A multi-sports event, Asian Games, which is formally known as Asiad, held each four years among athletes from all over the Asia. Since the first Games in New Delhi, India until 1978 Games, Asian Games Federation (AGF) regulates the games. Olympic Council of Asia (OCA) commenced these games since 1982 after the dissolved of Asian Games Federation. The International Olympic Committee (IOC) recognizes the Games and these games are described as the second largest multi-sport event after the Olympic Games.
More than any other nation, four Asian Games has been hosted by Thailand after twice secured the Games from the crisis. At-least one Asian Game has been already hosted by only nine nations in the history. Including Israel, which expelled being part of the Games since their last participation in 1974, 46 nations already participated in the Games.
In year 2010, Asian Games, which is known as 16th Asiad, will be played from November 12 to November 27, 2010 in Guangzhou, China. Shanwei, Dongguan and Foshan are co-host cities. In 1990, Beijing had hosted the Games and now after that Guangzhou is the second city in China to host the Games. 2010 Asian Games consists total 476 events in 42 sports that will be contested by athletes, which will make it the largest event in history of the Games. Olympic Council of Asia (OCA) has enforced new hosting rules for future games, which will start with the 2014 Games. So that Guangzhou will be the last one to have presented such big events.
Features of 2010 Asian Games:
- 42 different sports and athletes from 45 Asian nations
- It is an Asian Olympics and the second largest multi-sport event after the Olympics
- Like the Olympics, the Asian Games are held every four years
- First-time tourists can see one of China's relatively prosperous and big urban areas
- Guangzhou is one of China's big megacities with convenient and rapid transportation from Hong Kong and a fairly convenient subway/Metro system. Read information on the Guangzhou Metro system
The 2010 Asian Games schedule has not been published currently. As soon as the schedule is made public, we will post it on this page for your information and planning purposes.
Guangzhou 2010 Asian Games ticket timeline was divided in three phases. Its first phase was closed in the month of March. For the Opening and Closing Ceremonies of the Guangzhou 2010 Asian Games and Asian Para Games, the tickets booking had closed its 2nd phase at 5pm Beijing Time on August 15. But the third phase will be started from October 2010 to end of Asian games. Public can still submit applications at the Games' Official Ticketing Website (tickets.gz2010.cn) before the ending of third phase of booking or the Official Ticketing Outlets at 400 branches of the Industrial and Commercial Bank of China (ICBC) across China.
Ticket prices are not fixed and differ for the different events and matches. Most tickets range is from about 10 RMB or 1.50 USD to 400 RMB or 58 USD. The Opening Ceremony tickets are very costly: ranging from 1,600 RMB or 230 USD to 6,800 RMB or a cool grand in USD. For tickets booking visit https://tickets.gz2010.cn/AGTicketing/14002/HTML/EN/main.html?lang=en
The Official Ticketing Hotline: +8620 1258088
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