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2002 Asian Games

XIV Asian Games
Logo of the 2002 Asian Games
Host city Busan, South Korea
Nations participating 44
Athletes participating 7,711
Events 419 in 38 sports
Opening ceremony September 29
Closing ceremony October 14
Officially opened by Kim Dae-jung
Athlete's Oath Moon Dae-Sung
Torch Lighter Ha Hyung-Joo, Kye Sun-Hui
Main venue Busan Asiad Main Stadium
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The 2002 Asian Games, also known as XIV Asiad is a multi-sport event held in Busan, South Korea from September 29 to October 14, 2002. Busan is the second city in South Korea, after Seoul in 1986 to host the Games. A total of 419 events in 38 sports were contested by 7,711 athletes from 44 countries.[1] The Games also co-hosted by its four neighbouring cities: Ulsan, Changwon, Masan and Yangsan.[2]

Contents

  • Organisation 1
    • Marketing 1.1
    • Venues 1.2
      • New 1.2.1
      • Existing 1.2.2
  • Participating nations 2
  • Sports 3
  • Calendar 4
  • Medal table 5
  • See also 6
  • References 7

Organisation

Marketing

The emblem of the Games featured the blue waves of sea in the shape of Taegeuk, symbolising Busan and Korea. It expresses the image of development and unity of the Asian people; two dynamic powers are closely intertwined, while the wave's shape indicates the character B, the first character of Busan.[3]

Sea gull, the city bird of Busan. It is name "Duria", a construct of 'Durative' and 'Asia', which means "You and Me Together" in the Korean language, and expresses the ideal of the Games: To promote unity and partnership among Asian countries.[4]

In conjunction with the Games, eight songs were released as official music of the Games:[5]

  • "The Dream of Asia" – Lee Moon-se
  • "Frontier!-Voices from the East" – Yang Bang-ean & Furee
  • "We are..." – Baby box
  • "Theme from Duria" – Hong Jong-myung, Shin Hyo-bum
  • "The Fanfare" – Busan city Orchestra
  • "Welcome to Busan Korea" – Kim Hyo-soo
  • "Let`s Go!!" – Gang Hyun-soo
  • "Love to All of Us" – CAN

Venues

Official mascot

44 venues were used in the Games with twelve of them are newly built.[6] Below is the list of competition venues in the Games.

New

  • Busan Asiad Stadium
  • Gangseo Archery Field
  • Gangseo Gymnasium
  • Gangseo Hockey Stadium
  • Geumjeong Gymnasium
  • Geumjeong Tennis Stadium
  • Geumjeong Velodrome
  • Gijang Gymnasium
  • Nakdong River Rowing and Canoeing Courses

Existing

  • Gudeok Stadium
  • Gudeok Baseball Stadium
  • Gudeok Gymnasium
  • Dongseo University Gyeongnam Information College
  • Minseok Sports Center
  • Dongju College Gymnasium
  • Pukyong National University Gymnasium
  • Tongmyong University of Information Technology Stadium
  • Busan Citizens' Hall
  • Busan Yachting Center
  • Sajik Swimming Pool
  • Sajik Baseball Stadium
  • Sajik Tennis Courts
  • Sajik Gymnasium
  • Gijang Cycle Stadium
  • Marathon Stadium
  • Race Walking Stadium
  • Haeundae Beach
  • Cycle Road Race Stadium
  • Samnak Riverside Sports Park

Participating nations

All 44 members of Olympic Council of Asia (OCA) with 7,711 athletes are took part in the Games. Timor-Leste participate for the first time since its independence and Afghanistan returned to the action since Taliban had come to power.[7] Below is a list of all the participating NOCs; the number of competitors per delegation is indicated in brackets.[8]

Sports

A total of 419 events in 38 sports was contested in the Games for 16 days of competition. Football and basketball was kickoff two and one day respectively prior to the opening ceremony.[9] Bodybuilding was the debutant sport in Games.[10]

