3 Dec 2010 by ssattri
Guangzhou Asian Games 2010
- Duration: November 12 to 27, 2010
- Host City: Guangzhou
- Co-Host Cities: Shanwei, Dongguan and Foshan.
- Participation: 45 Asian nations will join this event in 42 different sports.
- Official Website: http://www.gz2010.cn/en/
The Guangzhou 2010 Asian Games, or the XVI Asiad, as it is also known, will most likely follow the impressive pattern set by the Beijing 2008 Olympic Games, i.e., the Guangzhou 2010 Asian Games will most likely be a spectacular event. The event, which takes place later this fall (November 12th-27th), will also be the last of its kind, since the Olympic Council of Asia (OCA), under whose auspices the Asiad is held, has decided to restructure the event, such that it will no longer be on the sweeping scale that it has developed into in recent years.
Given that the current host is China and given that the XVI Asiad marks the end of an era, as it were, the Chinese hosts are most likely to make the XVI Asiad a sports celebration to remember, so if you are a diehard sports enthusiast, the place to be during the latter half of November of this year is decidedly Guangzhou!
Guangzhou Asian Games 2010 Medal Tally