The 17th Asian Games or Asiad 2014 – the biggest sporting event in Asia – will be held in Incheon city, South Korea. The games will be governed by Olympic Council of Asia (OCA). The sport competition will last from the 19th September to the 4th October 4, 2014. Asiad 2014 will feature 437 events in 36 sports and disciplines.
The Incheon Metropolitan City literally ‘wise river’, formerly romanized as Inchon, is located in northwestern South Korea. Incheon is the third city in South Korea after Seoul (1986) and Busan (2002) to host the Asian Games.
There will be 437 events in 36 sports
Delegations from qualified countries and territories in Asia
There will be 103 venues catering the Games, in which 49 venues are for competition. 23 revenues are totally new constructions (listed in the table below). The 2014 Asiad Games also has two villages for athletes and reporters.
|Dream Park Stadium||Golf, swimming, shooting, equestrian||1,000 – 1,500|
|Ganghwa Stadium||Taekwondo, wushu, BMX||1,010 – 4,026|
|Gyeyang Stadium||Badminton, archery||2,500|
|Munhak Aquatics Center||Swimming||3,004|
|Namdong Stadium||Gymnastics, rugby||5,200 – 8,100|
|Seonhak Stadium||Field hockey, judo, wrestling||2,050 – 5,010|
|Sipjeong Stadium||Tennis, squash||1,207 – 5,061|
|Incheon Football Stadium||Football||20,000|
Hotels and Accommodations in Incheon
Incheon has a full range of hotels that can suit any needs of visitors. Some of great accommodations in the city are Incheon Hotel Capital, Hotel Hue Incheon Airport Deokgyo, Hotel Hu Incheon Airport Unseo, Ramada Songdo, Hyatt Regency Incheon, etc. If you are planning to stay in South Korea during Asian Games 2014, early air ticket and hotel booking is highly recommended.