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I really don't understand what's really surprising on all of this, people. S.Korea has a long-time tradition of cheating in sports. Do I have to remind you of the 2002 WC to refresh your memory?

When you're Baron, they're all just OC/CC events.

For those interested in seeing the ceremony you might want to try wwwitv.com to watch korean TV http://wwitv.com/television/112.htm SBS - http://www.igtb.co.kr/pop/G1_onair.asp I believe SBS will

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Asian Games Torch to Be Lit on Aug. 9

Preparations for the Incheon Asian Games are in full swing ahead of opening day on Sept. 19. The Games' torch will be lit on Aug. 9 at New Delhi Stadium in India, where the sporting event was held for the first time.

The torch will then travel through Weihai, China to arrive here on Aug. 13 so that it can be combined with a separate flame lit on Mt. Mani, Ganghwa Island, on the 12th.

About 5,000 volunteers will have a launch ceremony on the 19th, and a press conference about the opening and closing ceremonies will be held on the 20th.

Group draws for football, basketball, volleyball, handball, rugby, water polo, kabaddi, gymnastics and badminton will take place in Incheon on the 21st.

The athletes' village will open on Sept. 12, and athletes will start arriving the next day.

The opening ceremony in the newly built main stadium will take place on Sept. 19 in front of 60,000 spectators.

http://english.chosun.com/site/data/html_dir/2014/08/01/2014080100879.html

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The South Korean post office issued a few days ago a set of stamps to celebrate the 17th Asian Games in Incheon

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Stamps representing : Mascots, Bowling, Squash, Rhythmic gymnastics, Wrestling, Cricket

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Incheon Asian Games Torch Lit in New Delhi

2014081100786_0.jpgThe torch carrying the flame for the Incheon Asian Games is shown during the flame lighting ceremony at New Delhi Stadium in India on Saturday. /Xinhua-Newsis

The torch of the Incheon Asian Games was lit on Saturday at New Delhi Stadium in India, where the sporting event was held for the first time.

The Games officially kick off Sept. 19.

Until now, the torch has been customarily lit in the host country. Incheon's organizing committee came up with the idea to light the torch both in the host country and in New Delhi, in order to acknowledge the sporting event's history.

The idea has been accepted by the Olympic Council of Asia.

The torch will travel through China to arrive in Incheon on Aug. 13, where it will be combined with another flame lit on Mt. Mani, Ganghwa Island, on the 12th.

http://english.chosun.com/site/data/html_dir/2014/08/11/2014081100846.html

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^^ I like the idea of doing the lightning in Delhi. After all is the city where everything began, and the ceremonies each host had were sometimes weird and inconsistent, kinda like before the Pan Am Games established the tradition of lightning the torch in the Sun Temple at Tenochtitlan

Video of the lightning, by the way.

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North Korea lists athletes for Asian Games

Seoul (AFP) - North Korea has submitted a list of athletes for the upcoming Asian Games in the South, organisers in Seoul said Thursday, despite stalled negotiations on its participation in the event.

The list submitted Wednesday named 150 athletes to compete in 14 sports including football, swimming, boxing and judo, said a spokesman for the Asiad preparatory committee.

It also listed a separate group of 202 coaches, referees and administrative staff, he said.

Pyongyang has also suggested sending 350 cheerleaders to the Games to be held in the port city of Incheon from September 19 to October 4.

But cross-border talks held last month to coordinate logistics fell apart after Pyongyang walked out, accusing the South of arrogance and insincerity.

Seoul reportedly proposed to break from its past custom of financially supporting visiting sporting delegations from the North, to move into line with international sporting standards.

The North bristled at the change and threatened to boycott the event.

No talks have been held or proposed by either side since then.

The Asiad organisers said they would push through the paperwork even without confirmation of the North's attendance.

"We will watch how the governmental talks turn out but, in the meantime, will do what we have to do," the spokesman said.

An official from the North is scheduled to travel to Incheon for the August 21 draw for events like football.

Cross-border tensions have been high of late, with North Korea conducting an extended series of rocket and missile launches.

AFP

https://au.news.yahoo.com/world/a/24719643/north-korea-lists-athletes-for-asian-games/

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North Korea scraps plan to send cheerleaders to Asian Games in South

(Reuters) - North Korea has decided not to send a cheerleading squad to accompany its athletes at the Asian Games to be held in South Korea next month, a leading sports official said on Thursday.

