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Asian Games 2014 Opening Ceremony

Asian Games 2014 Opening Ceremony
Asian Games are the second biggest multi-sports event in the world after Olympics and is organized by Olympic Council of Asia. Just like the Olympics, this grand event is also organized every four years. This year, the 17th edition of Asian Games will take place in Incheon, South Korea from 19th September to 4th October.

Selected to host this massive sports event ahead of Delhi, India on 17th April, 2007, it will be the third time Korea will be hosting the grand event, following Seoul in 1986 and Pusan in 2002.

The voting took place in Kuwait in 2007 during OCA’s general meeting. As aforementioned New Delhi (India) & Incheon (South Korea) made a formal bid in 2006. All 45 members voted, with Incheon receiving 32 votes compared to New Delhi’s 13.
The opening ceremony will take place from 19:00 to 22:00 local time on 19th September, 2014. The OCA’s showpiece event will be celebrated with various performances, which will exemplify not only the elements of Korean traditional culture but also their latest technologies. Athletes across 439 events in 36 sports and disciplines who will be a part of the event for the next 15 days will march past with their respective contingents on this day. Many important officials from Asian countries are also supposed to attend the opening ceremony which will last for around 3-4 hours.

Last Updated on: June 29, 2020