<![CDATA[영문 News]]> /en/Promote/News/Detail/160 <![CDATA[영문 News]]> /en/Promote/News/Detail/160 ko incheonAG 2014-03-24 오후 3:15:25 2014-03-24 15:15:25 | Kim Sun-Hyoung <![CDATA[Chinese Media Delegation Visits Incheon]]> /en/Promote/News/Detail/160 /en/Promote/News/Detail/160  

 

 

A delegation 20 people from major Chinese media organizations, including People’s Daily, China Youth Daily, China Radio International, Xinhua News Agency, and CCTV-5, visited the 2014 Incheon Asian Games Organizing Committee (IAGOC) on Friday, March 21.

 

The delegation was visiting Incheon as a stop on a six-day tour of Korea organized by the Korea Tourism Organization to promote Korean sports tourism among the Chinese public.  The visitors looked around the Incheon Asiad Main Stadium in northern Incheon and attended a press conference and a presentation by the IAGOC at its headquarters building in Songdo, Incheon, followed by a reception dinner.

 

Dr. Kwon Kyung-sang, the Secretary General of IAGOC, said in his remarks, “We at the Incheon Asian Games Organizing Committee are doing our utmost to make the 17th Asian Games the most efficient and cost-effective Asian Games in history, to make it a new model for future host countries.”  The visitors were particularly interested and asked questions on issues like the concepts of the Asian Games Opening Ceremony on September 19, the goal of Incheon to make the Asian Games an environment-friendly Games, and the “Vision 2014” program which Incheon Metropolitan City has been operating since 2007 to help smaller sporting countries in Asia.

 

The visiting group showed increasing interests of the Asian countries in the Asian Games, which is around six months away, and Dr. Kwon requested contribution by the Chinese media to attract more public interest in China for the Incheon Asian Games.

 

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2014-03-24 오후 3:15:25
2014-03-19 14:38:43 | Kim Sun-Hyoung <![CDATA[PR Roadshow in New Delhi]]> /en/Promote/News/Detail/159 /en/Promote/News/Detail/159 (Photo description: (from l. to r.) Mr. Kim Young-soo, Ms. Deepika Kumari, Mr. Sushil Kumar, Mr. Narayana Ramachandran)

 

 

 

The 2014 Incheon Asian Games Organizing Committee (IAGOC) held a PR roadshow in New Delhi, India, on March 18.

 

In attendance at the event held at the Hyatt Regency Delhi were: Mr. Kim Young-soo, the president of IAGOC; Mr. Narayana Ramachandran, the president of the Indian Olympic Association; Mr. Jitendra Singh, the Minister of State for Youth Affairs and Sports of India; Mr. Raja Randhir Singh, the Secretary General of the Olympic Council of Asia; and around 100 guests from the government, sports, and the media.

 

At the roadshow, Mr. Sushil Kumar, a wrestler who was the 2010 World Champion and medalist at both 2008 and 2012 Olympics, and Ms. Deepika Kumari, an archer who is currently ranked No. 2 in the world, were appointed as the Goodwill Ambassadors in India for the 2014 Incheon Asian Games.  The IAGOC also donated grants to the Pullela Gopichand Badminton Foundation and the Markandeshwar Hockey Center, in order to support these sports in India.

 

President Kim also visited the Dhyan Chand National Stadium in New Delhi, where flame for the Torch of the 2014 Asian Games will be lighted on August 6.  The Stadium was the venue of the first Asian Games in 1951, and from 2014 on, it will be the venue of the lighting of the Torch flame of all future Asian Games.

 

President Kim said in his remarks, “It is very special to hold the 2014 Asian Games PR roadshow in New Delhi, the home of the very first Asian Games.  On behalf of the Incheon Asian Games Organizing Committee, I would like to extend gratitude to the Indian Olympic Association for helping us organize this roadshow.  We at the Organizing Committee will do our utmost to make the 2014 Asian Games an occasion for all Asians to come together for peace and harmony in our continent.”

 

President Ramachandran remarked, “The Indian Olympic Association will do our best to provide support and assistance to contribute to the success of the Incheon Asian Games.”

 

The New Delhi event followed the five PR Roadshows that were held last year, in Tashkent, Uzbekistan; Dubai, the UAE; Singapore; Hanoi, Vietnam; and Guangzhou, China.

 

 

 

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2014-03-19 오후 2:38:43
2014-03-03 15:23:14 | Kim Sun-Hyoung <![CDATA[Slugger Choo Shinsoo Becomes Incheon AG Goodwill Ambassador]]> /en/Promote/News/Detail/158 /en/Promote/News/Detail/158  

 

 

Choo Shinsoo, a Korean baseball player playing for the Texas Rangers in the American Major League Baseball, has been appointed as a Goodwill Ambassador of the 2014 Incheon Asian Games.

