The South Korean city of Incheon has been chosen by the Olympic Council of Asia to host the Asian Games in 2014.
The South Koreans are jubilant over the decision
Delegates to the council voted for Incheon in preference to the Indian capital, Delhi, at a meeting in Kuwait.
The result was greeted by cheers and applause from the South Korean delegation and dejection from the representatives from Delhi.
It will be the third time the Games have been held in South Korea, which also hosted them in 1986 and in 2002.
The 2010 Games will be in the Chinese city of Guangzhou.
Indian officials say they will now concentrate on the 2010 Commonwealth Games which will be held in Delhi.