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OCA prepares for Asian Games meeting in Incheon

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04 Oct 2012

Incheon, Korea: The 5th Coordination Committee meeting for the 17th Asian Games at Incheon, Korea, in 2014 takes place at the Hyatt Regency Incheon Hotel on Friday, October 5. Under the chairmanship of IOC member Tsunekazu Takeda, the CC meeting will be briefed on the general progress of the Asiad by Kwon Kyung Sang, Secretary General of the Incheon Asian Games Organising Committee (IAGOC).

The topics for the morning session will include the sports programme, medical and anti-doping, venues, Athletes’ Village, accommodation, tickets, marketing, broadcasting, protocol, accreditation and volunteers.

There will also be an update on preparations for the 4th Asian Indoor and Martial Arts Games in 2013. This event, combining the Asian Indoor Games and the Asian Martial Arts Games for the first time, will run from June 29 to July 6, 2013, and serve as a high-profile test event for the 17th Asian Games the following year.

The 17th Asian Games will open on September 19, 2014, and close on October 4, and feature some 20,000 athletes, officials and media from the 45 National Olympic Committees. On Friday afternoon the CC members and local officials will visit the Samsan World Gymnasium.

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Of course it will be. Incheon is not likely to host an Olympics anytime soon - and world athletics championships are sewn up for the forseeable future. But it is Korea. They have crazy money to just throw around. It will host local events and some concerts - however most football matches will probably remain at the larger Munhak Stadium (the Asiad stadium is going to be downsized to 31,000 seats after the Games) which was only opened for the 2002 World Cup.

Munhak is a 50,000+seater with an athletics track already installed. Absolutley zero need for this new stadium.

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I guess bid organizers saw it as a perfect excuse to build a new stadium for the games that post games would logically serve a local side.

Obviously, if this does not get finished on time, then Munhak will be used, but was this ever mentioned in their bid? That the existing stadium would serve as backup if the new stadium was not ready?

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Incheon 2014 hope to use social media to promote Asian Games

April 10 - South Korean officials have launched official Facebook and Twitter pages in English to help promote the 2014 Asian Games in Incheon.

They hope to capitalise on the rise of social media around the world.

Facebook has a billion users while Twitter has 500 million.

Incheon 2014 also hope to launch an English flickr account and blog later this year, as well as expanding on the English content on its YouTube channel.

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http://www.insidethegames.biz/1013695-incheon-2014-hope-to-use-social-media-to-promote-asian-games

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Incheon 2014 hope to use social media to promote Asian Games

April 10 - South Korean officials have launched official Facebook and Twitter pages in English to help promote the 2014 Asian Games in Incheon.

They hope to capitalise on the rise of social media around the world.

Facebook has a billion users while Twitter has 500 million.

Incheon 2014 also hope to launch an English flickr account and blog later this year, as well as expanding on the English content on its YouTube channel.

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http://www.insidethegames.biz/1013695-incheon-2014-hope-to-use-social-media-to-promote-asian-games

can't found it yet......

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I just can't get my head around why they need a new stadium when they have the 10 year old one from the World Cup. Madness!

And when you consider Daegu couldn't half fill their stadium for the world athletics championships....

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I just can't get my head around why they need a new stadium when they have the 10 year old one from the World Cup. Madness!

And when you consider Daegu couldn't half fill their stadium for the world athletics championships....

Absolutely. Well 1.5 new stadia because there is also the warm-up track there. And those stadia serve either as standby holding cells (in case they get large shipments of North Korean prisoners in case of war; and/or as a temporary morgue where bodies can be laid out before burial. At least Incheon will have 2 stadia...nearly equal to Seoul. But otherwise, it is ridiculous.

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^^ The new athletics stadium capacity will be reduced to 20.000 spectators after the games if i'm correct (the north stands will be turned on grass, I think) so it will still have an use after the games and won't become a serious white elephant.

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^^ The new athletics stadium capacity will be reduced to 20.000 spectators after the games if i'm correct (the north stands will be turned on grass, I think) so it will still have an use after the games and won't become a serious white elephant.

OK, it will become a 'handicapped' mini-white elephant. :lol:

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Incheon Host Broadcasting Management Launched
2013-05-30

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The official host broadcaster for the 2014 Incheon Asian Games is now launched.

Incheon Host Broadcasting Management (IHB) held a launching ceremony in Yoido, Seoul, on May 28, 2013. In attendance at the ceremony were Mr. Gil Hwan-yeong, the president of Korea Broadcasting System (KBS); Mr. Kim Jong-guk, the president of Munhwa Broadcasting Corporation (MBC); Mr. Kim Young-soo, the president and Mr. Kwon Kyung Sang, the Secretary General of the 2014 Incheon Asian Games Organizing Committee.
IHB is a joint venture between KBS and MBC, and it will serve as the host broadcaster of the 2014 Incheon Asian Games. KBS and MBC were also the host broadcasters for the 1986 Seoul Asian Games, 1988 Seoul Summer Olympics, 2002 Busan Asian Games, and 2011 Daegu World Championships in Athletics. With their experiences in these major international sporting events, the company is expected to provide the most sophisticated broadcasting services in Asian Games history.
In addition to KBS and MBC, 10 other Korean broadcasters and overseas broadcasters such as CCTV and HBS will participate in the international signal production of IHB. 50 outside broadcast vans and 520 cameras will be used to produce 70 broadcasting feeds in 36 sports competitions and events, including the Opening and Closing Ceremonies.
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From 29 June to 6 July the 2013 Asian Indoor and Martial Arts Games was held in Incheon

The Opening Ceremony

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hello now that the AIMAG 2013 have been closed can you find any videos from the closing ceremony please??

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