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  1. anyone here have the full list of the national house location for Rio 2016?
  2. I am a volunteer also. Hope you will get your invitation letter very soon and see you in Rio.
  3. I hope they will have better logo if they are awarded as the host of the 2024 Summer Olympic.
  4. The candidate city logo far better than all of these shortlisted logo
  5. the mascot is cute. love it very much.
  6. If I am not mistaken, the official broadcasting may need to update their system to reach to Olympic level. I think it will be one of the legacy from the Asian Games 2018 although it won't really give benefit to Jakarta and Palembang people. But I saw some articles that the local government of Palembang/South Sumatra, develop many new infrastructure to support the Asian Games 2018.
  7. Anyone notice that on the bidding book, the Olympic Village is located quite far from most of venues? will it give them disadvantage on the bidding process?
  8. Who doesn’t love a good mascot in international sports? They can unite a sports community, bring luck, and they can entertain the spectators at international events. Do you want to be part of history? Then get designing! Badminton Europe is running a design competition for an official mascot of European badminton - the first of its kind - and all fans are invited to submit their ideas. The task is to design a stand-alone mascot that represents BEC and European badminton visually. No BEC logo or type should be used in the mascot design as we will add the official BEC logo branding afterwards. The mascot‘s name will be added after the competition in another small contest. The designer of the winning mascot design contest will receive 800 Euros & weekend tickets for the 2016 European Championships in France including hotel from Friday to Sunday (Single Room). The winning design will also be featured online at www.badmintoneurope.com and in the BEC online magazine HOW TO ENTER THE COMPETITION? Two Easy Steps To Submit Your Design: 1. Create the mascot in a vector-based program, preferably Adobe Illustrator or Photoshop, and convert it to a JPG or PDF for submission. Please read the creative brief and rules (see below; please download the PDF document), and note that the submission deadline for entries is 11 January 2016. You may submit more than one entry. 2. Please submit the mascot design via eMail to brian.agerbak@badmintoneurope.com. Submission of mascot designs must be JPG or PDF only, resolution 72 dpi, with picture dimensions (at least) 400 x 400 pixels and a file size no bigger than 2 MB. The emailed file is for presentation only. The final mascot design may require minor modifications; please allow us 1–2 weeks for this process. The winner will be asked to provide a vector version of the mascot (open file). Please download the document for more information by clicking here. source: http://badmintoneurope.com/cms/default.aspx?clubid=4685&cmsid=239&pageid=5381&m=2943730
  9. then all candidate cities will drop their candidature file and left no candidate for 2024
  10. and Asian Games will rotate between China, Japan and S. Korea. Hope we can see more other countries take up this opportunity. I think India, Thailand, Kazakhstan and Middle East countries have big chance if they try to bid this time.
  11. Indonesia Ministry of Youth and Sport Affairs together with Indonesia Asian Games Committee (Inasgoc) will review and retouch the mascot on January 2016. http://www.pikiran-rakyat.com/olah-raga/2015/12/28/355199/pemerintah-dan-inasgoc-akan-sempurnakan-maskot-asian-games
  12. I love the logo.. and really hope one day Singapore can host the summer Olympic Games even though I know it is unlikely happened.
  13. however only U23 players are allowed to participate the men's football match in Olympics. maybe U23 World Cup??
  14. A large fire engulfed the Museum of the Portuguese Language in São Paulo, Brazil, Monday afternoon, officials said. There was no immediate word whether the blaze caused injuries, BNO News reported. The museum — one of the most visited museums in South America — is located inside the Luz train station. Massive flames were seen shooting from the top of the building, and the fire disrupted train services. The Museum of the Portuguese Language is the only museum in the world entirely devoted to one language. It has three main halls: a temporary exhibition space, a permanent exhibition hall and an auditorium. source: http://www.ibtimes.com/flames-engulf-museum-portuguese-language-brazil-2235282
  15. If I am not mistaken, this is the first time also for Indonesia to reach top 3.
  16. Overall Medal Standings Rank Country Total 1 95 76 79 250 2 81 74 63 218 3 52 58 37 147 4 48 58 50 156 5 24 17 22 63 6 16 17 29 62 7 16 17 26 59 8 3 3 6 12 9 1 2 6 9 10 0 2 3 5 Overall Total 336 324 321 981
  17. The cauldron before lit. The cauldron was lit.
  18. The ASEAN Para Games kicked off on Thursday (Dec 3) with the opening ceremony. A total of 661 performers were involved, along with 174 volunteers, 120 motivators and 454 students who spent months preparing for the show. More than 3,000 athletes and officials from around the region were present at the opening ceremony. Singapore's President Tony Tan Keng Yam, Minister for Culture, Community and Youth Grace Fu and President of ASEAN Para Sports Federation Zainal Abu Zarin were present as well. Team Singapore make their entrance at the ASEAN Para Games opening ceremony. The show saw both able-bodied performers and the disabled working together to produce multiple movements. The aim of the show is to inspire and promote inclusiveness. President Tony Tan Keng Yam arrives at the opening ceremony. The show featured four movements celebrating the region's finest para athletes. It comprised performers from all walks of life, from a 15-year-old autistic dancer to a 78-year-old volunteer. Singapore's first Paralympic gold medallist Yip Pin Xiu had the honour of lighting the cauldron as the ceremony drew to a close. Meanwhile, Team Singapore swimmer Benson Tan kicked off the torch relay at the ceremony. "I am very honoured to be given these roles, and I feel it's a new step towards para sports in Singapore," said the swimmer. "With the ASEAN Para Games being held in Singapore, it's the first time where a lot of other Singaporeans will have so much exposure and awareness to this Games. As a para-athlete, training and competing for the last 10 years, it really warms my heart to know that Singaporeans are so supportive of this." The cauldron being lit at the end of the opening ceremony. The Games, which will be held from Dec 3 to 9, will feature 15 sports. It will be held mainly at the Singapore Sports Hub and Marina Bay Sands. Swimmer Benson Tan begins the torch relay to light the ASEAN Para Games cauldron.
