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2007 FIBA Asia Championship for women
Incheon, South Korea
Samsan World Gym
From 03-10 June 2007
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Only Champions book ticket to Beijing
Only the champion of the 2007 FIBA Asia Championship for Women will have his ticket secured for the 2008 Olympic Basketball Tournament for Women in Beijing. If China will be the champion, then this right goes to the Vice- Champion, as China is already qualified as host team.
But for those who will not reach the Final in Incheon, Korea on 10th June, there will be a second chance for two Asian women’s’ teams in the FIBA Olympic Qualifying Tournament for Women. This tournament will be played from 9th – 15th June 2008 in a country and city still to be decided. FIBA will make this decision in December 2007.
The two Asian teams for the 2008 FIBA Olympic Qualifying Tournament for Women will be the two best placed teams of the 2007 FIBA Asia Championship for Women in Korea after the champion and excluding China.
City of Incheon, Korea
Incheon is a metropolitan city and a major seaport on the west coast of South Korea, near Seoul.
Human settlement at the location goes back to the Neolithic. In modern times Incheon became important because its location on an estuary made it a good harbor; when the port was founded in 1883, the city, then called Chemulpo, had a population of only 4,700. Incheon is now home to almost 2.5 million people, and is also under the control of one of the two free economic zone authorities in Korea, aimed at attracting foreign investment; the city aims to turn itself into a financial and corporate hub along with the Busan-Jinhae Free Economic Zone Authority.
The city boundaries include an area of 964.53 km², of which 21 percent is rice paddies and another 44 percent is forested.
Incheon is regarded as part of the greater Seoul metropolitan area due to its close proximity to the capital, and the fact that the Seoul Metropolitan Subway and the Incheon Subway systems are linked. Incheon is, however, a major city in its own right and is a separate jurisdiction from Seoul.
The city is home to K-League soccer team Incheon United, the KBL basketball team Inchon ET Land Blackslamers, and KBO baseball team SK Wyverns. Incheon was also one of the venues for the 2002 Football World Cup.
On April 19, 2007, Incheon was selected as the host city for the 2014 Asian Games, beating out New Delhi.
Samsan World Gym
Site Area: 50,020m2
Total Construction Area: 43,029m2
Construction Area: 9,819m2
Structure: Three stories above. Two stories below
Seats: 7,504 seats (Fixed seats : 4,878 seats, moveable seats : 2,626 seats)