Busan 2002
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
14th Asian Games  Busan 2002
Opening Ceremony 29 Sep 2002
Closing Ceremony 14 Oct 2002
Host City Busan
Country Korea
Nations Participating 44
Athletes Female 1967 Male 4605
Events 419
Sports 38
Sports/Disciplines 38
Volunteers 16086
Media 6406
Participating NOCs
AFG Afghanistan
KOR Korea
QAT Qatar
BRN Bahrain
KUW Kuwait
KSA Saudi Arabia
BAN Bangladesh
KGZ Kyrgyzstan
SIN Singapore
BHU Bhutan
LAO Laos
SRI Sri Lanka
BRU Brunei Darussalam
LIB Lebanon
SYR Syria
CAM Cambodia
MAC Macau
TPE Chinese Taipei
CHN China
MAS Malaysia
TJK Tajikistan
MDV Maldives
THA Thailand
HKG Hong Kong
MGL Mongolia
TLS Timor-Leste
IND India
MYA Myanmar
TKM Turkmenistan
INA Indonesia
NEP Nepal
UAE United Arab Emirates
IRI Iran
OMA Oman
UZB Uzbekistan
JPN Japan
PAK Pakistan
VIE Vietnam
JOR Jordan
PLE Palestine
YEM Yemen
KAZ Kazakhstan
PHI Philippines
Sports / Disciplines
Swimming ASW
Archery AR
Athletics AT
Badminton BD
Baseball BB
Basketball BK
Billiards Sports BS
Bodybuilding BO
Bowling BW
Boxing BX
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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Asian Marks

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Emblem, Busan 2002
The emblem of the 14th Busan Asian Games embodies the spirit of the city of Bu

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Mascot, Busan 2002
The mascot for the 14th Asian Games represents the pure and dynamic image of a

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Medals, Busan 2002
Gold medal obverse

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Torch, Busan 2002


Asian Results

Final Medal Table

Sport Federations

Asian Federations

International Federations

Video Gallery

The Games of your life...
Video Dated: 20.10.2002
Duration: 03:30