Asian Games: Incheon 2014 by the Numbers

Updated: 17 September 2014 18:12 IST

Key numbers for the Asian Games, which will open in Incheon, South Korea, on September 19.

Asian Games: Incheon 2014 by the Numbers
This general view shows the main stadium for the upcoming 2014 Asian Games in Incheon on August 26, 2014. The 2014 Asian Games will take place between September 19 and October 4, with Asia's top athletes competing across 36 sports. © AFP

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Key numbers for the Asian Games, which will open in Incheon, South Korea, on September 19:

- 2,000,000,000: approximate cost in US dollars -- roughly one-tenth of what China spent on the 2010 Guangzhou Games (Also Read: Five Memorable Asian Games Moments)

- 61,000: capacity of Incheon Asian Games Main Stadium, venue for the opening and closing ceremonies and track and field

- 30,000: staff working at the event, which finishes on October 4

- 13,000: athletes and officials taking part, similar to the Summer Olympics (Read: What to Expect From India)

- 9,296: media personnel registered

- 6,800: security guards on site

- 900: Chinese athletes taking part, nearly one-tenth of the total number of athletes (China Hope Swim King Sun Will Shine)

- 439: gold medals up for grabs, down from 477 four years ago at Guangzhou 2010

Asian Games Mascot
Asiann Games mascots Barame (L), Vichuon (C) and Chumuro (R) posing on the flag plaza of the Athletes' Village.

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- 267: North Korean athletes and officials, one of the biggest delegations to South Korea since the end of Korean War hostilities in 1953

- 49: sports venues to be used, ranging from the glittering main stadium to squash courts and the Chungju Tangeum Lake International Rowing Center

- 45: countries and territories taking part, encompassing the Middle East, Central Asia and South, Southeast and East Asia

- 36: different sports contested, including the full Olympic programme plus regional favourites like wushu and kabbadi

- 15: days of full competition, starting on September 20 and finishing on October 4

- 3: harbour seals, named Barame, Vichuon and Chumuro, who are the official Incheon Asian Games mascots.

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