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Psy, EXO and JYJ Kick off the Incheon Asian Games in Style: Photos, Video

September 19, 2014 at 4:00 pm EDT

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Let the games begin! Many of Korea's biggest pop stars and hottest starts came to support one of the country's biggest sporting events on Friday, September 19.

The likes of JYJ, Psy and the boys of EXO hit the stage to kick off the 2014 Incheon Asian Games in front of over 60,000 fans and broadcast in over 45 countries.

The show — which was held at the Incheon Asiad Main Stadium — was based around a unity in diversity theme entitled "One Asia."

Incheon Asian Games ambassadors JYJ got the party started after the flame was lit with a performance of "Only One", the event's official song. The trio followed up with a rendition of their English-language track, "Empty."

PSY performed Champion and Gangham Style at the opening ceremony of the 2014 Incheon Asian Games at the Incheon Asiad Main Stadium on September 19 Credit: Jeon Han/ Ministry of Culture, Sports and Tourism Korea

PSY performed Champion and Gangham Style at the opening ceremony of the 2014 Incheon Asian Games at the Incheon Asiad Main Stadium on September 19
Credit: Jeon Han/ Ministry of Culture, Sports and Tourism Korea

To further add to the hype of the sixteen-day athletic event, EXO showed off their high-energy dance skills in a medley performance that included hits "Growl" and "Wolf."

Over 60,000 fans cheered for EXO at the opening ceremony on September 19 at the Asiad Main Stadium Credit: Jeon Han/ Ministry of Culture, Sports and Tourism Korea

Over 60,000 fans cheered for EXO at the opening ceremony on September 19 at the Asiad Main Stadium
Credit: Jeon Han/ Ministry of Culture, Sports and Tourism Korea

Despite some mic issues, JYJ performed the event's theme "Only One" to a packed out stadium Credit:  Jeon Han/ Ministry of Culture, Sports and Tourism Korea

Despite some mic issues, JYJ performed the event's theme "Only One" to a packed out stadium
Credit: Jeon Han/ Ministry of Culture, Sports and Tourism Korea

Top film and drama actors such as Jang Dong Gun, Kim Soo Hyun and Hyun Bin also made appearances at the star-studded event, which was directed by film director Im Kwon Taek and Korea’s Got Talent judge Jang Jin.

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The Asian Games will conclude on October 4 with a closing ceremony including stages from Sistar and BIGBANG, as well as an all-new performance from Psy.

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