The 16th Asian Games 2010
The 2010 Asian Games held at Guangzhou, China, has come to an
end on November 27, 2010 after 16 days of fierce competition. Medals were up for grabs across 42 different disciplines,
and 45 Asian nations sent in their best athletes to try and win as many medals
The 16th Asian Games 2010 started
Guangzhou, China with a grand opening ceremony on November 12, 2010. The entire Opening Ceremony of the Guangzhou Asian
games took place outside the venue, on an island on the Pearl River Water and land formed the part of the stage for the opening ceremony..
The Opening Ceremony took place with grand stagecraft, costumes, fireworks and performers
welcoming participants. Around 14,000 athletes from 45 countries and territories will compete in 42 sporting events
until 27th of this month. For the first time in history, the ceremony was not held inside the stadium; instead, it was held along the Pearl River on
With the Chinese Premier Wen Jiabao sitting among the people, the
opening ceremony unfolded on 44 boats on the Pearl River and the countdown for the Ceremony began with pyrotechnics on the 600-metre tall
TV tower. It was followed by LED monitors unfurling icons of the games to be played, along with the Asian Games 2010 logo.
The giant sail-shaped LED screens - Guangzhou's USP as the aerostat was
to the Commonwealth Games 2010, reflected and magnified every twist of poetic
motion that was produced on the dais even as conventional props such as kapok flowers, palm leaves, fishing women with lanterns were used in the
dance dramas. Sheer respect for the 'mother river' of Guangzhou is stated to be the prime reason.
(Where in Delhi Games mother Yamuna was totally neglected).
The official website of Asiangames 2010