 

The 2014 Incheon Asian Games Organizing Committee (IAGOC) has revealed the news on March 3, which marks the D-200 countdown to the opening of the 2014 Asian Games.  “Choo Shinsoo is one of the most successful sportsmen from Korea and one of the most successful Asian players in the Major League Baseball.  We believe he is an ideal star to promote the Asian Games to all the people in Asia, and we are thrilled to have him as the Goodwill Ambassador of the 2014 Asian Games,” said the IAGOC statement.

 

Mr. Choo accepted the appointment as the Goodwill Ambassador at the Texas Rangers spring camp in Surprise, Arizona.  “I am honored to be appointed as the Goodwill Ambassador of the 2014 Incheon Asian Games,” he said.  “I would have loved to play in the Asian Games once again, but unfortunately, the MLB season schedule conflicts with the Asian Games.  It was a great experience to win the gold medal in Guangzhou in 2010, and even though I cannot participate this time, I wish all the success to the Korean national team to win the gold medal in Incheon for the second time in a row.”

 

Mr. Choo won the gold medal in 2010 Guangzhou Asian Games as a member of the Korean team.  He has been playing in the MLB since 2006, first with the Seattle Mariners, then successively with the Cleveland Indians and the Cincinnati Reds.  In the last season with the Reds, Choo achieved the landmark record of 21 home runs, 20 steals, 107 runs, and 112 four balls.  After the 2013 season, he became a free agent and signed a contract with the Texas Rangers for $130 million for 7 years.

 

 

 

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2014-03-03 오후 3:23:14
2014-03-03 10:19:57 | Kim Sun-Hyoung <![CDATA[200 Days to the 2014 Incheon Asian Games!]]> /en/Promote/News/Detail/157 /en/Promote/News/Detail/157  

 

 

March 3, 2014 is the 200-day mark to the opening of the 2014 Incheon Asian Games on September 19.  To commemorate the occasion, the 2014 Incheon Asian Games Organizing Committee (IAGOC) revealed a photograph of a body performance that formed “AG D-200”.

 

The Seojung Dance, a creative dance troupe that finds inspiration from traditional Korean dance motifs, performed the body formation.  Lee Mi-hee, the founder and artistic director of the Seojung Dance, was a choreographer for the opening ceremony of the 2005 Asian Athletics Championships in Incheon, and planned the body performance to wish the success of another major international sporting event being held in Incheon.

 

Ms. Lee said, “This is the biggest international sporting event in Korea in 12 years.  I hope the 2014 Incheon Asian Games will be the most successful Asian Games ever.”

 

 

 

 

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2014-03-03 오전 10:19:57
2014-02-28 15:50:05 | Kim Sun-Hyoung <![CDATA[Incheon Asian Games Day for Basketball]]> /en/Promote/News/Detail/156 /en/Promote/News/Detail/156  

Mr. Kim Young-soo (left), the president of IAGOC, gives a speech at the Incheon ETLand Elephants game.

 

 

 

The Incheon ETLand Elephants, the professional basketball team based in Incheon, held an “Incheon Asian Games Day” on February 27, at their home game against the Busan KT Sonic Boom at Incheon Samsan World Gymnasium.  The Incheon Asian Games Day was celebrated as an event to mark the D-200 countdown to the Games that will open on September 19.

 

Over 1,300 fans were invited to the game through online events on the various SNS sites of the 2014 Incheon Asian Games Organizing Committee (IAGOC).

 

To mark the special event, several activities were planned at the game to promote the 2014 Incheon Asian Games.

 

“Barame”, “Vichuon”, and “Chumuro”, the three harbor seal mascots of the 2014 Asian Games, greeted the crowd at their entrance to the arena.  Mr. Kim Young-soo, the president of IAGOC, who has served as the Commissioner of the Korean Basketball League (KBL) from 2004 through 2008, presented a special message at the game to encourage citizens’ interests and participation at the Asian Games.

 

The Incheon players wore special uniforms at the game, with 2014 Incheon Asian Games marks.  Then, the music video of “Only One”, the Incheon Asiad theme song, was shown on the big screen at the arena, and cheerleaders performed to the song during technical time-outs.  A fun event for the fans were held during the half-time, when they had a chance to participate in a “triathlon” of games that symbolize the pursuit of excellence in “Citius, Altius, Fortius”.

 

 

 

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2014-02-28 오후 3:50:05
2014-02-26 10:44:18 | Kim Sun-Hyoung <![CDATA[2014 AG Ticket Designs Are Revealed]]> /en/Promote/News/Detail/155 /en/Promote/News/Detail/155  

 

The 2014 Incheon Asian Games Organizing Committee has revealed the designs for the admission tickets of the 2014 Asian Games.

 

There will be three types of tickets to the Asian Games – those for the Opening Ceremony, the Closing Ceremony, and the Games competitions.

 

The VIP tickets to the Opening and Closing Ceremonies will be made in the form of cards with strings, so the holders can keep them as souvenirs.  The ticket design has the image of the Incheon Asiad Main Stadium in the background, and the three Games mascots at the bottom.

