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Guangzhou all set to host 2010 Asian Games
A total of 476 events in 42 sporting disciplines will be contested by athletes, making it the largest event in history of Asian Games. The Guangzhou Asian Games will feature 42 sports, including 28 Olympic sports and 14 non-Olympic sports.
THE 2010 Asian Games, also known as the 16th Asian Games are scheduled to take place in the Chinese city of Guangzhou from November 12 to November 27 2010. Guangzhou is the second city in China to host the Games after Beijing in 1990. A total of 476 events in 42 sporting disciplines will be contested by athletes, making it the largest event in history of Asian Games.
 
The Guangzhou Asian Games will feature 42 sports, including 28 Olympic sports and 14 non-Olympic sports. Some non Olympic games which will make their debut in the upcoming Asian Games includes Dragon Boat, Twenty20 cricket and dance sport.

Guangzhou was awarded the right on July 1, 2004. Guangzhou came after the withdrawal of several cities like Amman, Kuala Lumpur and Seoul. The games will also be co-hosted by Dongguan, Foshan and Shanwei, Guangzhou's neighbouring cities.

The events will be held across 53 venues and 17 training venues will be available for the Games. The Asian Games venues are Zhongda Gymnasium, Triathlon Venue, Huashi Gymnasium, Huangcun Sports Base, Huagong Stadium, Huagong Gymnasium, Guangyao Gymnasium, Guangwai Gymnasium, Guanggong Gymnasium, Guanggong Cricket Stadium, Guangda Gymnasium, Aoti Tennis Centre, Aoti Shooting Range, Aoti Main Stadium, Aoti Hockey Field, Aoti Baseball Field, Aoti Archery Range, Aoti Aquatics Centre, University Town Main Stadium, Tianhe Tennis School, Tianhe Stadium, Tianhe Softball Field, Tianhe Natatorium, Tianhe Bowling Hall, Tainhe Gymnasium, Shanwei Water Sports Centre, International Rowing Centre, Guangzhou Velodrome, Guangzhou Shotgun Centre, Guangzhou Gymnasium, Guangzhou Equestrian Venue, Guangzhou Chess Institute, Guangti Gymnasium, Guangdong People's Stadium, Guangdong Gymnasium, Zengcheng Gymnasium, Zengcheng Dragon Boat Lake, Nansha Stadium, Huangpu Stadium, Huangpu Gymnasium, Huadu Stadium, Foshan Gymnasium, Foshan Aquatics Centre, Dragon Lake Golf Club, Dongguan Gymnasium, Dafushan Mountain Bike CourseBeach Volleyball Venue, Asian Fames Town Gymnasium.
 
The Sixteenth Asian Games 2010 will mark the attendance of various sports event like Dance/Kayak, Cycling, Boxing, Bowling, Billiard Sports, Basketball, Baseball, Badminton, Athletics, Archery, Aquatics, Modern Pentathlon, Karate, Kabaddi, Judo, Hockey, Handball, Gymnastics, Golf, Football, Fencing, Equestrian, Dragon Boat, Dance Sport, Cricket, Chess, Wushu Wrestling, Weightlifting, Volleyball, Triathlon, Tennis, Taekwondo, Table Tennis, Squash, Softball, Shooting, Sepaktakraw, Sailing, Rugby, Rowing, Roller Sports.
 
The opening ceremony will be held on November 12, 2010 on Haixinsha Island in the Pearl River. Opening ceremony will begin at 20:04 (local time) and Asian Games closing ceremony will be held on November 27, 2010, with the performances to begin at 20:06 (local time).
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