Asian Games 2014

Organizers of the 17th Asian Games in Incheon, Korea, will take advantage of the annual Arbor Day celebration to promote a green Asiad in 2014. On Monday, April 5, some 40 representatives of the 2014 Incheon Asian Games Organizing Committee (IAGOC) will visit Incheon Grand Park to take part in a tree-planting ceremony. along with members of the OCA Coordination Committee and events HQ staff.
IAGOC President Dr. Lee Yun-Taek will lead the delegation from the organizing committee The Asian games celebration will also involve 500 representatives from Incheon Metropolitan City, including the Mayor, city councilors and public officials.

Arbor Day, which was founded officially in the United States in 1872, is a holiday devoted to planting and caring for trees. The tree-planting ceremony will take place the day after the 1st OCA Coordination Committee meeting for the 17th Asian Games on Sunday, April 4.

Asian Games

The 2010 Asian Games, Popularly known as the XVI Asiad, are scheduled to take place in Guangzhou, China from November 12 to November 27, 2010. Guangzhou is the second city in China to host the Games after Beijing in 1990.

A total of 476 events in 42 sports will be contested by athletes, making it the largest event in history of the Games. It will also be the last one to have presented such big events, as the Olympic Council of Asia (OCA) has enforced new hosting rules for future games, beginning with the 2014 Games. Guangzhou was awarded the right on July 1, 2004, as the sole bidding city. This came after the withdrawal of several cities, from Amman, Kuala Lumpur and Seoul. The games will also be co-hosted by Dongguan, Foshan and Shanwei, the three neighboring cities.
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