 

The competition tickets are colored in white and green, to symbolize the environmental-friendliness of the Games, and the three mascots are in the image of cheering on the competitors.

 

The prices for admission to the Opening and Closing Ceremonies range from 100,000 won to 1,000,000 won, depending on the class of the tickets.  The tickets to the competitions run from 5,000 won to 100,000 won.  All prices for the tickets are based on the Korean Won, and the current exchange rates, fees, and handling charges may apply for overseas purchase.

 

 

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2014-02-26 오전 10:44:18
2014-02-14 15:44:41 | Kim Sun-Hyoung <![CDATA[Media Accreditation Process Begins]]> /en/Promote/News/Detail/154 /en/Promote/News/Detail/154  

 

 

The 2014 Incheon Asian Games accreditation process for the Korean and the international media has begun.

 

Just as in the accreditation of the Olympic Council of Asia (OCA) Family, National Olympic Committees of the participating countries, and the international federations and Asian federations of the participating sports, the accreditation of the members of the media participating at the 2014 Asian Games will be processed through the 17th Asian Games Incheon 2014 Online Accreditation System.

 

The Media Accreditation Guide and other detailed information and instructions concerning online media accreditation process can be found at http://www.incheon2014ag.org/en/Media/accreditation.

 

The media personnel covering the 2014 Asian Games must be affiliated with organizations that are authorized by their respective National Olympic Committees.  Therefore, media personnel who wish to cover the Games in Incheon need to contact their NOCs for the information and procedures for the media accreditation process specific to their own countries.  The IDs and passwords that are needed to log into the online accreditation system will be provided by the NOCs.  All media accreditation applicants must submit their applications through the online accreditation system.

 

As for the international news and photo agencies and media groups that are not under the jurisdiction of a particular NOC, and the media organizations from countries that are not part of the OCA, they need to contact Media Support Team of the 2014 Incheon Asian Games Organizing Committee (IAGOC) at mediad@incheon2014ag.org for the media accreditation procedure.

 

After the accreditation applicants are authorized by their NOCs and the IAGOC, and complete the online application, they will be reviewed by the OCA for final approval.  Only the accredited persons will be able to reserve accommodation at the official Asian Games hotels.

 

The deadline for the media accreditation online application is May 20, Korea Standard Time.

 

 

 

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2014-02-14 오후 3:44:41
2014-02-11 10:39:49 | Kim Sun-Hyoung <![CDATA[Tissot Launches 2014 AG Special Collection]]> /en/Promote/News/Detail/153 /en/Promote/News/Detail/153  

 

 

The Swiss watchmaker Tissot, the official timekeeper of the 2014 Asian Games, and the 2014 Incheon Asian Games Organizing Committee (IAGOC) held a launching ceremony for the company’s 2014 Asian Games Special Collection at the Park Hyatt Seoul on February 10.

 

The launching ceremony was attended by Mr. Kim Young-soo, the president of IAGOC; Mr. François Thiébaud, the president of Tissot; and Mr. Kwon Kyung-sang, the secretary general of IAGOC.  A video presentation and a product presentation about the Special Collection were made at the event.  Some 50 members of the media covered the event.

 

Mr. Thiébaud introduced the eight watches in the Special Collection, and revealed that each of the watches will be available to the public for purchase gradually from March to September, when the 2014 Asian Games opens.

 

Mr. Kim, who returned from attending the Opening Ceremony of the Sochi Winter Olympics, thanked Tissot for launching the 2014 Asian Games Special Collection, and remarked, “The Sochi Opening Ceremony was very impressive, and made me more committed to make the Asian Games a memorable event like the Sochi Winter Olympics.”

 

 

 

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2014-02-11 오전 10:39:49
2014-01-21 16:42:16 | Kim Sun-Hyoung <![CDATA[IAGOC Holds Media Luncheon]]> /en/Promote/News/Detail/151 /en/Promote/News/Detail/151  

 

 

The 2014 Incheon Asian Games Organizing Committee (IAGOC) held a Media Luncheon with some of the major members of the Korean and international media in Seoul on January 20.

 

Held at the Korea Press Center, the Luncheon was attended by Mr. Kim Young-soo, the president of IAGOC; Mr. Kwon Kyung-sang, the secretary general of IAGOC; Mr. Im Kwon-taek, the director of the 2014 Asian Games Opening & Closing Ceremonies; and Mr. Jang Jin, the producer of the 2014 Asian Games Opening & Closing Ceremonies.  The media in attendance included KBS, MBC, SBS, Chosun Ilbo, Joongang Ilbo, Donga Ilbo, AFP, Tokyo Shimbun, TV Asahi, EPA, Sipa Press, Chinese Economic Daily, and Dalian Radio & TV.

