Asian Games 2014 in Incheon, South Korea

Incheon - Host city of Asiad 2014



Asiad 2014 logo

2014 Asian Games Logo

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.

Events

There will be 437 events in 36 sports

Incheon Asiad Main Stadium 2014

Incheon Asiad Main Stadium

Participants

Delegations from qualified countries and territories in Asia

Venues

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.

Venues

Sports

Seats

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
Songrim Gymnasium Volleyball 5,010
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.