Hangzhou, China, September 18, 2023 – As the 19th Asian Games Men’s Volleyball Competition is right around the corner, the joint meeting was conducted on Sunday to ensure a smooth flow of match play and keeping the pace of the topflight competition.

The bilateral meeting between Control Committee, chaired by Technical Delegate Dr Eom Han-Joo, himself Chairman of the AVC Sports Event Council, and local organizing committee led by Mr Cai Yi, AVC Senior Executive Vice President and Deputy Director of the volleyball competition and leader of the China Volleyball Association, took place at the Meeting Room inside the Hangzhou Asian Games Technical Officials Village, with CC Members and working groups from the local side in attendance.

Mr Cai Yi welcomed all participants, expressing his delight to see them all and setting his sight set on the highly-anticipated volleyball competition in the quadrennial sports extravaganza to be a remarkable success due to the great support of all Control Committee Members and local working groups in joining hands for making things successfully happen.

Ahead of the meeting, AVC Coordinator Mr Shanrit Wongprasert, himself AVC Executive Director, saying on behalf of AVC President Mrs Rita Subowo, expressed gratitude to Hangzhou Asian Games Organising Committee (HAGOC) for hosting the 19th edition of the continental multi-sport event held every fourth year among athletes from all over Asia. He also thanked the organisers for adjusting the competition program and format due to a huge participation of 19 teams in a one-week contest, which also collides with the Olympic Qualification Tournaments.

“AVC will try to cooperate with hosts and OCA for the success of the 19th Asian Games. We hope that all relevant problems will be completely cleared during the preliminary inquiry (later in the evening), especially on the eligibility of team players.  However, the Olympic Council of Asia (OCA) and HAGOC will be the top priority for any decision to be made in terms of organizing the competition and making the event a success,” Mr Shanrit was quoted as saying during the meeting.

In this occasion, Dr Eom individually introduced CC Members to the meeting and Mr Cai Yi did likewise on working groups of the local side.

After that, the Hangzhou Asian Games Volleyball Competition Activity Schedule had been raised for discussion, while  assignments and roles of each CC Member and working groups were also taken into account.

The two-hour joint meeting came to a successful conclusion, but another short meeting was held among CC Members to get update on activities to happen later in the afternoon including the preliminary inquiry and the referees’ departure for venue and equipment inspections.

The preliminary inquiry was conducted at two Meeting Rooms inside the Athletes Village Competition Information Center, with  team officials required to attend to present their passports, uniform/accessories to the assigned Technical Sub-Committees. Only 12 players accredited through the HAGOC and OCA forms would be acknowledged as delegation members.

In terms of the Hangzhou Asian Games Men’s Volleyball Competition, a total of 19 teams had already confirmed their participation between September 19 and 26. Teams were split into six pools featuring hosts China, Kyrgyzstan and Kazakhstan in Pool A, defending and consecutive two-time champions Iran, Nepal and Bahrain in Pool B and Korea, India and Cambodia in Pool C. Pool D consists of Chinese Taipei, Pakistan and Mongolia, while Qatar, Thailand and Hong Kong China are in Pool E and Japan, Indonesia, Philippines and Afghanistan in Pool F.

The China Textile City Sports Center Gymnasium in Keqiao, Linping Sports Center Gymnasium and Deqing Sports Center Gymnasium will serve as the three competition venues for the men’s volleyball event, with Linping Sports Center Gymnasium being the main venue for preliminary matches as well as bronze- and gold-medal matches on September 26, the final day of the men’s volleyball in the 19th Asian Games in Hangzhou, China.


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