Incheon Asian Games Torch Lit in New Delhi

The torch carrying the flame for the Incheon Asian Games is shown during the flame lighting ceremony at New Delhi Stadium in India on Saturday. /Xinhua-Newsis The torch carrying the flame for the Incheon Asian Games is shown during the flame lighting ceremony at New Delhi Stadium in India on Saturday. /Xinhua-Newsis

The torch of the Incheon Asian Games was lit on Saturday at New Delhi Stadium in India, where the sporting event was held for the first time.

The Games officially kick off Sept. 19.

Until now, the torch has been customarily lit in the host country. Incheon's organizing committee came up with the idea to light the torch both in the host country and in New Delhi, in order to acknowledge the sporting event's history.

The idea has been accepted by the Olympic Council of Asia.

The torch will travel through China to arrive in Incheon on Aug. 13, where it will be combined with another flame lit on Mt. Mani, Ganghwa Island, on the 12th.

englishnews@chosun.com / Aug. 11, 2014 09:43 KST