 

The Luncheon included a brief presentation on the current state of preparations of the 2014 Asian Games and a question-and-answer session.  Mr. Kim remarked that the remaining eight months of preparations until the opening of the 2014 Asian Games will be a period of developing interesting contents to attract spectators to the Games.  Mr. Im and Mr. Jang explained some concepts of the Opening & Closing Ceremonies, that they will be an occasion of mixture of the diverse and colorful cultures of Asia, and a combination of humanism and technology.  To the question about the possibility of North Korea’s participation in the Incheon Games, Mr. Kwon replied that there is no official confirmation from North Korea about their participation in the 2014 Incheon Asian Games, but that there is no reason that North Korea will not participate in the 2014 Games, and that Incheon will welcome them wholeheartedly should they choose to participate.

 

Mr. Kim requested the media to work with the IAGOC for the coverage of the Asian Games and he assured the IAGOC’s commitment to provide the necessary information and services to facilitate the work of the media during the 2014 Incheon Asian Games.

 

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2014-01-21 오후 4:42:16
2014-01-16 14:49:03 | Kim Sun-Hyoung <![CDATA[2014 Incheon Asian Games World Broadcasters Meeting Opens]]> /en/Promote/News/Detail/150 /en/Promote/News/Detail/150  

 

 

The World Broadcasters Meeting (WBM) for the Rights-Holding Broadcasters of the 2014 Incheon Asian Games opened on January 15, at Sheraton Incheon Hotel in Songdo, Incheon.

 

The WBM is a gathering of some 180 participants from the Incheon Host Broadcasting Management (IHB), the international host broadcaster of the 2014 Incheon Asian Games; the 17 Rights-Holding Broadcasters; SK Telecom, the Official Telecommunications Sponsor; and Hanjin, the Official Logistics Supplier.  The Games management and plans for international broadcast feed production are discussed at the WBM.  Among the international Rights-Holding Broadcasters are NHK and TBS from Japan, CCTV from China, TPT from Thailand, I-Cable from Hong Kong, and the Asia-Pacific Broadcasting Union.

 

After discussing the general preparations and technical details of the broadcasting plans and facilities, the participants will tour some of the major venues of the 2014 Asian Games on Thursday, including the Incheon Asiad Main Stadium, Munhak Park Tae-hwan Aquatics Center, the Media Village, and the International Broadcasting Center.  Each Rights-Holding Broadcaster will also have independent meetings with the IHB to discuss their broadcasting plans.

 

 

 

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2014-01-16 오후 2:49:03
2014-01-10 18:08:26 | Kim Sun-Hyoung <![CDATA[2014 Incheon Asian Games Brief]]> /en/Promote/News/Detail/149 /en/Promote/News/Detail/149

 

 

 

The year 2014 that will see the 17th Asian Games in Incheon has begun.  Covering the continent of 45 countries and 4.5 billion people, the Asian Games is one of the biggest and most prominent international sporting events in the world.  The Incheon Asian Games will be held from September 19 through October 4, 2014, and is expected to see the participation of some 9,000 athletes competing in 36 sports.  Although North Korea remains the sole country not to confirm participation yet, the organizers are holding hopes high for its participation and expect to welcome all 45 nations that are members of the Olympic Council of Asia, the main international body for the Asian Games.

 

Some 200,000 foreign visitors are expected to come to Incheon for the Asian Games and 200 million viewers will watch the Games through media around the world.  The 2014 Incheon Asian Games Organizing Committee (IAGOC) has strived to make these Games the most economically effective Games in history, which will be the stepping stone for Incheon’s growth as a hub city in Asia and an occasion for all the Asians to celebrate peace and harmony.  Also, the IAGOC has worked to make the Games environmentally-friendly, reducing carbon emission as much as possible and campaigning for a Green Asian Games.

 

Test events were held in Incheon to check the operation of Games facilities and work force, such as the 2013 Asian Indoor and Martial Arts Games and the 2013 Korean National Sports Festival.

 

The Sports

 

The previous Asian Games in Guangzhou, China, had 42 sports for competition, but in Incheon, there will be 36 sports.  The reason for this was the decision by the Olympic Council of Asia, the organizer of the Asian Games, regarding concerns that there are too many sports being played in the Games.  As a result, it was decided that in 2014 Incheon Asian Games, there will be competitions for 28 Olympic sports such as athletics, basketball, and football, plus 8 non-Olympic sports that are particularly influential in Asia.  These 8 sports are baseball, bowling, cricket, kabaddi, karate, sepaktakraw, squash, and wushu.

 

Sports such as athletics, badminton, baseball, basketball, football, swimming, table tennis, and volleyball are expected to be the most popular at the Games.  Asian Games is also an important occasion for the relatively lesser known sports that originate from Asia, such kabaddi, sepaktakraw, and wushu, and provide a chance to promote these sports around the world.

