The opening ceremony of the Asian Games 2023 is all set to start tomorrow (September 23), Saturday at 5:30 PM IST. Customary to the Games, it will feature several components, or acts with artistic program, the parade of athletes and the ceremonial lighting of the flame to mention a few. The Hangzhou Games opening ceremony is likely to be extraordinary infusion of cutting-edge technology and cultural. By the way, Asian Games was first held in New Delhi, in 1951 (Full Coverage | Streaming & Schedule | More Sports News)
That's what Sha Xiaolan, chief director for the opening ceremony of Hangzhou Asian Games, revealed during a press briefing on Thursday. "We will transport the beauty of mountains and rivers directly onto the stage, using the mesmerizing combination of naked-eye 3D visual effects and virtual imagery... This will create a breathtaking spectacle where performers can walk within a painting and immerse themselves in a picturesque landscape."
The 2023 Asian Games, being held in Hangzhou in Zeizhang province, is the first mega sporting event since the 2022 Beijing Winter Olympics. China's president Xi Jinping will grace the opening ceremony. Leaders from other Asian countries like Cambodia, Syria, Nepal, South Korea and Malaysia are also expected to be present during the event.
"The opening ceremony will also ingeniously intertwine the elements of musical theater and traditional Chinese Yue opera, seamlessly blending Eastern aesthetics with Western art," added Sha. "Furthermore, a carefully curated selection of representative folk songs, dances, operas and intangible cultural heritage projects from 11 different cities in Zhejiang Province will be showcased as prelude performances, adding to the charm and excitement of the event."
Some of the sports already began on September 19, but Saturday's ceremony will oficially mark the begining of the 19th Asian Games.
At the Asian Games 2023, athletes from across 45 countries are set to take part in the marquee event that will have 40 sporting events across 61 disciplines. India has sent a 921-strong contingent including 655 athletes and 260 coaches and support staff. This is the country's biggest-ever contingent at the Asiad.
When is the Asian Games 2023 Opening Ceremony?
The Asian Games 2023 opening ceremony will take place on Saturday, 23 September 2023.
What time will the Asian Games 2023 Opening Ceremony take place?
The Asian Games 2023 opening ceremony starts at 5:30 PM IST.
Who are the flag bearers for India at the Asian Games 2023 opening ceremony?
The flag bearers for India at the Asian Games 2023 opening ceremony are Indian Men's hockey team captain Harmanpreet Singh and female boxer Lovlina Borgohain
Who are the guests that will attend the Asian Games 2023 Opening ceremony?
As per local news reports, world leaders from Cambodia, Syria, Nepal, South Korea and Malaysia will be in attendance for the Asian Games 2023 opening ceremony. Chinese President Xi Jingping will also be at the ceremony.
Where will the Asian Games 2023 Opening Ceremony Held?
The opening ceremony for the Asian Games 2023 will take place in Hangzhou's Olympic Sports Center Stadium.
Where can Indian viewers live stream the Asian Games 2023 Opening Ceremony?
The opening ceremony for the Asian Games 2023 will be live streamed on the SonyLIV app and website.
When and where to watch the live telecast of the Asian Games 2023 Opening ceremony in India?
You can watch the live telecast of the opening ceremony of the Asian Games 2023 on the Sony Sports Network.