2010 Asian Games

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XVI Asian Games
Host cityHaixinsha Square[*]
CountryPeople's Republic of China
MottoThrilling Games, Harmonious Asia
(Chinese: 激情盛会,和谐亚洲)
(Jīqíng shènghuì, héxié yàzhōu)
Nations participating45
Athletes participating9,704
Events476 in 42 sports
Opening ceremony12 November
Closing ceremony27 November
Officially opened byWen Jiabao
Premier of China
Officially closed byAhmad Al-Fahad Al-Sabah
President of the Olympic Council of Asia
Athlete's OathFu Haifeng
Judge's OathYan Ninan
Torch lighterHe Chong
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The 2010 Asian Games was a many-sport event held in Guangzhou, China from November 12 to November 27, 2010. This was the second time that any Chinese city had hosted the Games, after Beijing in 1990. A total of 9,704 athletes from 45 National Olympic Committees (NOCs) competed in 476 events from 42 sports and disciplines, making it the biggest event in the history of Asian Games.