Asian Games 2014

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Asian Games 2014

The Asian Games owe its origin back to 1912 when the Empire of Japan, the Philippine Islands, and China first held an event then known as the Far Eastern Games. In 1913, the first Far Eastern Games was held in Manila, Philippines emulated by ten different social events held until 1934. This helped the retraction of the booked Games for 1938 and resulted in disbandment of the association. The Asian games were then started in 1951 with Delhi as the first venue.

The 2014 Asian Games, formally known as the XVII Asiad, was a multi-sport occasion celebrated in Incheon, South Korea from September 19 – October 4, 2014, with 439 occasions in 36 games and disciplines as emphasized in the Games. Incheon received the bid for hosting games on April 17, 2007, vanquishing Delhi, India. Incheon was the third city in South Korea after Seoul (1986) and Busan (2002) to have the Asian Games.
Incheon worked under the high-proficiency plan to fabricate different venues too. The pools and fields for different occasions were built by utilizing eco-accommodating materials.
14 World and 27 Asian records were broken at the Games. Japanese swimmer Kosuke Hagino was proclaimed as the most valued player of the Games. In spite of the fact that there were a few debates, the Games were considered by and large effective. There are 49 venues and 48 preparation offices that were utilized at the Games.
Uncovered on September 16, 2010, “Assorted qualities Shines Here” is the slogan of the Games. It speaks to and highlights the centrality of Asia’s eminent differences ever, societies, and religions

Mascot and Emblem

Three Spotted seal kin was uncovered on November 4, 2010 as the official mascot of the Games in Songdo Island, Incheon. The three seals, known as Barame, Chumuro and Vichuon, means wind, move and light in Korean dialect. The model was taken from Baengnyeong Island. As indicated by the coordinators, the mascot was picked as typical to the future peace between South Korea and North Korea. The authority insignia likewise uncovered on same day, speak to by a colossal wing comprising of a string of “A”, the first letter of “Asia”, with a sparkling sun at its upper abandoned, it symbolizing the Asian individuals holding delivers the sky.
The torch light was uncovered in October 2013, with the outline theme focused around the authority feathered creature of Incheon Metropolitan City, the Crane, with the blue inside barrel of light meaning the sky and the sea of Incheon. An alternate four colors (green, yellow, red, violet) were intended to speak to the five locales of Asia. The light was lit at Dhyan Chand National Stadium in New Delhi, India on August 9, 2014. This denoted the first run through the light was lit outside the host country. For the first run through likewise, the Games facilitated by South Korea’s city to have global light hand-off as Weihai, a city in Shandong area of the People’s Republic of China, was just an alternate city that facilitated the light hand-off on August 12, 2014.


The expense of the Games was evaluated at roughly US $1.62 billion, with the Korean government and Incheon government covering 19% and 78.9% separately. Of the aggregate plan, some US $1.39 billion was utilized for the development of venue and framework, while more or less US $11 million secured the building and upkeep of preparing grounds. Around US $103 million was distributed for street and transportation ventures.

Games offered

The 2014 Games offered 28 Olympic games that will be challenged at the 2016 Summer Olympics. Likewise, eight non-Olympic games were offered: baseball, ten-pin rocking the bowling alley, cricket, kabaddi, karate, sepak takraw, squash and wushu. Shockingly, compound arrow based weaponry, blended transfer marathon, judo group occasions were presented.
The top ten nations were China with 151 gold awards, followed by South Korea, Japan, Kazakhstan, Iran, Thailand, North Korea, India, Chinese Taipei and Qatar. Each one of the 45 nations of the Olympic Council of Asia partook, this including North Korea, who at first undermined to blacklist the Games after debate with South Korea over managerial issues concerning its appointment of players and authorities. Saudi Arabia was the sole country to not send female competitors to the Games.
Amid the Games there were a few debates, generally spinning around poor decisions. The lion’s share of poor judging assertions happened in boxing, highlighted by the disputable elimination round loss of Indian lightweight boxer Sarita Devi against Park Jina of South Korea. After the judging of the match, Sarita Devi’s refusal to acknowledge the bronze decoration, and her sketchy conduct at the award service got far reaching global consideration and started various verbal confrontations. The high volume of dubious boxing choices prompted charges against the judges for broad ineptitude and host preference. Reactions of the new scoring framework have additionally been raised. Shooting, and wrestling saw reversal of decisions by authorities after evaluation.

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