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Incheon 2014 already has a theme song, performed by K-Pop group JYJ. It's called Only One. Enjoy :)

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=w9_NQoLXacw


This was Guangzhou 2010 theme song, btw (Doha had many songs but i'm unsure which one was the official one)

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=igKVIv7sSSw


Anyway, some pics of the current status of the Asiad stadium

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Note: This one is from June, so it's much older.

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More pics from this link

http://blog.daum.net/_blog/BlogTypeView.do?blogid=0Jp1E&articleno=6989026&categoryId=652366&regdt=20130828071007

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The logo and mascot of the Asian Para Games were unveiled last June.

Incheon Para Games Reveals Mascots and Emblem

The official emblem and mascots of the 2014 Incheon Asian Para Games were unveiled on Monday.

The emblem, which embodies the multi-colored flame of the Games' torch, signifies athletes' passion, challenging spirit and the united power of Asia.

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The two mascots, Jeonopi and Dnopi, were designed to resemble the black-faced spoonbill, an endangered bird designated for special protection by the government.

The Incheon Asian Para Games will take place from Oct. 18 to 24 next year. Some 6,000 athletes and staff from 42 countries are expected, which would make this the largest international sporting event for athletes with disabilities ever held in Asia.

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Incheon Asian Games countdown clock strikes 365 days

19 SEP 2013

Incheon, Korea: The countdown clock for the 17th Asian Games in Incheon, Korea, in 2014 turned to 365 on Thursday – marking exactly one year to the Opening Ceremony of the OCA’s sporting extravaganza. The 17th Asian Games will run from September 19 to October 4, 2014, and feature around 13,000 athletes and officials and 7,000 media from the OCA’s 45 member National Olympic Committees.

A total of 36 sports will be contested in Incheon, comprised of 28 Olympic sports and eight non-Olympic sports such as cricket (20-20 format), kabaddi from South Asia, sepaktakraw from South East Asia and baseball/softball and squash, which both missed out to wrestling for a spot in the Olympic Games of 2020 and 2024 at the recent IOC Session in Argentina.

The 28 Olympic sports are: Aquatics / Archery / Athletics / Badminton / Basketball / Boxing / Canoe & Kayak / Cycling / Equestrian / Fencing / Football / Golf / Gymnastics / Handball / Hockey / Judo / Modern Pentathlon / Rowing / Rugby / Sailing / Shooting / Table Tennis / Taekwondo / Tennis & Soft Tennis / Triathlon / Volleyball / Weightlifting / Wrestling.

The eight non-Olympic sports are: Baseball & Softball/ Bowling / Cricket / Kabaddi / Karate / Sepaktakraw / Squash / Wushu.

The 2014 Incheon Asian Games Organizing Committee (IAGOC) held a series of special events recently to mark the one-year countdown. The headline event, the Incheon Korean Music Wave 2013, took place on Sunday, September 1, at the Incheon Munhak World Cup Stadium and showcased 20 of the most popular K-Pop groups in front of 40,000 spectators.

On Friday, August 30, the Songdo World Culture Festival was held in Songdo Central Park in Incheon. There were various activities at the festival to attract visitors, such as quiz games, mariachi performances, displays of Incheon Asian Games promotion videos, and fireworks.

On Saturday, August 31, a ceremony was held in front of Incheon City Hall to reveal the countdown clock to the 2014 Asian Games. The Swiss watchmaker Tissot, a partner to the 2014 Incheon Asian Games, designed the clock and participated in the ceremony.

The ceremony was attended by Mr. Song Young-gil, Mayor of Incheon Metropolitan City, Mr. Kwon Kyung-sang, General Secretary of IAGOC, a representative of Tissot and a host of other officials and invited guests.

Mr. Kwon said: “From the start of the Tissot countdown clock we will conduct many more events to promote the Asian Games both at home and overseas. Now it is important to arouse interest and participation from not only the Incheon citizens but the whole country.”

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Incheon Asian Games medal design revealed


24 SEP 2013
Incheon, Korea: The Incheon Asian Games Organising Committee (IAGOC) has revealed the design of the medals to be awarded at the 17th Asian Games, which will run from September 19 to October 4, 2014.

Along with the design for the gold, silver and bronze medals, also revealed were the designs of the award certificate and its case, participation medals, certification of participation and its case, award podium, medal tray and the winners’ bouquet.

The designs are the result of an eight-month project between IAGOC and a design consortium in Incheon which went through four design evaluations by top designers in the country. They received the final approval of the Olympic Council of Asia on August 19.

The medal's motif is a pentagon-shaped symbol representing the five ports of Incheon – Airport, Seaport, Teleport, Leisureport and Businessport – and holds the emblem of the Incheon Asian Games inside. It symbolises the host city of Incheon as the hub of Northeast Asia.

