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The 16th Asian Games and the 1st Asian Para Games in Guangzhou, China

Geschreven op 9-10-2010 - Erik van Erne. Geplaatst in Agenda, Sport Facebooktwitterredditpinterestlinkedintumblrmail

Asian Para GamesDecember 13 2010: Asian Para Games opens in Guangzhou. It is a new chapter for the Paralympics movement in Asia, as the inaugural Asian Para Games opened its arms to around 2,500 disabled athletes from all around the continent here on Sunday.

Li Keqiang, Vice Premier of the State Council of the People’s Republic of China, declared open the games to the roaring cheers of 60,000 spectators in the Aoti Main Stadium in Guangzhou, capital of Guangdong province. Asia has a long and proud history in staging major Paralympic events, dating back to the first FESPIC Games (the Far East and South Pacific Games for the Disabled) in 1975. But it is the first time that a multi-sport para games run parallel to the Asian Games.

After the dissolution of the FESPIC Games (the parallel sport event for disabled Pacific and East Asian athletes), the final FESPIC held in November 2006 in Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia. And then, the FESPIC Games was replaced by the Asian Para Games, leaving the first host city Guangzhou with no precedent for preparation. See also: Asian Paralympic

See also: Opening Ceremony 1st Asian Para Games in Guangzhou, China

Asian Games 2010October 9 2010: Carry forward the Olympic spirit and promote the Olympic Movement in Asia; enhance solidarity, friendship and exchanges among Asian countries and regions, and contribute to the establishment of a harmonious Asia. Vision: Thrilling Games, Harmonious Asia.

See also: Closing Ceremony 16th Asian Games Guangzhou, China and Fireworks Show

On March 9th, the ceremony of the launch of the vision and the awarding of emblem design for the 16th Asian Games was held in Guangzhou. During this ceremony, “Thrilling Games, Harmonious Asia” was officially announced as the vision of the Games.

The solicitation of the vision and the emblem of the Games lasted from July 8th to August 15th, 2006. GAGOC has collected 1738 versions for the vision and 2555 pieces (series) of proposed designs for the emblem. After several rounds of discussion and evaluation by the experts, “Thrilling Games, Harmonious Asia” was finalized as the vision of the 16th Asian Games.

See also: Opening Ceremony 16th Asian Games Guangzhou, China: Thrilling Games, Harmonious Asia

The vision is the soul and spirit of the Games. It conveys the missions and principles of GAGOC who aims to host a splendid, vigorous, wholesome and exciting sport festival. The vision “Thrilling Games, Harmonious Asia” reflects the theme of the times, the purposes of the Games and the common wishes of Asian people. The launch of the vision is marked as one of the milestones in the preparation work of GAGOC. By hosting the 16th Asian Games, Guangzhou aims to accelerate its modernization drive, enhance the city’s competitiveness, enrich its cultural atmosphere and speed up the development of a harmonious Guangzhou.

Torch Asian GamesThe flame of the Guangzhou Asian Games has been collected at the Great Wall in northern Beijing on October 9th 2010. The flame was successful lit despite an overcast morning in the capital city.

Kang Chenchen holds the torch during the lighting ceremony of the flame for Guangzhou’s Asian Games, held at the Juyongguan Great Wall in Beijing, capital ofChina. Source: China Daily

The 16th Asian Games will take place from 12-27 November 2010 in Guangzhou, China

The 16th Asian Games in Guangzhou, China: Official Asiad Theme Song Reunion – The 16th Asian Games in Guangzhou, China: Athletes Village – The 16th Asian Games in Guangzhou, China: The Venues – The 16th Asian Games in Guangzhou, China: Introduction of “The Tide” Torch Design

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  1. Erik van Erne zegt:

    22 oktober 2010 om 12:07 | Permalink

    Asian Games will be safe against Typhoon Megi: Official

    Typhoon Megi’s threat against south China’s Guangzhou, the host of the upcoming Asian Games, appeared to ease as it turned east on Thursday evening, and the Games will be safe against Typhoon Megi, an unnamed Games official said on Friday. According to the official, all of 66 venues for the Asian Games have launched the emergency plan. More than 3,000 thousand people have been in readiness for dealing the emergence for 24 hours a day.

    Apart form Typhoon Megi, astronomical tide will sweep the mouth of the Perl River on Saturday. “The mixture of the two powers will be considerably strong”, said the official with the Ocean Bureau of Guangzhou. According to the lasted weather forecast, the water level at the mouth of Perl River will rise by about 50cm, exceeding the alert water level. “But we are well prepared for the worst, Asian Games will be held on time and in good quality”, the official said.

  2. Erik van Erne zegt:

    28 oktober 2010 om 22:01 | Permalink

    Guangzhou 2010 Asian Games – Opening Ceremony Rehearals

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