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Encyclopedia > 2010 Asian Games
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XVI Asian Games

Slogan:Invigorate Asia, Spark the World Image File history File links Current_sport. ... Womens Australian rules football is a team sport. ... Team mates cooperate to beat the other team Team sport is a term used to distinguish between sports based on one-on-one direct confrontation (such as most raquet sports, boxing or Martial arts) or timed races (such as athletics or swimming), as opposed to those which are practiced between... Image File history File links Guangzhou_2010. ...

Nations participating 45
Athletes participating --
Events -- sports
Opening ceremony November 02, 2010. (Details)
Closing ceremony November 18, 2010. (Details)
Officially opened by --
Athlete's Oath --
Judge's Oath --
Torch Lighter --
Stadium --


The 16th Asian Games (also known as the XVI Asiad) will be held in Guangzhou, China from November 2, 2010 to November 18, 2010. November 2 is the 306th day of the year (307th in leap years) in the Gregorian Calendar, with 59 days remaining. ... For the film, see 2010: The Year We Make Contact. ... November 18 is the 322nd day of the year (323rd in leap years) in the Gregorian Calendar. ... For the film, see 2010: The Year We Make Contact. ... The Olympic Oath is taken by an athlete and a judge at the opening ceremonies of the Olympic Games. ... The Olympic Oath is taken by an athlete and a judge at the opening ceremonies of the Olympic Games. ... The Olympic Stadium is the name usually given to the big centrepiece sports arena of the Summer Olympic Games. ... Guangzhou is the capital and the sub-provincial city of Guangdong Province in southern mainland China. ... November 2 is the 306th day of the year (307th in leap years) in the Gregorian Calendar, with 59 days remaining. ... For the film, see 2010: The Year We Make Contact. ... November 18 is the 322nd day of the year (323rd in leap years) in the Gregorian Calendar. ... For the film, see 2010: The Year We Make Contact. ...

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Bidding cities

Four cities were bidding for this event at the early days of March 2004. They were Amman, Guangzhou, Kuala Lumpur and Seoul. However, Seoul withdrew after considering the short span of time between the 2002 (in Busan, South Korea) and the 2010 event. [1] With the withdrawal of Amman, soon after Seoul, Kuala Lumpur also quit the bid after the country's Sports Minister boycotted for the high cost of hosting the games. [2] [3] With Guangzhou left, the OCA annouced the city won the bid to host the Asian Games in July 2004. [4] 2004 : January - February - March - April - May - June - July - August - September - October - November - December Deaths • 08 Abu Abbas • 20 Queen Juliana • 28 Peter Ustinov • 30 Alistair Cooke More March 2004 deaths Ongoing events EU Enlargement Exploration of Mars: Rovers Haiti Rebellion Israeli-Palestinian conflict Occupation of Iraq Same-sex marriage in... Location of Amman within Jordan. ... Guangzhou is the capital and the sub-provincial city of Guangdong Province in southern mainland China. ... Nickname: KL Motto: Maju dan makmur (Malay: Peace and progress) Location in Malaysia Coordinates: Country Malaysia State Federal Territory Establishment 1857 Granted city status 1974 Mayor Ruslin Hasan Area    - City 243. ... Seoul (Sŏul[1] 서울)   is the capital and largest city of South Korea (Republic of Korea). ... The 15th Asian Games were held in Busan, South Korea from September 29, 2002 to October 14, 2002. ... The Olympic Council of Asia (OCA) is a governing body of sports in Asia, currently with 45 member countries. ... The Asian Games, also called the Asiad, is a multi-sport event held every four years among athletes from all over Asia. ... 2004 : January - February - March - April - May - June - July - August - September - October - November - December See also: July 2004 in sports Deaths in July • 31 David B. Haight • 29 Francis Crick • 29 Nafisa Joseph • 23 Joe Cahill • 23 Mehmood • 23 Illinois Jacquet • 23 Carlos Paredes...


Marketing

Emblem

Artwork of Official Emblem of the 16th Asian Games Guangzhou 2010


Designers: ZHANG Qiang (Idea Development/Creation and designing) ZHANG Yi, WU Zhonghao, LI Chenjia (co-designing) From Zhongjia (Guangzhou) Design Co.,Ltd.


Concept Interpretation of the Emblem of the 16th Asian Games


The design of the emblem is originated from a beautiful legend. Ages go, the farm lands in Guangzhou ran deserted and the people were suffering from famine. The people could do nothing but pray to the heaven for luck. Moved by their piety, five immortals descended from the heaven, riding on goats with wool of various colors and holding rice ears in their hands. The immortals gave the rice ears to the local people and prayed this land “free from famine”. Afterwards, the five immortals disappeared into the sky. Five goats were left behind and turned into stones. From then on, Guangzhou has been bestowed with bumper harvest of grain every year and known as the City of Goats and the City of Rice Ear. Today, the Five-goat Statue standing in Yue Xiu Park is regarded as the symbol of Guangzhou city.


In the traditional Chinese culture, the “goat” is an auspicious animal that brings luck. In the ancient Chinese language, the character “羊” (yang, goat) is identical to the character “祥” (xiang, luck). The character “美” (mei, beauty) is composed of the characters “羊” (yang, goat) and “大” (da, big), revealing the traditional Chinese aesthetics of regarding the “goat” and “big” as “beauty”. In the Chinese language, many words and characters associated with the meaning of beauty are often related to the character “羊” (yang, goat). The concept of the goat is embodied in the emblem design, expressing Guangzhou citizens’ readiness to embrace the 2010 Asian Games and to present the best of Guangzhou to the people of Asia and across the world.


The soft and uplifting lines in the emblem design outlines a contour of the Five Goats that is identical to the shape of a torch. The design of the emblem, a combination of the concrete and the abstract, of grace and ease, manifests the ever-burning sacred flame of the Asian Games. The emblem represents a perfect symbol of Guangzhou, the best wishes of its people, and the dynamics of the Asian Games.


Mascots

Goat Species See Species and subspecies The goat is a mammal in the genus Capra, which consists of nine species: the Ibex, the West Caucasian Tur, the East Caucasian Tur, the Markhor, and the Wild Goat. ...


References

  1. ^ Korea withdrew from 2010 Asian Games bidding
  2. ^ Kuala Lumpur quits, GZ becomes only bidding city
  3. ^ Kuala Lumpur drops Asian Games bid
  4. ^ Guangzhou wins Asiad bid

External links

  • The official website of GAGOC



Far Eastern Championship Games
Manila 1913 | Shanghai 1915 | Tokyo 1917 | Manila 1919 | Shanghai 1921 | Osaka 1923 | Manila 1925 | Shanghai 1927 | Tokyo 1930 | Manila 1934 | Osaka 1938 (cancelled)
Asian Games
New Delhi 1951 | Manila 1954 | Tokyo 1958 | Jakarta 1962 | Bangkok 1966 | Bangkok 1970 | Tehran 1974 | Bangkok 1978 | New Delhi 1982 | Seoul 1986 | Beijing 1990 | Hiroshima 1994 | Bangkok 1998 | Busan 2002 | Doha 2006 | Guangzhou 2010 | 2014
Winter Asian Games
Sapporo 1986 | Sapporo 1990 | Harbin 1996 | Kangwon 1999 | Aomori 2003 | Changchun 2007 | Almaty 2011 | 2015
Asian Indoor Games
Bangkok 2005 | Macau 2007 | Hanoi 2009 | 2011
Asian Beach Games
Bali 2008
Other articles
Asian Games medal count | East Asian Games | South Asian Games | Southeast Asian Games | West Asian Games

 
 

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