Organisers announce cruise ship village for 20th Asian Games 2026

Organisers announce cruise ship village for 20th Asian Games 2026

Bangkok, Thailand, May 11, 2024: Organisers of the 20th Asian Games Aichi-Nagoya 2026 plan to use a cruise ship as a floating village for the next Asiad in Japan.


The Acting Director General of the Aichi-Nagoya Asian Games Organising Committee (AINAGOC), Mr. Yasuhiro Nakamori, told the 43rd OCA General Assembly in Bangkok on Saturday that a cruise ship in Nagoya Port would accommodate 3,000 people.


This would fulfill the OCA’s request to have a central point for athletes, without a designated Asian Games Village for the first time.


Mr. Nakamori explained that there would be 10 hotels/accommodations in Nagoya, including the cruise ship, 30 in Aichi prefecture and 10 outside of Aichi prefecture, as some sports, for example swimming and diving and equestrian, will be held in Tokyo.


There will be a total of 50 hotels/accommodations, including the cruise ship, and the average distance from accommodation to competition venue for the athletes will be 10km.


There will be 41 sports at the 20th Asian Games, and Asian Federations have already started visiting Nagoya to discuss preparations, including representatives from gymnastics, sepak takraw and equestrian.


The Asian Games mascot will be announced in June, and five regional coordinators have already been appointed to serve the National Olympic Committees, while cooperation agreements have been agreed with 52 universities for language/volunteer services.


The 20th Asian Games will run from September 19 to October 4, 2026.


Japanese organisers pointed out that a cruise ship was used for athletes’ accommodation at the 2019 Napoli Summer Universiade in Naples, Italy.


*6th Asian Indoor and Martial Arts Games, Bangkok and Chonburi, Thailand, November 21-30, 2024


AIMAG organisers announced that the government had recently approved the budget for the games, with 36 medal sports and two demonstration sports. There will be 262 events in Bangkok and 101 in Chonburi, with 359 gold medals on offer and four events in the two demonstration sports.


*9th Asian Winter Games, Harbin, China, February 7-14, 2025


Organisers highlighted the strong support of the Chinese government and Heilongjiang province in their preparations for the ice events at Harbin and snow events at Yabuli.


There will be six sports, 11 disciplines and 64 events, with seven competition venues and three independent training venues.


There will be 38 official hotels, 31 designated hospitals, 6,600 volunteers and a list of city upgrades.



*IV Asian Youth Games, Tashkent, Uzbekistan, September 15-25, 2025.


As well as the new Olympic City, there will be 21 competition venues to host 27 sports, 29 disciplines and 244 events.


Organisers are expecting between 4,000 and 5,000 athletes and team officials from the 45 NOCs, 2,000 OCA family, 1,000 media, 800 international and national technical officials and 8,000 volunteers.