LONDON – August 18, 2014 – 13,000 athletes and officials and about 7,000 media from the 45 OCA member states are expected to attend the 17th Asian Games in Incheon. The event will not only be a chance for athletes to showcase their talents across 36 events, but also the perfect indicator pointing towards who to watch in 2016. Medal winners in Incheon may well claim podium spots in Rio, so the eyes of the Asian world will be focused on Korea next month.
The ‘17th Incheon Asian Games’ is hosted by the ‘Olympic Council of Asia’ and is a major event where top athletes compete to set new regional records. To actively promote and encourage participation in the 17th Asian Games in Incheon, the organizing committee appointed key personnel, celebrities, medalists from international tournaments, and citizens to the PR committee. It also appointed overseas Korean residents, business people and delegates of major institutions as honorary PR ambassadors, enabling the national and international promotion of the 17th Asian Games in Incheon.
Incheon is the second biggest port city in Korea and was the first city in Korea to truly begin modernizing. Wolmido Island andYeonan Pier are top tourist attractions of Incheon and Incheon International Airport, Incheon Bridge and Incheon Songdo International City, a free economic zone, have recently emerged to show a new side of Incheon.
On your marks………
Dates: September 19th – October 4, 2014
Venue: Incheon Asiad Main Stadium