Many people hope the sporting event will heal the wounds caused by Islamism. The two Koreas walk together whilst their ambassadors shake hands. The video showing President Widodo entering the stadium on a motorbike is a hit with the public. The day before, the country celebrated its independence amid nationalist feelings and controversy. The ceremony focused on the traditional cultures of the multi-ethnic nation, starting with 2, dancers from 18 Jakarta high schools before some 40, spectators.
Spectacular opening ceremony at the Asian Games in Jakarta (pictures and video)
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Two weeks after the conclusion of the 16th Asian Games , It opened on December 12 and closed on December 19, Approximately 5, athletes from 45 Asian member nations participated in events from 19 sports. The final medal tally was led by China, followed by South Korea and third place Japan. However, as the Asian Paralympic Committee had just emerge, they have yet to sign any agreement with the Olympic Council of Asia. Competition and training venues plus all other facilities used for the 16th Asian Games were converted to meet the disability-accessible requirements for Asian Para Games athletes, officials, staff and audience. The official emblem was inspired by traditional Xiguan coloured glass windows used in Guangzhou since the 17th century and is an important part of Lingnan architecture.
2005 Southeast Asian Games
The 4th East Asian Games was an international multi-sport event for countries in East Asia which was held in Macau from October 29 to November 6, The official emblem is the swirling pattern image of five Olympic colours blue, black, red, yellow and green which represents the Five Elements - Metal, Wood, Water, Fire and Earth as well as Macau as a new era multi-cultural city that fuse the Western and Eastern culture in the East Asian region with strong global influence. The official mascot is "Pak Pak" the squirrel which comes from Guia Hill, a place in Macau which has a lot of fir trees and is the site of the oldest lighthouse on the China coast - the Guia Lighthouse. He is described as friendly, sporty and happy-go-lucky. The official motto: "New East New Era Let's All Join The Games" represents the East Asians' powerful energy that generates the new era, new beginning and progress towards prosperity with the rest of the world.
The Asian Games brought together 44 nations and athletes in the spirit of sport and unity. The stage provided a perfect view of the parade, a startling fire cauldron for the flame section: and pairs of metre tall screens suspended from metre masts upon which acrobat-artists could perform. Water was key to the show, but the artistic challenge was to allow the athletes a chance to perform, and the flame ceremony to take centre stage at the close of the night. Filter Projects: All Projects shows spaces.