  

The Athletes

 

The participating countries have various systems to select the national teams in each sport, and they will make the final selections for their national teams as the time of the Games approaches.  But as Asia includes some of the leading sporting nations in the world, such as China, the host nation of Korea, Japan, Kazakhstan, and Iran, which all placed among the top 20 nations in the 2012 Olympics medal ranking, the Asian Games provides the highest international-level competition in many sports, including archery, badminton, gymnastics, and table tennis. 

 

Athletes will be competing in 437 events in the 36 sports.  Many top Korean stars, such the swimmer Park Tae-hwan, rhythmic gymnast Son Yeon-jae, gymnast Yang Hak-seon, and badminton’s Lee Yong-dae are expected to excel at the Games, and other top Asian stars such as the badminton world number-one Lee Chong Wei, gymnast Kohei Uchimura, swimmer Sun Yang, and table tennis player Ma Long are anticipated to take part in the Games.

 

The Venues

 

There will be 49 competition venues and 48 training facilities used in the Asian Games, and several new venues are being completed in succession.  Since Songnim Gymnasium (the venue of volleyball competition) opened in last September, 6 of 10 new venues, including Yeorumul Tennis Courts, Ganghwa Dolmens Gymnasium (Taekwondo, table tennis), Gyeyang Gymnasium (karate, badminton), Munhak Park Tae-hwan Aquatics Center, and Namdong Asiad Rugby Field have completed construction last year.  The Incheon Asiad Main Stadium, located in the northern part of Incheon, and with a seating capacity of 62,818, is 85% completed, with a target competition date in late April, 2014.

 

Some of the competition venues are located in the neighboring cities of Incheon, such as Anyang, Bucheon, Goyang, and Suwon.  These include Anyang Hogye Gymnasium (bowling), Bucheon Gymnasium (sepaktakraw), Goyang Stadium (football), and Suwon Gymnasium (handball).

 

Cultural Programs

 

The cultural programs at the Asian Games will be divided into the Games Countdown events, the Games Eve events, Asian Games cultural events, and Athletes' Village events.

 

The Countdown events will begin with the D-100 event in June for the opening of the Incheon Asiad Main Stadium.  Large-scale performances that are focused on the “Korean Wave” will attract attention from home and abroad.

 

The Eve events will not only include the K-Pop programs, but various programs from other Asian countries, to make a colorful smorgasbord of Asian culture and performances.

 

Cultural programs during the Games will provide the spectators with attractions to see, eat, and entertain, to help them fully enjoy the Games.  National and civic cultural and performance groups will entertain the audience, and various events that feature the diverse Asian cultures, such as Asian Food Festival, Asian Youth Jamboree, Asian Dance Festival, and Songdo Global Cultural Festival will be held.

 

At the Athletes’ Village, various high-level events will be held to entertain the athletes and to help them relax from the stresses of competition during the Games.

 

Asian Games Promotion and Marketing

 

The IAGOC initiated the Asian Games promotion in full force through Korean Wave on September 1 last year with the concert Incheon Korean Music Wave 2013 and the installation of the Asian Games Countdown Clock in front of the Incheon City Hall.

 

On October 24, IAGOC held a PR roadshow in Hanoi, Vietnam, the host city of the next Asian Games in 2019.  The 2014 Asian Games Goodwill Ambassadors and K-Pop superstars JYJ participated in the event, and JYJ’s Incheon Asiad Song “Only One” and its accompanying dance was introduced there.  On November 21, another PR roadshow was held, featuring again JYJ, in Guangzhou, China, the host city of the previous Asian Games of 2010.

 

“Cheer Asia” is the theme for overseas PR roadshows, and the spirit promotes not only the goal of contributing to the peace and harmony of Asia through Asian Games, but it radiates through the “Only One” song, which is a light and cheerful tune that everyone can dance to.

 

The IAGOC is targeting to attract 200,000 visitors from overseas to the 2014 Asian Games.  This number is 10% of the overall target number of spectators.  Incheon Metropolitan City and the IAGOC are in development for a basic strategy for a profit-producing Asian Games by attracting tourists from overseas, especially China.  The organization is also working with travel agencies and Olympic Committees of each participating nation to develop travel packages to Incheon that include Asian Games competition admission tickets.

 

The Incheon Asian Games currently has 22 corporate sponsorships, which are distinguished by varying levels of support by the corporations.  The “Prestige Partners”, which is the highest level of sponsorship, include Samsung Electronics, Korean Air, SK Telecom, Hyundai-Kia Motors, 361°, and Shinhan Bank.  The “Partner” sponsors include Tissot and Pocari Sweat, and “Supplier” sponsors include Hanjin, Dongbu Insurance, and SK Planet.

 

Media and Broadcasting

 

Korea Broadcasting System (KBS) and Munhwa Broadcasting Corporation (MBC) have been selected as host broadcasters of the 2014 Incheon Asian Games, and their joint venture Incheon Host Broadcasting Management (IHB) was launched last May.

