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Roundup of 17th Asian Games INCHEON 2014

Facts 1. Incheon was awarded the right to host the Games on April 17, 2007, after it defeated Delhi, India in the race.

Official Name: The 17th Asian Games Incheon, 2014

Duration: September 19 – October 4, 2014

Competition Venues: 49

Participants: 13,000 athletes and officials

Participating Countries: 45 members of the Olympic Council of Asia

Total Medals: 439 in 36 sports

Records Broken:

    World: 14

    Asian: 27

Most Valuable Player (MVP): Hajino Kosko (Japanese Swimmer with 4 Gold Medals)

Official Mascots: The Spotted Seals (Chumuro, Vichuon and Barame)

First Gold Medal: China (Guo Wenjun, Zhang Mengyuan and Zhou Qingyuan at women’s 10m air pistol team event)

Last Gold Medal: China (Liu Shiwen in Women’s Table Tennis)

Pakistan’s Performance: 23rd on the medal table

Pakistan’s Medal Winners:

Gold: Women Cricket Team

Silver: Men’s Hockey Team

Bronze: Muhammad Waseem (Boxing); Maratib  Ali Shah (Wushu) and Kabbadi Team

Facts

1. Incheon was awarded the right to host the Games on April 17, 2007, after it defeated Delhi, India in the race.

2. Incheon was the third city in South Korea after Seoul (1986) and Busan (2002) to host the Asian Games.

3.
The medal design features a pentagon-shaped symbol with the emblem of Games inside.

4.
The 2014 Games featured 28 Olympic sports that will be contested at the 2016 Summer Olympics.

5.
Qatar pulled out of the women’s basketball competition after refusing to abide by international regulations preventing them from wearing hijabs.

6.
Flag of Olympic Council of Asia (OCA) was handed over to Indonesian Olympic Committee which will host next games in 2018 in Jakarta.

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