Source: Xinhuanet

04-16-2007 17:05

KUWAIT CITY, April 15 (Xinhua) -- India's Delhi and South Korea's Inchon are competing here for the host city of Asian Games 2014.

The bid winner is expected to be announced on Tuesday during the forthcoming meeting of the Olympic Council of Asia (OCA) general assembly.

An Indian delegation, including a galaxy of famous sports champions, statesmen and lawmakers have came to Kuwait in order to rally support as much as possible.

Noting that the first Asian Games were held by India in 1951, Indian delegation presented a fact that the South Asian country has not hosted the games since 1982, while its opponent, South Korea, last hosted the Games in 2002.

Meanwhile, South Korea's Bidding Committee Chairman Shen Yong Suk boasted in a news release his country's experience in the organization of Asiad 1986, Olympic Games 1988, World Football Cup2002 and Asiad 2002.

Inchon is the third key city in South Korea, the release said, which enjoys sports infrastructure facilities, and has one of the largest airports in Asia, in addition to watercourses and the best means of transport in the region.

He expressed confidence that Inchon would be able to provide all potential to a wonderful Asiad 2014, thus enabling the Koreans to share "Asian honor" with all the Asian peoples.


Editor:Liu Fang