 

In addition to KBS and MBC, 10 other Korean broadcasters and overseas broadcasters such as CCTV and HBS will participate in the international signal production of IHB.  50 outside broadcast vans and 520 cameras will be used to produce 70 broadcasting feeds in 36 sports competitions and events, including the Opening and Closing Ceremonies.  HS Ad, a subsidiary of LG Group, was selected as the production agency for the Opening and Closing Ceremonies.

 

The Asian Games News Service (AGNS) will be provided by Herald Corporation in Korean and English.  The International Broadcasting Center (IBC) will be housed in Songdo Convensia, the convention center in the New Songdo City of Incheon, and the Main Press Center (MPC) will be located in the Songdo International Business District Building adjacent to the Convensia.  There will be Sub-Media Centers at the Games venues – 38 Sub-Broadcast Centers at competition venues, and 50 Sub-Press Centers, including those at Athletes’ and Media Village.

 

Accommodation

 

The Athletes’ and Media Village is located in central Incheon, and will provide over 3,300 units and 9,560 rooms for the participating athletes and media persons.  The Village construction will be completed in June.  The Games is expected to draw some 2 million domestic and overseas visitors to Incheon.  27 hotels are designated as the official hotels of the 2014 Asian Games, including the Headquarters Hotels of Oakwood Premier Incheon, Songdo Park Hotel, and the Hyatt Regency Incheon.  Various smaller hotels, motels, hostels, guest houses, host families, and temple stays in and around Incheon are waiting to welcome the visitors.

 

Accreditation

 

All participants at the 2014 Asian Games must be accredited by the organizers.  Different categories of participants, such as athletes, officials, media, and volunteers, follow different procedures for accreditation.

 

An online accreditation system was opened in December for persons affiliated with the Olympic Council of Asia, National Olympic Committees of the participating countries, and the international federations and Asian federations of the participating sports at the 2014 Asian Games.  These and some 120 other authorities and organizations are responsible for approving the persons who will be accredited to participate in the Games.  The IAGOC has provided the online accreditation page address, IDs, and passwords to the approving organizations responsible for accreditation.  Individual applicants for accreditation will be given this login information by their affiliated organizations in due time, which will allow them access to the online accreditation system.

 

The online accreditation system is expected to handle the accreditation of some 100,000 persons involved at the 2014 Asian Games.

 

Preparations for participation of North Korea

 

The IAGOC believes that there is a good chance that North Korea will participate in the Asian Games in Incheon, and is preparing a master plan in preparation for that participation.

 

To the most recent Asian Games held in Korea, the 2002 Busan Asian Games, North Korea sent 316-person delegation (184 athletes, 132 officials).  There, South Korean and North Korean delegations entered the Opening Ceremony together, relayed the Games Torch together, and participated in cultural programs together.  North Korea also sent 244 persons (164 athletes, 80 officials ) to 2006 Doha Asian Games, and 304 persons to 2010 Guangzhou Asian Games (188 athletes, 116 officials), which leaves hope that they will also participate in the 2014 Incheon Asian Games.

 

 

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2014-01-10 오후 6:08:26
2014-01-02 17:47:31 | Kim Sun-Hyoung <![CDATA[2014: The Year of Asian Games Is Here!]]> /en/Promote/News/Detail/148 /en/Promote/News/Detail/148  

 

 

With the dawn of the year 2014, the year of the 17th Asian Games in Incheon, the 2014 Incheon Asian Games Organizing Committee (IAGOC) held an organization-wide meeting on January 2, the first work day of the year.

 

The 439 members of IAGOC gathered in the meeting to boost their commitment and determination for flawless preparations for the Incheon Asian Games, which will open on the 19th of September, 260 days from now.

 

Mr. Kim Young-soo, the president of IAGOC, said in his remarks, “We have a mission to make perfect preparations for the success of the 2014 Incheon Asian Games, to make it a stepping stone for the city of Incheon to grow as a global city.  We must correct any shortcomings that exist now, and work together to make the best synergy in our preparations.”

 

At the meeting, the IAGOC members also had an opportunity to present their New Year resolutions and to greet each other to increase their camaraderie.

 

 

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2014-01-02 오후 5:47:31
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2013-12-30 오후 6:10:54
2013-12-16 17:24:02 | Kim Sun-Hyoung <![CDATA[AG Tourism Promotion in Indonesia]]> /en/Promote/News/Detail/146 /en/Promote/News/Detail/146  

 

 

The 2014 Incheon Asian Games Organizing Committee (IAGOC) participated in the “Korea Tourism Week 2013” in Jakarta, Indonesia, over the weekend, to attract Indonesian tourists to the Asian Games next year.

 

The Korea Tourism Week 2013 in Jakarta was organized by Korea Tourism Organization from December 13 through 15, as an event to promote tourism in Korea for the occasion of the 2014 Asian Games in Incheon.  During the event, local media and the tourism industry in Indonesia were invited to attend the press conference and various presentations on the Asian Games ticketing process and tourist packages.  Some 2,000 people gathered at the event.

