Busan 2002

Opening Ceremony 29 Sep 2002
Closing Ceremony 14 Oct 2002
Host City Busan
Country Korea, Republic of
Nations Participating 44
Athletes 6572
Events 419
Sports 38
Sports/Disciplines 38
Volunteers 16086
Media 6406

Description

The 14th Asian Games were held in Busan, South Korea from September 29 to October 14, 2002. A total number of 6572 athletes competed, coming from 44 countries.

There were 38 sporting events and 18,000 journalists, officials and athletes. It was the first time in the history of the Asian Games that all 44 member nations of the Olympic Council of Asia participated. That included North Korea, which sent an unprecedented delegation to South Korea, and Afghanistan, which returned to the Asian Games for the first time since the Taliban had come to power.

Body building made its debut as an event. Officially opened by President Kim Dae-jung Stadium Busan Asiad Stadium

SPORTS / DISCIPLINES

  • Aquatics
  • Archery
    AR
  • Athletics
    AT
  • Badminton
    BD
  • Baseball
    BB
  • Basketball
    BK
  • Billiards Sports
    BS
  • Bodybuilding
    BO
  • Bowling
    BW
  • Boxing
    BX
  • Canoe / Kayak
    • Canoe / kayak
      CK
  • Cycling
    CY
  • Equestrian
    EQ
  • Fencing
    FE
  • Football
    FB
  • Golf
    GO
  • Gymnastics
    GY
  • Handball
    HB
  • Hockey
    HO
  • Judo
    JU
  • Kabaddi
    KA
  • Karate
    KR
  • Modern Pentathlon
    MP
  • Rowing
    RO
  • Rugby
    RU
  • Sailing
    SA
  • Sepaktakraw
    SE
  • Shooting
    SH
  • Soft Tennis
    ST
  • Softball
    SO
  • Squash
    SQ
  • Table Tennis
    TT
  • Taekwondo
    TK
  • Tennis
    TE
  • Volleyball
    VB
  • Weightlifting
    WL
  • Wrestling
    WR
  • Wushu
    WU

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