Asian Games

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2010 Asian Games

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|XVI Asian Games | |[pic] | | | |Logo of the 2010 Asian Games | |Host city |Guangzhou, China | |Motto |Thrilling Games, Harmonious Asia | |Nations participating |45 | |Athletes participating |9,704 | |Events |476 in 42 sports | |Opening ceremony |12 November | |Closing ceremony |27 November | |Officially opened by |Wen Jiabao | |Athlete's Oath |Fu Haifeng | |Judge's Oath |Yan Ninan | |Torch Lighter |He Chong | |Main Stadium |Haixinsha Island |

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The 2010 Asian Games, also known as the XVI Asiad, was a multi-sport event in Guangzhou, China that began on 12 November and finished on 27 November 2010. Guangzhou was the second Chinese city to host the Games, after Beijing in 1990. A total of 476 events in 42 sports was contested by athletes, making it the largest event in the history of the Games. It was also the last iteration of the Games to have featured such big events, as the Olympic Council of Asia (OCA) have enforced new hosting rules for future games, beginning with the 2014 Games. Guangzhou was awarded the right to host the Games on July 1, 2004, as the sole bidding city. This came after the withdrawal of several cities, Amman, Kuala Lumpur and Seoul. The games were co-hosted by Dongguan, Foshan and Shanwei, the three neighbouring cities. The opening and closing ceremonies were held along the Pearl River in Haixinsha Island, and was the second time in history that the opening ceremony for a major sports event was not held inside a stadium. The final medal tally was led by traditional powerhouse China, followed by South Korea and third place Japan. China set a new Games record with 199 gold medals.[1] Some three World and 103 Asian records were broke.[2] In addition, the Badminton men's singles gold medalist Lin Dan was voted as Most Valuable Player (MVP).[3] The President of Olympic Council of Asia Sheikh Ahmed Al-Fahad Al-Ahmed Al-Sabah hailed the Games as "outstanding" and "one of the best ever".[4]


Guangdong Olympic Stadium
Main article: Venues of the 2010 Asian Games
There are 53 competition venues and 17 training venues available for the Games, with four venues held outside the Guangzhou. These include the Asian Games Town, which consists of the Athletes' Village, Technical Officials' Village, Media Village, Main Media Center and...
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