The back of the medal contains the Games' slogan in Hangul, the Korean alphabet, which was a suggestion by Mr. Song Young-gil, Mayor of Incheon Metropolitan City. This is the first time that both Korean and English slogans are written on the medals.
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Official Posters of Incheon 2014

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Also I found this site http://www.ddg.kr/?page_id=14 of a korean show producer which seems to be the ones (or at least presented a plan) which will be doing the opening ceremonies.

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What's only confirmed is that JYJ will perform "Only One", the theme song of the 2014 Asiad, at the opening.


But if the show ends up like these pics it can easily make Guangzhou get a run of it's money.

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North Korea to participate in Asian Games—media reports

SEOUL — North Korea will participate in all events at the Asian Games to be hosted in South Korea’s western port city of Incheon later this year, reports said Monday.

North Korean officials told South Korean reporters that preparations are under way to compete in all events at the so-called Asiad games, according to pooled media reports from the current reunion of families divided by the Korean War.

South Korea has invited North Korea to participate in the games, which will run from September 19 to October 4, through the Olympic Council of Asia, a body that governs all sports in Asia.

But there has been no formal confirmation of participation yet from North Korea’s rulers.

The North boycotted the 1988 Olympics hosted by Seoul but sent athletes and cheerleaders for the 2002 Asian Games in South Korea’s southern port city of Busan.

The first family reunion for more than three years is under way at a mountain resort in North Korea, raising hopes of greater North-South cooperation.

North Korea had originally threatened to cancel if the South and the United States pushed ahead with annual joint military drills that began on Monday.

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2014 AG Ticket Designs Are Revealed

Kim Sun-Hyoung 2014-02-26

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The 2014 Incheon Asian Games Organizing Committee has revealed the designs for the admission tickets of the 2014 Asian Games.


There will be three types of tickets to the Asian Games – those for the Opening Ceremony, the Closing Ceremony, and the Games competitions.


The VIP tickets to the Opening and Closing Ceremonies will be made in the form of cards with strings, so the holders can keep them as souvenirs. The ticket design has the image of the Incheon Asiad Main Stadium in the background, and the three Games mascots at the bottom.


The competition tickets are colored in white and green, to symbolize the environmental-friendliness of the Games, and the three mascots are in the image of cheering on the competitors.


The prices for admission to the Opening and Closing Ceremonies range from 100,000 won to 1,000,000 won, depending on the class of the tickets. The tickets to the competitions run from 5,000 won to 100,000 won. All prices for the tickets are based on the Korean Won, and the current exchange rates, fees, and handling charges may apply for overseas purchase.



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Asian Games organizers ask IOC to bring in NKorea

SEOUL, South Korea (AP) -- South Korean organizers of the Asian Games have asked the International Olympic Committee to urge North Korea to enter more athletes.

North Korea's state media said in January the country will take part in men's and women's football at the Asian Games in Incheon in September, but it's not clear if it will take any further part in the event.

In a statement on Tuesday, the Asian Games' organizing committee said chief Kim Young Soo asked IOC President Thomas Bach to help realize a perfect games by more participation from North Korea.

Bach gave assurances the IOC will attempt to do so in a meeting in Kuwait this week, the statement added.

The rival Koreas remain in a technical state of war because the 1950-53 Korean War ended in an armistice, not a peace treaty. On Monday, the countries fired hundreds of artillery shells into each other's waters in a flare-up of animosity.

North Korea boycotted the 1986 Asian Games and the 1988 Summer Olympics, both in Seoul, but attended the 2002 Asian Games in Busan and the 2003 University Games in Daegu.

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AP

http://sports.yahoo.com/news/asian-games-organizers-ask-ioc-065121433--spt.html

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Main stadium for Incheon Asian Games opens

INCHEON, May 7 (Yonhap) -- The main stadium to be used during this year's Asian Games in Incheon opened on Wednesday, about four months ahead of the start of the multi-sport competition.

The Incheon Asiad Main Stadium will host the opening and closing ceremonies, as well as athletics and cricket events, during the Sept. 19-Oct. 4 Asian Games here in the western port city.

The stadium will have 61,944 seats, according to the Asiad organizers. After the conclusion of the competition, the stadium will be modified into a public cultural center with about 31,000 seats.

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The dedication ceremony was attended by about 5,000 local residents and civic leaders. Organizers canceled festivities in light of last month's sinking of the ferry Sewol, which left more than 300 people dead or missing.

After a moment of silence for the victims of the accident, participants took a brief tour of the stadium before cutting the ribbon on the facility. Organizers invited 2,014 people, symbolizing the year of the Asian Games, to do the honors, and said they've asked the Korea Record Institute to verify the figure as the largest ever to take part in a ribbon-cutting ceremony.

"By hosting a successful Asian Games at such a great venue, Incheon will transform into the center of sports and culture," said Incheon mayor Song Young-gil. "I expect enthusiastic participation by our residents to ensure a great competition."

The Incheon competition will be the third Asian Games held in South Korea, after Seoul in 1986 and Busan in 2002.

