2014 Asian Games

17th edition of the Asian Games

The 2014 Asian Games, officially known as the XVII Asiad, was a sports event in Incheon, South Korea. It occurred from September 19 to October 4, 2014.[1] There were 439 events in 36 sports and disciplines.

XVII Asian Games
Mascots of the 2014 Asian Games
Host cityIncheon
CountrySouth Korea
MottoDiversity Shines Here
(평화의 숨결, 아시아의 미래)
Nations participating45
Athletes participating9,501 (5,823 men, 3,678 women)
Events439 in 36 DAD69
Opening ceremonySeptember 19
Closing ceremonyOctober 4
Officially opened byPresident Park Geun-hye
Athlete's OathOh Jin-hyek
Nam Hyun-hee
Judge's OathKim Hong-lae
Shu Hea-jung
Torch lighterLee Young-ae
WebsiteOfficial website
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On April 17, 2007, Incheon was chosen to host the event. Incheon was the third city in South Korea to have the Asian Games. Seoul hosted them in 1986 and Busan hosted them in 2002.

The final medal count was led by China, followed by South Korea and Japan. Fourteen World records and 27 Asian records were broken during the Games.[2] Japanese swimmer Kosuke Hagino was the most valuable player of the Games.[3] Though there were several controversies, the Games were considered mainly successful. That was helped by the low cost and the rising standard of competition between the Asian countries.[4]



2014 Asian Para Games


The 2014 Asian Para Games is a disabled sport event held months after the Asian Games.


  1. "2014 Asian Games to promote regional harmony". The Korea Herald. 2010-06-07. Archived from the original on 2011-07-17. Retrieved 2010-07-04.
  2. "Asian Games: 14 world records broken, six doping cases registered". Sportskeeda. 4 October 2014. Retrieved 4 October 2014.
  3. "Japanese swimmer Kosuke Hagino awarded MVP of Incheon Asian Games". English.news.cn. 4 October 2014. Retrieved 4 October 2014.
  4. Linden, Julian (4 October 2014). "Successful Games launches Asia's golden age of sport". Reuters. Archived from the original on 20 September 2015. Retrieved 4 October 2014.

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Preceded by
Asian Games

XVII Asiad (2014)
Succeeded by

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