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10 November 2010

The 2010 Asian Games, the XVI Asiad, Guangzhou, China:

The 2010 Asian Games, also 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 Asian Games after Beijing in 1990. A total of 476 events in 42 sports will be contested by 45 Asian countries, making it the largest event in history of Asian Games. Olympic Council of Asia (OCA) has enforced new hosting rules for future games, beginning with the 2014 Asian Games. As such, this is going to be the last one to be presented on such a big scale.

Participating Countries (45)

Afghanistan, Bahrain, Bangladesh, Bhutan, Brunei, Cambodia, China, Hong Kong, India, Indonesia, Iran, Iraq, Japan, Jordan, Kazakhstan, Kuwait, Krgyzstan, Laos, Lebanon, Macau, Malaysia, Maldives, Mongolia, Myanmar, Nepal, North Korea, Oman, Pakistan, Palestinian territories, Philippines, Qatar, Saudi Arabia, Singapore, South Korea, Sri Lanka, Syria, Taiwan, Tajikistan, Thailand, Timor-Leste, Turkmenistan, United Arab Emirates, Uzbekistan, Vietnam, Yemen

Sports That Are Going To Be Played (42)

Aquatics (Swimming, Diving, Water Polo, Synchronized Swimming), Archery, Athletics, Badminton, Baseball, Basketball, Boxing, Bowling, Cue Sports, Canoe/Kayak, Cycling, Chess, Cricket, Dance Sport, Dragon Boat, Equestrian, Fencing, Football, Golf, Gymnastics, Handball, Field Hockey, Judo, Kabaddi, Karate, Modern Pentathlon, Roller Sports, Rowing, Rugby, Sailing, Sepaktakraw, Shooting, Softball, Squash, Table Tennis, Taekwondo, Tennis, Triathlon, Volleyball, Weightlifting, Wrestling, Wushu

New Sports Introduced For For Asian Games 2010:

Cricket, Dance Sport, Dragon Boat, Roller Sports, Chess

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