The mascot for the 16th Asian Games was recently unveiled at a press conference held in Guangzhou, China.
The 16th Asian Games will take place in Guangzhou, on November 12-27, 2010. The Asian Games are the equivalent of the Olympic Games but on the Asian continent scale. Trampoline was included in the official program of the Asian Games for the first time at the 2006 Asian Games held in Doha, Qatar. The first Asian Games Champions in trampoline were Huang Shanshan (CHN) in the women's and Que Zhicheng (CHN) in the men's. The 17th Asian Games will take place in Incheon, South Korea, on September 18-October 4, 2014.
The Guangzhou Asian Games Organizing Committee (GAGOC) unveiled the official mascots labeled "mascots in motion" at a press conference held on August 19, 2009. The official mascot are Le Yangyang, which appears to be a goat, and its four friends, A Xiang, A He, A Ru, and A Yi, which seem to be young goats. Together, their names phonetically (Xiang He Ru Yi Le Yangyang) mean peace, harmony, and great happiness. It is meant as a symbol of Guangzhou people's hope that the Asian Games will bring luck, harmony, joy, success, and great happiness.