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Incheon 2014 holds groundbreaking ceremony
Incheon 2014 holds groundbreaking ceremony


25 May 2011
Incheon, Korea: Construction of the sporting venues for the 2014 Asian Games in Incheon, Korea, is underway. IAGOC (Incheon Asian Games Organising Committee) and the Incheon city government held a groundbreaking ceremony for the construction of a new swimming complex at Incheon Munhak Stadium on Tuesday, May 24. The three-story building will house three pools and seat 3,000 spectators. It is expected to be completed in May 2013.

Incheon city mayor Song Young Gil, the Vice Minister of Culture, Sport and Tourism, Park Sun Kyu, and the Secretary General of IAGOC, Kwon Kyung sang, attended the ceremony and delivered the congratulatory address.

Incheon will begin the construction of five stadiums next month including the main arena and a stadium in Gyeyang district.

The Incheon Asian Games will open September 19, 2014, and continue for 16 days to October 4. Some 20,000 athletes and officials from the OCA’s 45 affiliated National Olympic Committees will compete in 36 sports.
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