2010 Asian Games
The 2010 Asian games popularly known as XVI Asiad were held in Guangzhou, China from November 12 to November 27. The games were co-hosted by three neighboring cities – Shanwe, Dongguan and Foshan. Athletes from Asian countries competed for medals for 42 sports having a total of 476 events. There were 53 competition venues and 17 training venue to organize the different sports events.
Guangzhou 2010 Asian Games were the last to to be hosted under the older rules. The 2014 Asian games onwards, new rules shall be implemented which were formed by OCA or Olympic Council of Asia.
2010 Asian Games Opening and Closing ceremony
Opening ceremony of the Asian Games 2010 was held on November 12, 2010 on Haixinsha Island of the River. The ceremony was a spectacular one, which surprised one and all. About 7000 people were part of the ceremony. The entire opening ceremony event was held separately on the land and at the sea.
The closing ceremony was on 27th November 2010. The show at the event showcased Asia’s culture. The flag handover ceremony for the next Asian Games, to be held in 2014, was also featured in this event.
2010 Asian Games Sports
All 45 members who are a part of Olympic Council of Asia participated in the games at China. In the 16 day competition, a total of 42 events were held where about 10,156 athletes and 4,202 team officials took part. There were both individual and team events, where players from all participating nations competed to win 476 gold medals along with the other medals. Sports making a debut at this event were – dragon boat, roller sport, weiqi, dancesport and Twenty20 cricket.
2010 Asian Games Medal Table