Asian Games 2010
posted on 15th Nov 2010
The 2010 Asian Games are scheduled to be held in Guangzhou city of China from November 12 to 27. After a successful hosting of Olympics in 2008, the “dragon” is all set to host the second largest sporting event after the summer Olympics. The XVI Asiad will have more than 10,000 athletes from 45 Asian countries, competing for supremacy in Asia in 42 sports. A total of 476 events will be contested by athletes in these 42 sports, making it the largest event in the Games' history.
the capital of Guangdong province in China is the host city of XVI Asiad along with Foshan, Dongguan and Shanwei as co-host. The South Chinese city was awarded rights to host the Games on July 1, 2004 after the withdrawal of Kuala Lumpur and Seoul. A total of 12 competition venues have been selected to host the 42 sports in Asian Games 2010. The 15th Asiad will be broadcasted LIVE on Ten Sports every day from November 13 to November 26, 2010. The total cost of staging the Asian Games and the Asian Para Games in Guangzhou has been estimated to $17 billion. After a successful Commonwealth Games 2010, Indian contingent is geared for Asian Games challenge. In billiards, Pankaj Advani and Geet Sethi mean business. However, there are some challenges before Indian athletes in other sports. Respite of all these factors, India is expected to improve on its tally of 54 medals at previous Asian Games held in Doha, Qatar.
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