Bangkok 2010 Youth Olympic Games Bid Wants Business Support
Bangkok 2010 wants support from business in its bid to host the 2010 Summer Youth Olympic Games.
Supaluck Umpujh, vice president of Siam Paragon Development Co. Ltd., the Bangkok 2010 bid committee’s vice chairman said, “we are approaching leading business colleagues such as True Corp as well as existing sponsors of the Beijing 2008 Olympic Games including Visa, Samsung, McDonald’s and Coca-Cola, to help work on and support all communications campaigns to raise awareness of Bangkok as one of the major candidates to host the first Summer Youth Olympic Games in 2010”.
The other executive members of the bid committee include Bangkok Governor Apirak Kosayodhin, chairman, Charoen Wattanasin of the National Olympic Committee of Thailand, chairman of the rules and laws commission and information and technology commission, Pongsak Semson, permanent secretary of the Bangkok Metropolitan Administration, (BMA).
Supaluck said that hosting the Games would give Bangkok a legacy similar to that of Athens, host of the first Olympic Games.
She added, “Bangkok has well prepared facilities to support the event including stadiums and athletes’ accommodation at Thammasat University’s campus in Rangsit.
“I believe in the great potential of Bangkok to be selected by the IOC as the host city due to the large population of young people in Thailand. The country currently has about 60 million people and about 15 million are aged between 14 and 18. The number of young people in Thailand is higher than the total population of Singapore”.
Supaluck said if Bangkok was selected by the IOC to host the Games they could be held between August 8 and 20, 2010.
She said leading creative people and strategists have joined together to create a communications campaign which includes TV commercials, which will be launched soon. Write or read comments about this article
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