The reversal of an earlier pledge to send as many as 350 cheerleaders, who have been a popular attraction in their rare appearances in the South, follows weeks of tense negotiations between the rivals over the North's participation.

The vice-chairman of the North's Olympic committee, Son Kwang Ho, announced the decision.

"As the South side is so concerned about our cheerleading squad as to not wish its presence, we have decided not to dispatch the squad to the 17th Asian Games," Son was quoted as saying by the official KCNA news agency.

Son said the North would send 150 athletes and officials to the Games in the city of Incheon.

The two sides had resumed discussions this week to try to work out the details of the North's contingent, including the number of cheerleaders.

In 2005, Pyongyang sent 101 cheerleaders, including Ri Sol Ju, who has since married North Korean leader Kim Jong Un, to the Asian Athletics Championships in Incheon.

The North's cheerleaders have proved a huge draw in the South with tightly choreographed gymnastic routines and messages of peace and unification.

The North had threatened to pull out of the Sept. 19-Oct. 4 Games, blaming the South for scuppering rare talks over the terms of hosting their delegation.

A major issue of contention has been who will foot the bill for hosting North Korea's delegation.

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The IAGOC unveils their plan for opening and closing ceremonies of 2014 AG.

Writer Anna You Date 2014-08-29


The Incheon Asian Games Organizing Committee (IAGOC) had a press conference at the National Museum of Modern Art in Seoul on August 27 and announced their plan for the opening and closing ceremonies of the 17th Asian Games.


Master of Korean films Lim Kwon-Taek is in charge of general production of the ceremonies and famous storyteller Jang Jin, who is also a playwriter, actor and film director, will take a role of artistic director. Executive producer Lim Kwon-Taek and artistic director Jang Jin made a presentation about the directing message and main ideas, participating specialists, and performing artists and “Hallyu” stars.


Executive producer Lim remarked, “all the staff for this event is comprised of the best directing team and the best cast. Everyone is working hard to make the opening and closing ceremonies of the Incheon Asian Games, which begins in twenty days, festivals that build harmony and considerations for others.”and hoped that everyone pays close attention and will be able to participate in such a meaningful event.


Artistic director Jang explained, “unlike the previous Asian Games and Olympics that focused on flaunting their national power, such as 2010 Guangzhou Asian Games, 2012 London Olympics, and 2014 Sochi Winter Olympics, the opening and closing ceremonies of the 2014 Incheon Asian Games won’t simply show off a scale but try to deliver a clear message, “4.5 billion Asians’ dream, Asia as one.” He expressed his conviction that the ceremonies will rouse all participants’ empathy with story-telling performances and unique choreography in harmony with Korean styled ideas and creativity.


Jang announced detailed programs and artists for the ceremonies. The opening ceremony will start at 6pm at the Incheon Asiad Main Stadium and it will be composed of welcoming events, which will begin with poet Go Eun’s recitation of “Asiad Song” along with soprano Jo Su-Mi and Incheon Metropolitan Citizens Choir’s song, opening performances, cultural performances, torch lighting, and congratulatory performances. The main part of the opening performance will develop a story composed of four acts, from “Asia long time ago,” “Asia meeting through the sea,” “Asia as family and friends,” and to “Asia as one and future joining with today,” and Hallyu stars Chang Dong-Geon and Kim Soo-Hyun will lead the stories. Chang, a prominent Korean actor, will narrate the first story and Kim, also a famous actor, will appear through a video during the second stage.


During the cultural performances of the opening ceremony, five musical stars, such as Ok Joo-Hyun and Michael Lee, will sing and classic artists, like violist Richard Yong-Jae O’Neil and cellist Song Young-Hoon, will follow with their beautiful playing. As part of the cultural performances, Korean traditional classic artist AhnSook-Seon’s “Pansori” will deliver a unique harmony of Korean traditional and classic music. Many K-Pop stars, such as JYJ, EXO, CNBlue, SISTAR, and PSY, will light up the ceremonies, and there are high expectations for Chinese pianist Lang Lang’s collaboration performance with K-Pop stars. In particular, JYJ, the PR ambassadors of the Incheon Asian Games, will sing “Only One”, the theme song of the Incheon Asian Games, as the torch is lit and the congratulatory performances of the opening ceremony will come to a great finale with PSY and other popular stars.


During the presentation of the opening and closing ceremonies, the outfits of sign holders received much attention for their uniqueness as well as their beauty. They are designed with the national flowers of 45 participating countries based on “Hanbok,” Korean traditional dress Both the sign holders’ dresses and pickets that they are holding are made of “Hanji,” Korean traditional paper.



