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17th Asian Games: Incheon 2014

chinadaily.com.cn |  Updated:2020-06-09

The 2014 Asian Games officially opened in Incheon, a western port city in South Korea on Sept 19, 2014, and ran through to Oct 4, 2014.

It was the third time Korea had hosted the Olympic Council of Asia's showpiece event, following Seoul in 1986 and Pusan in 2002. The slogan was "Diversity Shines Here".


Emblem of the 17th Asian Games [Photo/ocasia.org]

The main body of the emblem of the 17th Asian Games was the first letter of "Asia". It looked like a huge wing, and in the upper left was a radiant sun, symbolizing the theme of all Asian people flying hand in hand.


Mascots of the 17th Asian Games [Photo/ocasia.org]

The mascots of the 17th Asian Games were three cartoon images based on the harbor seal of Baengnyeong Island. Their names were "Light", "Wind" and "Dance", which represent hope, speed and optimism.

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