 

Also to celebrate the event, a Korean Tourism Night and a Korean Wave Festival were held to draw the local crowd.  The Korean Wave Festival, held at a large shopping mall, was an especially large attraction for the locals.  Thousands of people visited the promotion booths and watched promotional videos for the Asian Games and the JYJ music video for the Incheon Asiad Song, “Only One”.

 

The event was held to promote the Asian Games in Southeast Asia, and the IAGOC will continue with similar events throughout Asia next year in order to promote and attract tourists to the Asian Games.

 

 

 

 

 

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2013-12-16 오후 5:24:02
2013-12-09 16:00:18 | Kim Sun-Hyoung <![CDATA[2014 AG Online Accrediation System Is Open]]> /en/Promote/News/Detail/145 /en/Promote/News/Detail/145  

 

 

The 2014 Incheon Asian Games Organizing Committee (IAGOC) has opened the online accreditation system for the 17th Asian Games on Friday, December 6.

 

Through this online accreditation system, persons affiliated with the Olympic Council of Asia, National Olympic Committees of the participating countries, and the international federations and Asian federations of the participating sports at the 2014 Asian Games will be able to apply for accreditation through April 30, 2014.

 

Accreditation of participating persons at the Asian Games is a necessary procedure to facilitate the entry and departure of athletes and officials in and out of Korea and to designate appropriate authority and access to relevant venues and facilities of the Games operation staff.

 

The IAGOC has provided the online accreditation page address, IDs, and passwords to the 122 organizations responsible for accreditation.  Individual applicants for accreditation will be given this login information by their affiliated organizations, which will allow them access to the accreditation system.

 

Starting with the opening of this Games Family accreditation, similar procedures for the accreditation of the media, volunteers, and Games operation staff will begin at appropriate times, and relevant persons will be notified of the details in due time. 

 

The online accreditation system is expected to handle the accreditation of some 100,000 persons involved at the 2014 Asian Games.

 

 

 

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2013-12-09 오후 4:00:18
2013-12-04 11:20:53 | Kim Sun-Hyoung <![CDATA[Chefs de Mission Seminar Held for 2014 AG Participating Countries]]> /en/Promote/News/Detail/144 /en/Promote/News/Detail/144  

 

 

The 2014 Incheon Asian Games Organizing Committee (IAGOC) and the Olympic Council of Asia (OCA) held the Chefs de Mission Seminar on December 1 and 2 for the countries that will participate in the 17th Asian Games Incheon 2014.

 

Chefs de Mission are the persons who lead their nations’ delegations at the Asian Games.  43 of the 45 National Olympic Committees under the OCA (except North Korea and India) participated in the Seminar that was held at Hyatt Regency Incheon.  Various information and material relevant to the participation in next year’s Asian Games was presented to the delegations, including competition, accreditation, entry and departure, transportation, accommodation, anti-doping, and confirmation of national anthems and flags. 

 

The delegations also toured Games competition venues, including the Incheon Asiad Main Stadium, where the Opening and Closing Ceremonies will be held, and the Athletes’ Village.

 

 

 

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2013-12-04 오전 11:20:53
2013-12-03 15:09:04 | Online PR Team <![CDATA[IAGOC Recruiting the Bloggers]]> /en/Promote/News/Detail/143 /en/Promote/News/Detail/143  

 

The 2014 Incheon Asian Games Organizing Committee (IAGOC) is looking for the members of “Incheon Asian Games Crew(IAG Crew)” who will produce the contents for their official blog (http://blog.incheon2014ag.com). The IAGOC had already recruited 5 members as the 1st group from fluent English speakers who were currently living in Korea and they had successfully done their period of activity. The result of the 1st group of the Crew was evaluated as it has enriched the contents of the blog satisfying the taste of the foreign readers outside of the host country, Korea.


The IAGOC is recruiting 20 members of the Crew this time, until December 22. They will start their activity beginning from the next year on January and last for 5 months. The current residency does not matter as long as they are able to produce creative articles in English or even in Chinese. To apply, you can download the application at the blog(http://blog.incheon2014ag.com/CREW), fill in the blanks and then submit it through e-mail(iagoc@incheon2014ag.org).


The person in charge of this program said that this would be the best chance for those who are interested in an international mega sports event and want to be a part of it. The Crew will expand into a larger group with the correspondents from each of OCA member states and the IAGOC is aiming to make the event, the first “Social Asian Games” ever through the active uses of social media services to communicate abroad.  

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2013-12-03 오후 3:09:04
2013-11-27 10:21:27 | Kim Sun-Hyoung <![CDATA[Incheon Tour & Leisure Sports Fair Opens on Friday]]> /en/Promote/News/Detail/142 /en/Promote/News/Detail/142  

 

 

The 2014 Incheon Asian Games Organizing Committee will hold the 2013 Incheon Tour & Leisure Sports Fair at the Incheon Songdo Convensia from November 29 through December 1.  The Fair will be held as an event to mark the 300-days countdown to the opening of the 2014 Incheon Asian Games.

