Incheon, South Korea To Use National Sports Festival To Prep For 2014 Asian Games
Incheon, South Korea Deputy Mayor Jo Myoung-u said that the city "hopes to use an upcoming national multisport competition to prepare for a larger international event it will host next year," according to YONHAP. Incheon will stage the 94th National Sports Festival from Oct. 18-24, "bringing together 22,000 athletes and 8,000 officials in 44 medal sports and two demonstration events." The city "will also hold the 2014 Asian Games next September." Jo said, "The most important task for us at the National Sports Festival is to prepare ourselves for the Asian Games" (YONHAP, 10/2).