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17th Asian Games INCHEON 2014 2014.9.19~10.4 D-DAY


Supporters > Introduction to Supporters

  • The dictionary definition of supporters encompasses the plural form of words such as “advocate,” “sponsor,” and “upholder,” as well as ”fan of a specific sports team.”
  • Incheon Asian Games Supporters are people from diverse countries and backgrounds, who are invested in the success of the 2014 Asian Games in Incheon.

The Incheon Asian Games Supporters group has the traits of a ‘club’ that guarantees freedom and liberty. It is a civil community of Koreans and foreigners.

The promotion performed by supporters from 45 member states will support effective PR for the 2014 Asian Games in Incheon. In addition, a key objective of Incheon Asian Games Supporters is to create a friendly atmosphere in which all can freely participate as a means to promote a successful 2014 Asian Games in Incheon.

  • To encourage friendships with those who have interest in future visits or who have already visited the member state through missionary activities, student exchanges, backpacking, dispatched services, etc. An additional goal is to promote friendships with residents who have a connection with member states through marriage, foreign labor, business, etc.
  • To sublimate the 17th Asian Games in Incheon as a harmonious festival, not only for Incheon residents, but for all 4 billion Asians. An additional goal is to enhance exchanges in diverse areas such as economy, society, culture, art, etc.

Title of the supporters would be 〇〇〇 Nation Incheon supporters. So in the case of Bhutan, it would be “Bhutan Incheon Supporters.”

  • Conduct welcoming & farewell events in airports, or provide billeting for the teams of member states.
  • Establish cheering parties for each member state, and cheer for the respective team in the stadium.
  • Provide translation and guiding services to the teams and related people through language and culture training.
  • Seek and work for further civil exchanges, cooperation and friendship with Incheon.
  • Promote a unified Asia by sharing emotions and feelings through consolatory activities in the event of disasters and calamities.

  • Recruited On/Off-Line from March, 2011.
  • On-line application is possible through the Supporters Application Menu on the official website of the 2014 IAGOC
  • Off-line application by the general public is possible through visits or mail from the self-governing administration department of Incheon City Hall. Multi-cultural families and foreigners can apply through the Incheon Center for International Cooperation & Exchange (ICICE). University students can apply through the Training Support Office.

  • Consists of entire organizations and organizations for each member state for systematic activities.
  • Entire Organization: Executive Committee (Approx. 10), Board of directors (Approx. 100), Members (Approx. 5,000)
  • Organization for each member state: 1 President, 2 Vice Presidents, 1 Auditor, 1 Secretary General, 1 Director, 400〜4,000 Members

When composing executive organization for each member state, it must include 1 supporter from the member state (Foreigner)

  • Provide language and culture training for supporters who wish to learn and understand the culture and lifestyle of member states.
  • Provide training in up to 15 languages widely used in major Asian nations, such as Malay-Indonesia, Vietnamese, Russian, etc.
  • Languages for corresponding nations
    대상언어별 사용국가
    No Language Nation
    1 Malay-Indonesian Brunei, Malaysia, Indonesia, East Timor
    2 Vietnamese Vietnam
    3 Burmese Myanmar
    4 Persian Iran, Afghanistan
    5 Mongolian Mongolia
    6 Thai Thailand
    7 Lao Laos
    8 Hindi India
    9 Khmer Cambodia
    0 Bengali Bangladesh
    11 Dhivehi Maldives
    12 Nepali Nepal
    13 Urdu Pakistan
    14 Sinhalese Sri Lanka
    15 Russian Turkmenistan, Uzbekistan, Kazakhstan, Kyrgyzstan, Tajikistan
  • Culture training is divided into the 5 domains of East Asia, Southeast Asia, South Asia, Central Asia, and West Asia. Training in topics such as tea ceremony, silk-road, Arabian culture experience, etc. will be provided.
  • Nations and training topics for each domain
    Nations and training topics for each domain
    Domain Nation Culture Training Example
    East Asia
    (8 Nations)
    South Korea, North Korea, China, Hong Kong, Macao, Taiwan, Mongolia, Japan Tea ceremony, indigenous products, cooking, etc.
    Southeast Asia
    (11 Nations)
    Brunei, Indonesia, Malaysia, East Timor, Myanmar,
    Laos, the Philippines, Singapore, Thailand, Vietnam, Cambodia
    History lecture, royal family introduction, fruits, indigenous products, etc.
    South Asia
    (8 Nations)
    Afghanistan, Bangladesh, Maldives, India, Bhutan,
    Nepal, Pakistan, Sri Lanka
    Himalayas, tourism, silk-road, etc.
    Central Asia
    (5 Nations)
    Turkmenistan, Uzbekistan, Kazakhstan, Kyrgyzstan, Tajikistan Culture, tourism, photography exhibition, etc.
    West Asia
    (13 Nations)
    Bahrain, Iraq, Jordan, Kuwait, Lebanon,
    Oman, Palestine, Qatar, Saudi Arabia, Syria,
    United Arab Emirates, Yemen, Iran
    Arabian culture, tourism, belly dancing, etc.