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Um, in case you didn't knew,Suharto is already dead :P

Well in case you didn't know, during 2011 SEA Games and 2013 Islamic Solidarity Games students are allowed to leave school earlier if they go to competition venues and can't go home until almost evening :P

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The 2014 Asian Para Games in Incheon South Korea begins tonight this the the Asian Paralympics Games the games will go to until the 24th of October.

some of the opening ceremony videos is in their facebook page : https://www.facebook.com/incheon2014apg/timeline?ref=page_internal

it seems like they have better torch lighting compared to the main asiad....

and also compared to main asiad the apg has official livestreaming in their website : http://www.incheon2014apg.com/

the site is in korean but if you interested you can press the tv button in the site to view the livestreaming....

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After Sochi, pretty much every other ceremony this year has been a dissapointment. And don't worry, Indonesia will do a big show for sure. Their ceremonies for the 2011 SEA Games were much better than this (even though they were too inspired by Doha 2006)

I know Korea didn't wanted to show off for an event which is not much viewed as the olympics, and considering the heavy criticism on money expense those events are getting, this would explain why they decided to do more simple ceremonies. However they need to do something better in 2018. Those projections were very pre-2006 quality. Being a country known for all their technology prowess i'm quite disappointed

As for the Asiad themselves, despite the decent organization, they suffered of a worrying number of empty seats as well for referee controversies. At least most of the stands of that massive stadium they did are temporary. Let's hope Indonesia improves.

I just attempted to watch some of the closing ceremony.

What is it about the Asian Games (and their hybrids), their ceremonies seem to end up as a total want fest.

I watched some of the Indonesian handover. what was the deal with that long winded introduction video, outlining ring roads and stating that they had been *preparing since early*

Surely the public doesn't need a lesson on current government funding and public policy , just come out and do your wee dance then go home.

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I just attempted to watch some of the closing ceremony.

What is it about the Asian Games (and their hybrids), their ceremonies seem to end up as a total want fest.

I watched some of the Indonesian handover. what was the deal with that long winded introduction video, outlining ring roads and stating that they had been *preparing since early*

Surely the public doesn't need a lesson on current government funding and public policy , just come out and do your wee dance then go home.

but at least they need to know that indonesia is more then just bali i seen bali is the first thing to appear to foreigners minds if we say indonesia.... :D

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To be fair, I think to a large degree for many foreigners it's the other way round.

There is a struggle to match Bali to Indonesia, I think to many Bali is....... Bali.

So maybe that's something to work on.

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^^ Seeing the low enthusiasm of koreans at multi sport events (except when their national teams or athletes are competing), I have to agree about Munich. Dunno about Istanbul. Although the city is beautiful, Erdogan is pretty much a Putin wannabe who would had used the games for politics and would had invested insane amounts of money as well. Japan was the safest choice, like it or not.

Krakow sealed its fate with that referendum and when they wanted to share venues with Slovakia, which is a big no-no on the IOC rules.

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