2002 Asian Games

14th edition of the Asian Games

The 2002 Asian Games, also known as the XIV Asian Games, was a sports event in Busan, South Korea. It occurred from 29 September to 14 October, 2002. There were 419 events from 38 sports and disciplines.

XIV Asian Games
Host cityBusan
CountrySouth Korea
MottoNew Vision, New Asia[1]
(Korean: 새로운 비전, 새로운 아시아)
(saeloun bijeon, saeloun asia)
Nations participating44
Athletes participating7,711
Events419 in 38 sports[2]
Opening ceremony29 September
Closing ceremony14 October
Officially opened byKim Dae-jung
President of South Korea
Officially closed bySamih Moudallal
Vice President of the Olympic Council of Asia
Athlete's OathMoon Dae-sung, Ryu Ji-hye
Torch lighterHa Hyung-joo, Kye Sun-hui
Website2002 Asian Games
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  1. "14th Asian Summer Games: Pusan 2002". Chinese Olympic Committee. Archived from the original on 2016-10-27. Retrieved 2017-08-14.
  2. "Busan's hour of reckoning has arrived". The Hindu. 28 September 2002.