17th Asian Games 2014 : Incheon, South Korea
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17th Asian Games 2014 : Incheon, South Korea

17th Asian Games 2014 : Incheon, South Korea 19 September 2014 :: The 2014 Asian Games, officially known as the XVII Asiad, is the largest sporting event in Asia governed by Olympic Council of Asia (OCA). It is scheduled to take place in Incheon, South Korea from September 19 – October 4, 2014, with 439 events in 36 sports and disciplines set to feature in the Games.

 Incheon was awarded the right on April 17, 2007, defeating Delhi, India to host the Games. Incheon is the third city in South Korea after Seoul (1986) and Busan (2002) to host the Asian Games.

The Asian Games 2014 is the next big thing for the athletes after the successful outing at the Glasgow 2014 Commonwealth Games. With the inclusion of new sporting events like archery, mixed relay triathlon, judo team events introduced for the first time in the 17th edition of Asian Games sees high medal hopes from the Indian contingent. India would be seeing the participation of 262 competitors in 11 sports – high medal hopes in events like wrestling, weightlifting, boxing, shooting, tennis, archery, badminton, table tennis and squash.In the 2010 Asian Games, India finished sixth in the medal table with their best ever performance bagging 64 medals including 14 gold at the Guangzhou. With India performing well at recently held Commonwealth Games, all eyes would be on the Indian athletes to better their previous best at the 17th Asiad.The Asian Games have been dominated by China, who last topped the medal table with 416 total medals including 199 gold. 2014 Asian Games host nation South Korea had finished second with 232 medals including 76 gold. Japan formed the top three of the 2010 Asian Games with 216 total medals.

Host city               Incheon, South Korea

Motto                       Diversity Shines Here

Nations participating      45

Athletes participating     9,535

Events                                439 in 36 sports

Opening ceremony         September 19

Closing ceremony            October 4

Main venue        Incheon Asiad Main Stadium

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