The OCA Media Committee has held its first meeting of the new cycle ©OCA

Organisers of the 2022 Asian Games in Hangzhou are expecting around 9,000 members of the media to cover the event from the Chinese city.

The figure, which includes broadcasters and press, is based on accreditations for previous Asian Games and early estimates from the Hangzhou 2022 Organising Committee.

Preparations for the media at Hangzhou 2022 was among the topics discussed during the first meeting of the Olympic Council of Asia (OCA) Media Committee in the new cycle.

The Committee, chaired by Sports and Olympic Committee of Macau President Charles Lo, received updates from OCA staff on press and broadcasting preparations for upcoming Games.

Lo said the Asian Beach Games in Sanya, China in April, the sixth Asian Indoor and Martial Arts Games in Bangkok and Chonburi province in May and the third Asian Youth Games in Shantou, China in November would "lay the groundwork for our media services and operations" at Hangzhou 2022.

"We have a busy two years ahead of us and will be welcoming thousands of media from around Asia and the world to our OCA events," Lo added.

The revamped OCA website, social media activity, the Sporting Asia magazine and OCA website news content were also discussed during the Media Committee meeting.

"I would like to thank all members for your input and your enthusiasm in the media affairs of the OCA," Lo said.

"Our aim is to provide the best environment for the media to work in a smooth and efficient way."