With the 2010 Asian Games kicking off in Guangzhou, China, on November 7, Beijing is sending the largest team in Chinese history, with a total headcount of 1454. Of the 977 athletes participating, 35 are Olympic champions. The athletes are from 31 provinces all across China. Their average age is 24. 261 of them participated in the Beijing Olympic Games, and 322 of them have participated in international events like the Olympics and the Asian Games before.
Source: Xinhua, October 26, 2010