen in metro stations in Hangzhou. Some 2,000 billboards will be put up before March.
A bus in Hangzhou is decorated with Asian Games-themed posters. Asian Games official journals, magazines and other information publications are also available in the bus.
Light boxes and count-down devices related to the Asian Games have been set up at busy commercial streets in Hangzhou.
The welcome pages of various local news mobile apps now feature Asian Games elements.