Wednesday, February 18, 2009

Third Asian Indoor Games

Logo of the Games

The Logo is the logical, scientific and proper combination of the features, both strong and flexible, of the typical motifs of sports games in Vietnamlike the torch, the lotus and the symbol of the Olympic Council of Asia. The logo is the image of a torch created by flaming colorful petals, lighting up an ambiance, exciting and imposing, of a major sports event. The lotus, with the petals joined together like twisted hands, a symbol of solidarity, frendship and cooperation.
A flower with many colors also symbolizes the vigorous vitality and the records made by the athletes and participating sports delegations. The lotus is a symbol of beauty, the beauty of delicacy and simplicity, strongly imbued with the iddentity of Vietnamese culture. The logo of the Olympic Council of Asia is the image of a pistil, fresh and long lasting. It is also the red sunlight of victory and future-oriented development.

Mascot of the Games

The mascot of the 3rd Asian Indoor Games is the Ho Chicken, a distinctly Vietnamese rare breed of chicken. The Chicken is familiar with Vietnames people. According to folklore, the chicken, particularly the rooster, has the five qualities of a man of honor: literary, martial arts, physical strength, humanity and loyalty

The image of a Ho chicken rising himself to welcome the sun is like Vietnam’s sports industry’s readiness to welcome Asian sport.

Opening date:
30 October 2009

Closing date:
08 November 2009

Country of the host city:
Vietnam (VIE)

The 3rd Asian Indoor Games (AIG) will be held for the first time in Vietnam in the fall of 2009. This is a great sporting event, held exclusively by Asian countries for those sports that have not yet to get a chance to join continental and world arenas. The 3rd Asian Indoor Games will be held under the direct leadership of the Government with the participation of key sectors and mayors of Ha Noi, Ho Chi Minn City, Quang Ninh, Hai Phong, Hai Duong, Bac Ninh. The 3rd Asian Indoor Games is expected to have 23 sports: indoor athletics, Pencak Silat, 25m -swimming, 50m- fin swimming, Dance Sport, sepak takraw, chess and Chiness, billiards & snooker, Sport Aerobics, futsal, Bowling, Muay, vovinam, indoor petanque, indoor archery,kurash, kabadi, 3 on 3 basketball, woment defence ( women boxing and wushu) and 1 demonstration sport : Jujitsu and belt wrestling ... The AIG is an indoor sporting event held every two years and has become a playground well known in the continent and the world. Vietnam's success in hosting the 22nd SEA Games, the APEC Summit, the Asia-Europe Meeting (ASEM Summit) and many other international activities has left positive impressions on friends around the world, in general, and in Asia, in particular. It is a vision of a Vietnam of peace, friendliness and hospitality with sports lovers. Welcome to our country in 2009, a beautiful country on the East Sea, to participate in the biggest indoor sporting event of the continent, the Asian Indoor Games 2009 to be held in Hanoi, a city of peace and some other cities and province.