2002 Asian Games

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XIV Asian Games
Host cityBusan
CountrySouth Korea
MottoNew Vision, New Asia[1]
(Korean: 새로운 비전, 새로운 아시아)
(saeloun bijeon, saeloun asia)
Nations participating44
Athletes participating7,711
Events419 in 38 sports[2]
Opening ceremony29 September
Closing ceremony14 October
Officially opened byKim Dae-jung
President of South Korea
Officially closed bySamih Moudallal
Vice President of the Olympic Council of Asia
Athlete's OathMoon Dae-sung, Ryu Ji-hye
Torch lighterHa Hyung-joo, Kye Sun-hui
Website2002 Asian Games
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The 2002 Asian Games, also known as the XIV Asian Games, was a sports event in Busan, South Korea. It occurred from 29 September to 14 October, 2002. There were 419 events from 38 sports and disciplines.

References[change | change source]

  1. "14th Asian Summer Games: Pusan 2002". Chinese Olympic Committee. Retrieved 2017-08-14.
  2. "Busan's hour of reckoning has arrived". The Hindu. 28 September 2002.