2014 Asian Games
The English used in this article may not be easy for everybody to understand. (October 2014)
The 2014 Asian Games, officially known as the XVII Asiad, was a sports event in Incheon, South Korea. It happened from September 19 to October 4, 2014. There were 439 events in 36 sports and disciplines.
Mascots of the 2014 Asian Games
|Motto||Diversity Shines Here|
(평화의 숨결, 아시아의 미래)
|Athletes participating||9,501 (5,823 men, 3,678 women)|
|Events||439 in 36 DAD69|
|Opening ceremony||September 19|
|Closing ceremony||October 4|
|Officially opened by||President Park Geun-hye|
|Athlete's Oath||Oh Jin-hyek|
|Judge's Oath||Kim Hong-lae|
|Torch lighter||Lee Young-ae|
The final medal count was led by China, followed by South Korea and Japan. Fourteen World and 27 Asian records were broken during the Games. Japanese swimmer Kosuke Hagino was announced as the most valuable player (MVP) of the Games. Though there were several controversies, the Games were considered mainly successful. That was helped by the low price and the rising standard of competition between the Asian countries.
2014 Asian Para GamesEdit
The 2014 Asian Para Games is a disabled sport event held months after the Asian Games.
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