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Asian Games Puts Guangzhou on World Map

The 16th Asian Games, part of the worldwide Olympic movement and governed by the Olympic Council of Asia (OCA), came to an end Friday November 26 with Guangzhou taking its place as a major world destination.


The Guangzhou Asian Games was the largest in OCA history with 9,704 athletes from 45 Asian countries and regions attending along with 4,983 team officials, 4,191 technical officials and 9,939 media professionals from 888 media organizations.


A total 1,400 random doping tests have been carried out, including both urine tests and blood tests with only two positive test results.


During the Closing Ceremony on Haixinsha Island, the theme was “Please Leave Your Song Behind”, echoing the theme of the Opening Ceremony. The Asian Games flag handover ceremony also took place from Guangzhou to the 2014 Incheon Asian Games Organizing Committee.