  19. ASEAN Para Games displayed that sport volunteering is not something exclusive but it is inclusive and welcome to everyone including person with disability to give their best.
  20. Games Village at MBS ready to host region's best para-athletes With a 2,561-room hotel, a 7,432-square-metre mall and one of only two casinos in Singapore among its many attractions, Marina Bay Sands (MBS) is usually seen as one of the country's most prestigious properties. Over the next fortnight, however, it will take on another dimension as the Games Village for the 8th Asean Para Games (APG) taking place in Singapore from Dec 3-9. Yesterday, members of the media were invited to see how MBS has been transformed and, while finishing touches were still being put in place, it already appears to be all set for the start of the Games on Thursday. About 3,000 athletes and officials will be housed in 1,300 rooms, of which 390 have been retrofitted for greater convenience and accessibility of the occupants. However, putting a roof over heads is only the tip of the iceberg. A medical centre will provide 24-hour assistance, the dining hall is expected to serve 14,000 meals, while four sports - goalball, five-a-side football, powerlifting and sailing - will take place at MBS. In addition, a transport centre has been set up to facilitate travel to the Sports Hub, which will host 11 events. After seeing the success of the 28th South-east Asia (SEA) Games in Singapore in June, chief of client services for the Singapore Asean Para Games Organising Committee (SAPGOC) Rostam Umar (above) insisted they were determined to put on an equally good show for the APG. "The message we want to send across is that we want the Asean Para Games to be as good, if not better, than the SEA Games," said Rostam, who is also the mayor of the Games Village. "After preparing in the last few months, we're very excited to now see all the different parts coming together. "We are into the last leg of our preparations and there are just minor tweaks to be made here and there, but we will be 100 per cent ready for the Games." Rostam also expressed confidence that they would be ready to overcome any potential obstacles that the Games might throw their way. He added: "I think we cannot underestimate the challenges posed, but I believe we've given due consideration to all the potential complications that could arise. "Bearing in mind there are no venues, or even things like transport, that are purpose-built to deal with 400 people with wheelchairs ... a lot of consideration had to be taken on board to cater to them. "We've done our planning and we're comfortable that we have all grounds covered, and it's now about seeing what kind of adjustments we might have to make come actual Games time." There has also been talk of heightened security at the Games, especially following the recent terrorist attacks in Paris. Last week, Minister for Culture, Community and Youth, Grace Fu, confirmed that security would be a top priority throughout the event. When asked by The New Paper for an update on the situation, Rostam said: "We are always in consultation with SPF (Singapore Police Force) on what (measures) we have to put in place or if there needs to be more." MBS TRANSFORMED ACCESS: Lower sinks and showers are fitted in 390 rooms at MBS.ROOMS Marina Bay Sands lays claim to being the largest hotel in Singapore with 2,561 rooms and 1,300 of these will be home to Asean Para Games athletes and officials over the next fortnight. To cater to athletes who are wheelchair users or require the assistance of care-givers, 390 rooms have been retrofitted to increase convenience. Many of the new fixtures are in the bathroom, including an emergency response button, handlebars and lowered sinks and showers for easier access. Athletes and officials will also enjoy the hotel's facilities like swimming pool, gym and business centre. ATTENTION: The 24-hour medical centre is located at Tower 3.MEDICAL CENTRE APG athletes and officials will be guaranteed round-the-clock medical assistance, with a whole level of rooms in MBS' Tower 3 having been converted into a medical centre. Doctors will be on hand 24/7 to attend to any patients and work closely with a team of nurses to ensure any illness or injury is promptly and effectively treated. An extensive array of medical equipment is on hand in the Medical Centre's many rooms, allowing various tests - blood samples, for example - to be carried out onsite. EASE: Buses modified to accommodate up to three wheelchairs (above) and vans for the disabled athletes (below) are available at the transport centre.TRANSPORT CENTRE With 11 of the 15 sports taking place at the Sports Hub, there will be plenty of travelling involved but all that will be taken care of at the transport centre. Three of MBS' exhibition halls have been converted into the transportation hub, which is a stone's throw away from the Games Hall. The 12 boarding bays will provide access to a total of 90 buses and vans plying between MBS and the Sports Hub. Each of the vehicles has also been modified to accommodate up to three wheelchair users at any given time. TNP PHOTOS: ARIFFIN JAMARGAMES HALL Apart from being the Games Village, MBS will also hosts four sports - goalball, five-a-side football, powerlifting and sailing. No photographs of the arena were allowed as workers were applying the finishing touches in converting the exhibition halls into a sporting arena. Nonetheless, the fields of play looked in good order - not dissimilar to those at the 28th SEA Games - and each arena will be able to hold 500 spectators at the very least. source: http://www.tnp.sg/
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