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Asian Games: Incheon 2014 by the numbers

Hong Kong: 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

61,000: capacity of Incheon Asiad 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

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

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

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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