 

All of the countries that will participate in the 2014 Asian Games will set up cultural and tourism promotion booths at the Fair, along with participation of some 150 organizations and companies in 400 booths.  The Fair will also feature various exhibition halls.  “Hall of the Asian Games” will introduce the history, sports, and results at the previous Asian Games.  “Tourism Promotion Hall” will introduce various tourist sites and attractions in and out of Korea.  “Leisure Sports Hall” will exhibit sports equipment and offer various trial sessions in sports such as rock climbing and powered paragliding.  And the “Asian Food Festival Hall” will host a food court of various Asian cuisines.

 

Also, cultural events and prize giveaways will be held to attract visitors to the Fair.  The Fair is expected to not only attract visitors to the 2014 Asian Games but to serve as a catalyst of growth for the tourism, leisure, and sports industries in Incheon.

 

The official opening of the Fair will be held at 11am on Friday, with attendance by Mr. Kim Young-soo, the president of the 2014 Incheon Asian Games Organizing Committee, and the civic representatives and the members of the diplomatic community of Asia in Korea.

 

 

 

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2013-11-27 오전 10:21:27
2013-11-22 11:19:42 | Kim Sun-Hyoung <![CDATA[Last PR Roadshow in Guangzhou]]> /en/Promote/News/Detail/141 /en/Promote/News/Detail/141  

 

 

The 2014 Incheon Asian Games Organizing Committee held the last of the 2014 Asian Games PR roadshows in Guangzhou, China, on November 21.  Similar to the Hanoi roadshow in October, the Guangzhou event consisted of a press conference in the morning and a JYJ showcase in the evening.

 

The press conference was attended by JYJ, the Goodwill Ambassadors of the 2014 Incheon Asian Games; Mr. Song Young-gil, the mayor of Incheon Metropolitan City; Mr. Kim Young-soo, the president of the 2014 Incheon Asian Games Organizing Committee; and over 100 persons, including government officials, sports officials, and diplomatic corps of Korea and China, and members of the media.

 

Mr. Song, in his remarks, said, “It is very special to hold this roadshow in Guangzhou, the host city of the 16th Asian Games.  We in Incheon will do our utmost to make the 17th Asian Games in our city a festival of peace and harmony for all Asians.”

 

The showcase at the Guangzhou Gymnasium featured JYJ, the k-pop superstars, who performed their Incheon Asiad song, “Only One”, with 7,000 fans in the audience.  The show also included Poppin’ Hyun Joon, the famous Korean b-boy; Park Ae-ri, the Korean Pansori singer; and Miso, the Korean traditional dance troupe.

 

JYJ remarked, “We are truly thankful for all the interests and enthusiasm from our Chinese fans for the Incheon Asian Games and our song ‘Only One’.  We are glad that this showcase has given a chance for us and our Chinese fans to share and enjoy this occasion together.”  They also said, “We are honored to be the Goodwill Ambassadors of the 2014 Incheon Asian Games, and we will do our part to contribute to the success of the Games next year.”

 

The 2014 Asian Games Overseas PR Roadshows have been held in five cities all over Asia since May, in Tashkent, Uzbekistan; Dubai, the UAE; Singapore; Hanoi, Vietnam; and Guangzhou, China.

 

 

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2013-11-22 오전 11:19:42
2013-11-15 14:10:35 | Kim Sun-Hyoung <![CDATA[IAGOC - ABU Sign English Commentary Service Agreement for 2014 AG Broadcasting]]> /en/Promote/News/Detail/140 /en/Promote/News/Detail/140 photo description: Mr. Gil Hwan-yeong, the president of KBS and of the ABU (left) and Mr. Kim Young-soo, the president of the IAGOC

 

 

 

The 2014 Incheon Asian Games Organizing Committee (IAGOC) and the Asia-Pacific Broadcasting Union (ABU) signed an English commentary service agreement for the 2014 Asian Games host broadcasting services on Friday, November 15, 2013.

 

The agreement signing ceremony was held at the Korean Broadcasting System (KBS) building in Seoul.  Mr. Kim Young-soo, the president of the IAGOC, and Mr. Gil Hwan-yeong, the president of KBS and of the ABU, signed the agreement as the representatives of the two parties.

 

Competitions in all 36 sports and the Opening and Closing Ceremonies will be broadcast live or recorded by the host broadcaster during the 17th Asian Games from September 19 through October 4, 2014.  The ABU will provide English commentary service for 12 most popular sports at the Games.

 

The Asia-Pacific Broadcasting Union signed a partnership MOU with the IAGOC in September this year.  It is a non-profit, non-governmental organization of broadcasters that was founded in 1964.  With 3 billion viewers and 254 member companies in 64 countries in the Asia-Pacific region, it is one of the largest broadcasting organizations in the world.

 

 

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