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2014 Asian Games

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XVII Asian Games
XVII Asian Games
Mascots of the 2014 Asian Games
Host city Incheon, South Korea
Motto Diversity Shines Here
(평화의 숨결, 아시아의 미래)
Nations participating 45
Athletes participating 9,501 (5,823 men, 3,678 women)
Events 439 in 36 DAD69
Opening ceremony September 19
Closing ceremony October 4
Officially opened by President Park Geun-hye
Athlete's Oath Oh Jin-hyek
Nam Hyun-hee
Judge's Oath Kim Hong-lae
Shu Hea-jung
Torch Lighter Lee Young-ae
Main Stadium Incheon Asiad Main Stadium

The 2014 Asian Games, officially known as the XVII Asiad, was a sports event in Incheon, South Korea. It happened from September 19 to October 4, 2014.[1] There were 439 events in 36 sports and disciplines.

On April 17, 2007, Incheon was chosen to have the event. Incheon was the third city in South Korea to have the Asian Games. Seoul hosted them in 1986 and Busan hosted them in 2002.

The final medal count was led by China, followed by South Korea and Japan. Fourteen World and 27 Asian records were broken during the Games.[2] Japanese swimmer Kosuke Hagino was announced as the most valuable player (MVP) of the Games.[3] Though there were several controversies, the Games were considered mainly successful. That was helped by the low price and the rising standard of competition between the Asian countries.[4]

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References[change | change source]

  1. "2014 Asian Games to promote regional harmony". The Korea Herald. 2010-06-07. Retrieved 2010-07-04. 
  2. "Asian Games: 14 world records broken, six doping cases registered". Sportskeeda. 4 October 2014. Retrieved 4 October 2014. 
  3. "Japanese swimmer Kosuke Hagino awarded MVP of Incheon Asian Games". 4 October 2014. Retrieved 4 October 2014. 
  4. Linden, Julian (4 October 2014). "Successful Games launches Asia's golden age of sport". Reuters. Retrieved 4 October 2014. 

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Preceded by
Asian Games

XVII Asiad (2014)
Succeeded by

Coordinates: 37°58′N 124°39′E / 37.967°N 124.650°E / 37.967; 124.650