2010 Asian Games which also known as the 16th Asiad set to be held from November 12 to 27, 2010, at Guangzhou in China. This venue is the biggest and most prosperous city of Southern China. It is world’s largest sports event after the Summer Olympic Games almost runs for fifteen days. Asian Games is held every four years. More information about Guangzhou 2010 Asian Games can be found at www.gz2010.cn whivh is the official website for Guangzhou 2010 Asian Games, China. The most useful thing of the website is that it available in both version Chinese and English.
For the 2010 Asian Games, KPMG Huazhen is the exclusive supplier of accounting advisory services including professional audit, tax, and financial and risk advisory services with the Guangzhou Asian Games Organising Committee (GAGOC). The second time Asian Game will be held in China, first time it was held in Beijing in 1990. Shanwei, Dongguan and Foshan are co-host cities for Asian Games 2010 while Guangzhou as the host city of this event.
It is expected that this event to be attract more than 12, 000 competitors from 45 countries, ensuring plenty of drama in the competitions for glory. The Asian Games is recognized by International Olympic Committee (IOC). 2010 Asian Games includes total 476 events in 42 sports that will be contested by athletes. The new hosting rules have been enforced by the Olympic Council of Asia (OCA) for future games, which will start with the 2014 Games, therefore Guangzhou, will be the last one to have presented such big events.
Main features of Guangzhou 2010 Asian Games, China
- 42 different sports and athletes from 45 Asian nations
- Like the Olympics, the Asian Games are held every four years
- First-time tourists can see one of China’s relatively prosperous and big urban areas
- Guangzhou is one of China’s big megacities with convenient and rapid transportation from Hong Kong and a fairly convenient subway/Metro system. Read information on the Guangzhou Metro system
- It is an Asian Olympics and the second largest multi-sport event after the Olympics
On 12 November, 2010 opening ceremony will be scheduled for 2010 Asian Games at Haixinsha Island in the Pearl River. The ceremony will be directed by Chen Weiya, the assistant director of the 2008 Summer Olympics in Beijing. In a special interview, Chen revealed that the ceremony “will surprise the world”. Ceremony will be start at 20:04 (UTC+8), with some 7,000 peoples contributed to the ceremony, team parade will be held at 21:00 (UTC+8), while “mysterious” lightning ceremony will be held at 21:42 (UTC+8). The ceremony will be held one by one at the sea and land. Closing ceremony will be on November 27, 2010, with a flag handover to 2014 Games will also include in this ceremony.
Aquatics, Archery, Athletics, Badminton, Baseball, Basketball, Boxing, Bowling, Billiard Sports, Cycling, Dance/Kayak, Chess, Cricket, DanceSport, Dragon Boat, Equestrian, Fencing, Football, Golf, Gymnastics, Handball, Hockey, Judo, Kabaddi, Karate, Modern Pentathlon, Roller Sports, Rowing, Rugby, Sailing, Sepaktakraw, Softball, Shooting, Squash, Table Tennis, Taekwondo, Tennis, Triathlon, Volleyball, Weightlifting, Wrestling, Wushu
- 1st Phase: January-March 2010, tickets on sale to public
- 2nd Phase: July-August 2010, tickets on sale to public
- 3rd Phase: October 2010, End of Asian Games
The ticket timeline of Guangzhou 2010 Asian Games divided in three phases. First phase was closed in the month of March. The 2nd phase for the Opening and Closing Ceremonies of the Guangzhou 2010 Asian Games and Asian Para Games was closed at 5pm Beijing Time on August 15 2010.
For those fans, who had lost chance of above two phase to tickets booking they have another remain third phase which will begin from October 2010 to end of Asian games. The tickets can be booked at the Games’ Official Ticketing Website or the Official Ticketing Outlets at 400 branches of the Industrial and Commercial Bank of China (ICBC) across China before the ending of third phase of booking. Check out the 2010 Asian Games Official Ticketing Website to book tickets online.
For the Asian Games 2010 Opening Ceremony five thousand tickets will be available to the publics and 5,000 for the Closing Ceremony, ranging from RMB1, 600 to 6,800. 10,000 tickets will be on sale for the Asian Para Games Opening Ceremony and another 10,000 for the Closing Ceremony, ranging from RMB50 to 1,000.Ticket prices are different for the different events and matches. Most tickets range beginning from about 10 RMB or 1.50 USD to 400 RMB or 58 USD. The Opening Ceremony tickets are very costly it ranging from 1,600 RMB or 230 USD to 6,800 RMB or a cool grand in USD.
For any enquiry call at Guangzhou Asian Games Ticketing Hotline 86-20-1258088 and for more information visit www.gz2010.cn