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WATCH: 2014 Asian Games With Gangnam Style

Participants and spectators converged in South Korean city of Incheon for the opening ceremony of the 17th Asian Games. The four-hour ceremony features 10 thousand athletes, a fireworks display and performances by singer PSY and other local pop stars.

Artists perform during the opening ceremony for the 17th Asian Games in Incheon, South Korea,Friday, Sept. 19, 2014.  (AP Photo/Lee Jin-man)
KPOP Artists perform at the 17th Asian Games in Incheon, South Korea,Friday, Sept. 19, 2014. (AP Photo/Lee Jin-man)

The Incheon Asian Games opening ceremony kicked off in a blaze of colors and music on Friday (Sep 19). The spectacular affair boasts South Korea’s past and future by using digital technology.

Dancers perform during the opening ceremony of the 2014 Asian Games at the Incheon Asiad Main Stadium in Incheon on September 19, 2014.     AFP PHOTO / PRAKASH SINGH
Dancers perform during the opening ceremony of the 2014 Asian Games at the Incheon Asiad Main Stadium in Incheon on September 19, 2014. AFP PHOTO / PRAKASH SINGH

Forty-five delegations from across Asia and the Middle East, including North Korea, will file past dignitaries including South Korean President Park Geun-Hye for a ceremony where the top-priced ticket seats cost $1,000.

The 17th Asiad includes the full Olympic programme plus Asian favourites like kabaddi and wushu, making for a packed schedule of 36 sports with 439 gold medals on offer.

Speculation rose on Friday that the Games’ symbolic flame will be lit by actress Lee Young-Ae, the star of the historical Korean drama “Dae Jang Geum” which was a massive hit across Asia.


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Written by Marc Tiu

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