Calendar

 ●  Opening ceremony     Event competitions  ●  Event finals  ●  Closing ceremony
September / October 2002 27th
Fri
28th
Sat
29th
Sun
30th
Mon
1st
Tue
2nd
Wed
3rd
Thu
4th
Fri
5th
Sat
6th
Sun
7th
Mon
8th
Tue
9th
Wed
10th
Thu
11th
Fri
12th
Sat
13th
Sun
14th
Mon
Gold
medals
Archery 1 1 2 4
Athletics 5 10 7 9 5 8 1 45
Badminton 1 1 2 3 7
Baseball 1 1
Basketball 2 2
Bodybuilding 4 4 8
Bowling 2 2 2 2 2 10
Boxing 12 12
Canoeing 5 8 13
Cue sports 1 2 1 2 1 2 1 10
Cycling – Mountain bike 2 1 1 4
Cycling – Road 2 1 1 4
Cycling – Track 2 3 3 4 12
Diving 2 2 1 1 1 1 8
Equestrian 2 1 1 1 1 6
Fencing 2 2 2 2 2 2 12
Field hockey 1 1 2
Football 1 1 2
Golf 4 4
Gymnastics – Artistic 1 1 2 5 5 14
Gymnastics – Rhythmic 1 1 2
Handball 1 1 2
Judo 4 4 4 4 16
Kabaddi 1 1
Karate 7 4 11
Modern pentathlon 2 2 1 1 6
Rowing 6 7 13
Rugby union 1 1 2
Sailing 15 15
Sepaktakraw 2 2 2 6
Shooting 8 6 6 6 6 6 4 42
Soft tennis 2 5 7
Softball 1 1
Squash 2 2
Swimming 5 5 6 6 5 5 32
Synchronized swimming 1 1 2
Table tennis 1 1 1 2 2 7
Taekwondo 4 4 4 4 16
Tennis 1 1 3 2 7
Volleyball – Beach 2 2
Volleyball – Indoor 1 1 2
Water polo 1 1
Weightlifting 1 2 2 2 1 1 2 2 1 1 15
Wrestling 5 4 5 4 18
Wushu 2 9 11
Total gold medals 2 14 19 31 41 35 27 23 32 33 35 27 19 32 42 7 419
Ceremonies
September / October 2002 27th
Fri
28th
Sat
29th
Sun
30th
Mon
1st
Tue
2nd
Wed
3rd
Thu
4th
Fri
5th
Sat
6th
Sun
7th
Mon
8th
Tue
9th
Wed
10th
Thu
11th
Fri
12th
Sat
13th
Sun
14th
Mon
Gold
medals

Medal table

The top ten ranked NOCs at these Games are listed below. The host nation, South Korea, is highlighted.

Rank Nation Gold Silver Bronze Total
1  China (CHN) 150 84 74 308
2  South Korea (KOR) 96 80 84 260
3  Japan (JPN) 44 73 72 189
4  Kazakhstan (KAZ) 20 26 30 76
5  Uzbekistan (UZB) 15 12 24 51
6  Thailand (THA) 14 19 10 43
7  India (IND) 11 12 13 36
8  Chinese Taipei (TPE) 10 17 25 52
9  North Korea (PRK) 9 11 13 33
10  Iran (IRI) 8 14 14 36
Total 427 421 502 1350

See also

References

  1. ^ "14th AG Busan 2002". OCA. Retrieved 2010-11-20. 
  2. ^ "Neighboring Host Cities". busanasiangames.org. Archived from the original on 2003-06-05. Retrieved 2010-11-20. 
  3. ^ "Emblem, Busan 2002". OCA. Retrieved 2010-11-20. 
  4. ^ "Mascot, Busan 2002". OCA. Retrieved 2010-11-20. 
  5. ^ "AG Official Music". busanasiangames.org. Archived from the original on 2003-07-04. Retrieved 2010-11-20. 
  6. ^ "Venues readiness". busanasiangames.org. Archived from the original on 2003-06-05. Retrieved 2010-11-20. 
  7. ^ "History of the Asian Games". The Times of India. 2010-11-11. Retrieved 2010-11-20. 
  8. ^ "Each National & Regional". busanasiangames.org. Archived from the original on 2003-06-05. Retrieved 2010-11-20. 
  9. ^ "Competition Schedules". busanasiangames.org. Archived from the original on 2003-06-05. Retrieved 2010-11-20. 
  10. ^ "South Korea catches Japan in medals race". CNNSI.com. 2002-10-05. Retrieved 2010-11-20. 
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