Yonhap

http://english.yonhapnews.co.kr/culturesports/2014/05/07/58/0702000000AEN20140507006600315F.html

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North Korea announced on Friday it will take part in the Asian Games in Incheon this year, despite political and military tensions between the rivals that this week led to an exchange of artillery fire.

The North's official KCNA news agency said the country's Olympic Committee has decided to send a team to the Games, to be held between Sept. 14 and Oct. 4 in the South Korean port city.

Earlier in the year, the North said its men's and women's soccer teams will be playing in the Games but did not elaborate whether its athletes would compete in other events.

The North's Olympic Committee has officially informed the Asian Olympic Council of the decision and will soon make applications to the council and the Incheon Games' organizing committee, KCNA said.

Reuters

http://www.gmanetwork.com/news/story/362380/sports/othersports/north-korea-to-participate-at-incheon-asian-games

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Incheon Asian Games coins shown off

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Models unveil Incheon Asian Games commemorative coins, at the Bank of Korea Museum in central Seoul, July 3. Commemorative coins are available in gold (two varieties), silver (three varieties) and bronze (one version). A limited number of the coins will be available for advance purchase through Shinhan Bank, Nonghyup Bank and post offices starting on July 7. (Newsis)

http://english.hani.co.kr/arti/english_edition/e_national/645498.html

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It seems we'll be hearing Gangnam Style in Incheon 2014 after all :P

http://www.allkpop.com/article/2014/07/psy-big-bang-jyj-cnblue-exo-and-more-to-perform-at-the-17th-asian-games-incheon-2014

Psy, Big Bang, JYJ, CNBLUE, EXO, and more to perform at the '17th Asian Games Incheon 2014'

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It has been reported that the '17th Asian Games Incheon 2014' ('2014 Incheon Asian Games') will bring in big names such as Psy, Big Bang, JYJ, CNBLUE, and EXO for their opening and closing ceremonies this September!

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According to an exclusive by OSEN on the 1st, the '2014 Incheon Asian Games' ambassadors JYJ along with Psy, Big Bang, and EXO are a part of the lineup that's set to perform the celebratory stages for either the opening ceremony or the closing ceremony to be held at Incheon Asiad Main Stadium.

However there may be more artists that may be added to the lineup. One insider revealed,"From what I know, most of the artists are still working out the details of their stage, songs to perform, and such... I haven't heard of any collaborative stages, for now, it is planned that they will all perform individually."

This news is also drawing eyes from fans for the fact that JYJ and an SM artist, EXO, are part of the same event, which is pretty much unheard of. However, it's been reported that JYJ will take to the stage for a congratulatory performance preceding the opening event, while EXO, Psy, and CNBLUE will be performing during the event. It's said Big Bang and various Hallyu stars will be taking to the stage during the closing ceremony. However, all these details could change, so we'll have to get a bit closer to the events for confirmation.

Among the artists mentioned, EXO's Xiumin and Chen were present at the press conference for the '2014 Incheon Asian Games' at Millenium Seoul Hilton Hotel Grand Ballroom today.

The '17th Asian Games Incheon 2014' itself will run through September 19 to October 4.

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North Korea To Send Cheering Squad To South Korea For Asian Games
Posted: 07/06/2014
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FILE: North Korea's cheering squad applauds during a welcoming ceremony in Daegu, South Korea, during the World Students Game on 21 August 2003. | KIM JAE-HWAN via Getty Images

SEOUL, South Korea (AP) — North Korea said Monday it will send a cheering squad to the coming Asian Games in rival South Korea that its athletes plan to attend.

A North Korean statement said the dispatch of its cheering squad to the games, set for Sept. 19 to Oct. 4 in the South Korean city of Incheon, is aimed at promoting reconciliation between the rivals. The statement released via state media repeated the country's demands the two Koreas halt mutual slandering and Seoul scrap military drills with Washington that it calls an invasion rehearsal. South Korean and U.S. officials have said their drills are defensive in nature.

North Korea has previously proposed similar demands that it said would reduce tension but South Korea has rejected them, saying the country must first take steps toward nuclear disarmament.

South Korea's Unification Ministry said Monday that North Korea must not repeat "unreasonable" demands. Spokesman Kim Eui-do told reporters the South Korean government supports the successful hosting of the Asian Games and will discuss the North's plans to send athletes and the cheering team with organizers of the games.

North Korea boycotted the 1986 Asian Games and the 1988 Summer Olympics, both in Seoul, but attended the 2002 Asian Games in Busan, the 2003 University Games in Daegu and the 2005 Asian Athletics Championships in Incheon.

In all three events, the North dispatched cheering squads, mostly comprising of young women — called an "army of beauties" in South Korea — which often received more attention than the country's athletes. Among the 2005 squad was Ri Sol Ju, who has later become wife of North Korean leader Kim Jong Un, according to South Korean officials. The North's statement didn't provide details about its cheerleaders to the Incheon games.

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http://www.huffingtonpost.com/2014/07/06/north-korea-cheering-squad_n_5562333.html

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