2010 Asian Games

16th edition of the Asian Games

The 2010 Asian Games was a many-sport event held in Guangzhou, China from November 12 to November 27, 2010. This was the second time that any Chinese city had hosted the Games, after Beijing in 1990. A total of 9,704 athletes from 45 National Olympic Committees (NOCs) competed in 476 events from 42 sports and disciplines, making it the biggest event in the history of Asian Games.

XVI Asian Games
Host cityHaixinsha Square[*]
CountryPeople's Republic of China
MottoThrilling Games, Harmonious Asia
(Chinese: 激情盛会,和谐亚洲)
(Jīqíng shènghuì, héxié yàzhōu)
Nations participating45
Athletes participating9,704
Events476 in 42 sports
Opening ceremony12 November
Closing ceremony27 November
Officially opened byWen Jiabao
Premier of China
Officially closed byAhmad Al-Fahad Al-Sabah
President of the Olympic Council of Asia
Athlete's OathFu Haifeng
Judge's OathYan Ninan
Torch lighterHe Chong
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