Incheon Asian Games 2014 Holds Grand finale with Closing Ceremony
On the sporting side, there were 17 world records, 34 Asian records, and 116 Asian Games records. It is noticeable that 37 countries out of 45 NOC members won medals while China dominated the medal tables and South Korea and Japan rounded out the top three.
XD motion provided all specialty cameras for Athletics, Swimming and Rowing.
Athletics: X fly 3D and X track 100 meters double heads (Hi Speed and standard HD). These cameras were also in action during the opening and the closing ceremonies.
Swimming/Synchro/Diving: X fly 2D, X track 50 meters double heads, Underwater cameras and track, Plungcam
Rowing: Cine G Gyro stabalized head on travelling car crane.
Furthermore, one of the more memorable parts of the closing ceremony was the video featuring all participants involved with the 2014 Asian Games for the past 16 days in Incheon. All of them have been diligently working through sweat and tears, fierce competitions, and many other emotional moments. This video allowed them to look back on their precious memories in Incheon.
The closing ceremony was composed of three parts after the welcoming performances. The concert ceremony welcomed spectators with performance of the group “The Yul,” who was awarded at the Incheon Original Peace Song Festival, and La Boheme. A girl group Sistar’s performance was the third perform in the opening.
The Part one delivered the message of peace and appreciation through the chorus of Rainbow Choir that is comprised of multicultural children. The National Dancers’ beautiful dance of “Flowers of Heaven,“ Sogo-dance and performance of National Traditional Music Center, and Takwondo exhibition of Kukkiwon were very inspirational.
The national flag of Korea was carried by honorable Korean medalists of the Incheon Asian Games; footballer Im Chang-woo, taekwondo player Lee Dae-hoon, athletics medalist YeohoSua, cyclist Cho Ho-sung, rhythmic gymnast SohnYeon-jae, bowler Lee Na-young, archery Lee Teuk-young, and shooter Kim Min-ji.
As the atmosphere became festive with the cheerful sound of drums, which was played by the 200-person Serotonin Drum Club, all delegations from 45 countries and volunteers entered the stadium. Indonesia, which is the host country of the 18th Asian Games in its capital city Jakarta in 2018, captured the audience with dramatic martial arts and traditional dance.
The flame, which has been burning for 16 days, was extinguished as the Korean National Dance company danced the “Crane dance” for peace on the special stage in front of the flame-holder. The flame was ignited by the new technology that combines water and oil to become unity. Brilliant fireworks, along with Big Bang’s jubilant performance, ended the finale of the closing ceremony.
The main theme of the closing ceremony was “Asia Will Remember Incheon Forever.” While the opening ceremony showed the past, present and the future of Asia and symbolized Incheon as a city where all 4.5 billion Asians meet, the closing ceremony delivered meaningful stories that allow participants to remember Incheon where all become one.
Two high-ranking North Korean officials, Vice Chairman Hwang Pyong-so of the National Defense Commission, Secretary Choe Ryong-hae of the North Korea’s Ruling Workers Party made an unexpected visit to the closing ceremony to cheer for their delegations. South Korean Prime Minister Jung Hong-won watched the closing ceremony, sitting near them after having official meetings with North Korean officials.