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North Korea scraps plan to send cheerleaders to Asian Games in South

(Reuters) - North Korea has decided not to send a cheerleading squad to accompany its athletes at the Asian Games to be held in South Korea next month, a leading sports official said on Thursday.

The reversal of an earlier pledge to send as many as 350 cheerleaders, who have been a popular attraction in their rare appearances in the South, follows weeks of tense negotiations between the rivals over the North's participation.

The vice-chairman of the North's Olympic committee, Son Kwang Ho, announced the decision.

"As the South side is so concerned about our cheerleading squad as to not wish its presence, we have decided not to dispatch the squad to the 17th Asian Games," Son was quoted as saying by the official KCNA news agency.

Son said the North would send 150 athletes and officials to the Games in the city of Incheon.

The two sides had resumed discussions this week to try to work out the details of the North's contingent, including the number of cheerleaders.

In 2005, Pyongyang sent 101 cheerleaders, including Ri Sol Ju, who has since married North Korean leader Kim Jong Un, to the Asian Athletics Championships in Incheon.

The North's cheerleaders have proved a huge draw in the South with tightly choreographed gymnastic routines and messages of peace and unification.

The North had threatened to pull out of the Sept. 19-Oct. 4 Games, blaming the South for scuppering rare talks over the terms of hosting their delegation.

A major issue of contention has been who will foot the bill for hosting North Korea's delegation.

Reuters

Yeah...those perky NoKor "cheerleaders" probably would disappear at the last day of the Games.

in short, lower your expectations.

After Sochi, this has been a disappointing year for Ceremonies.

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in short, lower your expectations.

More like they will focus more in Asia and the sport ideal as a whole instead of displaying their culture and self glorify themselves. There are already some vids of the rehearsals out there and it doesn't seem that bad. They will use lots of projections for what I saw.

Look here:

http://kbssports.net/?p=4423

http://www.ktv.go.kr/program/contents.jsp?cid=490015

http://www.ktv.go.kr/program/contents.jsp?cid=490037

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Also there will be strange animals made out of fiber or something

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Pics of the placard girls

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More here http://blog.daum.net/grandcme/124

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More like they will focus more in Asia and the sport ideal as a whole instead of displaying their culture and self glorify themselves. There are already some vids of the rehearsals out there and it doesn't seem that bad. They will use lots of projections for what I saw.

Look here:

http://kbssports.net/?p=4423

http://www.ktv.go.kr/program/contents.jsp?cid=490015

http://www.ktv.go.kr/program/contents.jsp?cid=490037

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Also there will be strange animals made out of fiber or something

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Pics of the placard girls

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More here http://blog.daum.net/grandcme/124

meanwhile for the k-pop performers there's EXO, JYJ,CN BLUE and PSY which will close the opening while BIG BANG will close the closing ceremony...

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More like they will focus more in Asia and the sport ideal as a whole instead of displaying their culture and self glorify themselves. There are already some vids of the rehearsals out there and it doesn't seem that bad. They will use lots of projections for what I saw.

Look here:

http://kbssports.net/?p=4423

http://www.ktv.go.kr/program/contents.jsp?cid=490015

http://www.ktv.go.kr/program/contents.jsp?cid=490037

2919741_Sfv.jpg

Also there will be strange animals made out of fiber or something

490037_1.1_image_1.jpg

Pics of the placard girls

29ssk0.jpg

More here http://blog.daum.net/grandcme/124

Maybe they are waiting to PyeongChang South Korea 2018 ceremonies to really show off South Korea.

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Pop sensation Psy to perform at Asian Games opening ceremony


11 Sep 2014


Incheon, Korea: Korean pop music sensation Psy, who catapulted to global fame with his "Gangnam Style" viral video in 2012, will perform at the opening ceremony of the 17th Asian Games in Incheon, Korea, on September 19. The lovable rapper will bring the curtain down on the opening ceremony as the closing act, although it has not been confirmed if he will sing his mega-hit "Gangnam Style".

The opening ceremony will also feature K-Pop superstars and Asian Games ambassadors JYJ, who will perform the official song "Only One".

The closing ceremony will be on October 4, with boy band BigBang performing the closing number, according to their management agency. Both the opening and closing ceremonies will take place at the new, 60,000-capacity Asiad Main Stadium.
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