Saturday, March 15, 2008

First Asian Beach Games, BALI

Opening date:
18 October 2008

Closing date:
26 October 2008

Country of the host city:
, Indonesia (INA)

Participating Nations



exp 10000 Athletes and Officials



  1. Beach Handball

  2. Beach Kabaddi

  3. Beach Pencaksilat

  4. Beach Sepaktakraw

  5. Beach Soccer

  6. Beach Volleyball

  7. Beach Wrestling

  8. Body Building

  9. Dragon Boat

  1. Jet Ski

  2. Marathon Swimming

  3. Paragliding

  4. Sailing

  5. Surfing

  6. Triathlon

  7. Windsurfing

  8. Woodball


The Logo of the 1st Asian Beach Games Bali 2008 represents the water element that embodies the sporting event.

The shining sun comes from the emblem of the Olympic Council of Asia and represents its vital role in Asia's sport development and spreading energy created by the solidarity of the OCA.

The selection of the light and deep blue effects the color of the Balinese waters at the beach.

The two vertical lines represent two "pura" (Balinese Hindu temple), an image of the gate to the Balinese house of worship which is signifies the ultimate hospitality of the Bali society in honoring and welcoming people from all over Asia.

The two big waves represent the commitment as well as the enthusiasm of the host city to run the 1st Asian Beach Games.

The letters "BALI 2008" are red to show the spirit of sportsmanship and that typeface selection emphasizes the pride of all athletes competing in Bali.

"hospitality, commitment, enthusiasm, sports spirited"


"Djalak" is the Mascot of the 1st Asian Beach Games Bali 2008.

The Concept of the Mascot is based on the Djalak Bali (Bali Starling), a bird that can only be found in Bali.

It symbolized that Bali, with its uniqueness will organize the Asian Beach Games to the best of standards.

An endangered species, the mascot serves a reminder to the world that the bird is beautiful but yet sacred.

The Bali Starling, Leucopsar Rothschildi, is a medium-sized, up to 25cm long bird, which is almost wholly white with a long, drooping crest, and black tips on the wings and tail.

In 1991, the Bali Starling was declared as the fauna symbol of Bali.

The Opening Ceremony

The Opening Ceremony for the 1st Asian Beach Games Bali 2008 will be held on October 18, 2008 at the GWK (Garuda Wisnu Kencana) in Bukit in Jimbaran . The GWK Covers 239 hectares of land and boasts a statue that was planned to stand taller than the Empire State building in the USA, how ever due to economical reasons, the statue construction was halted in 2003. Wisnu or Vishnu is the Hindu God who is the protector-part of the Hindu trinity, which is Brahma the creator, Vishnu the preserver and Shiva the destroyer. The unique statue of half man half bird will one day be a national landmark. In front of the head of the garuda bird which has already been completed is an open air stage and amphi-theater for various events and ceremonies. The area will comfortably fit about 5000 invitations only guests for the opening ceremony of the 1st Asian Beach Games. "The Opening Ceremony will be a grand opening to the 1st Asian Beach Games. We will present entertainment that will be uniquely Balinese and Indonesian", hints Mr. Ervan Ibrahim, Director of events and ceremonies for Babgoc. The Closing Ceremony for the Games will also be held at the GWK Venue.


The same design objectives that was used to the logo are being applied to the pictograms, which resulted in a more modern and sophisticated look. The traces of brush symbolizes the liquid form while the different background colors represents the nature of the sports: green for sports to be held on the land, blue for sports to be held in the ocean, while tangerine reflects the sandy soil on which the sports are being performed.

Contact Information

BABGOC - Bali Asian Beach Games Organizing Committee
SECTOR at Bali Beach Golf Course
Jl. Hang Tuah No. 58, Sanur
Bali 80227
Tel +62 361 283011
Fax +62 361 283011

Friday, February 15, 2008

2018 Asian Games

The 2018 Asian Games (also known as the XVIII Asiad) is the largest sporting event in Asia and is governed by Olympic Council of Asia. The selection process yet begin, however several countries already announced their interest in bidding this Games.

Potential bids

Flag of Vietnam Hanoi, Vietnam

After bowed out in a bidding to India for 2014 Asian Games, Vietnam are looking forward to hosting the 2018 event in Hanoi. Nguyen Hong Minh, vice president of Vietnam Olympic Committee said they have credibility in hosting the big events after successful organized the 2003 Southeast Asian Games and also APEC meeting in November 2006. Minh added the 11 years span between 2007 and 2018 will allow the improvement of country's sport infrastructure.

Flag of the Philippines Manila, Philippines

The Philippine Olympic Committee (POC) plans to bid for the 2018 Asian Games in the capital city of Manila. According to POC Chairman Robert Aventajado, this is not far from reality if the country can acquire the right funds for the games. Aside this, the country has successfully hosting the Southeast Asian Games in 2005 and will host again in 2019.

Flag of Singapore Singapore

The Singapore Sports Council is considering bid to host the 2018 Asian Games after the city-nation had secure several mega sporting events like Formula One and will host the 2013 Southeast Asian Games. The country also on a bid for 2010 Youth Olympic Games and in the development of Sports Hub which expected to be open in 2011.

Flag of the United Arab Emirates Dubai, United Arab Emirates

President of Olympic Council of Asia (OCA), Sheikh Fahad Al-Sabah said Dubai is considering to bid for 2018 event. Previously, Dubai is bidding for 2014 event, however they withdrew because "not seriously considering this matter".


Plano ng Philippine Olympic Committee na mag-alok para maidaos sa Pilipinas sa 2018 ang Asian Games.

Ayon kay POC Chairman Robert Aventajado � hindi malayong mangyari ito kung makakalikom ng kinakailangang pondo para sa nasabing palaro.

Tatlong bilyong dolyar ang sinasabing ginastos ng Doha Qatar para maidaos sa kanilang bansa ang 15th Asian games.

Ang nasabing pondo ay ginugol sa pagpapagawa ng mga bagong sports facilities gaya ng Olympic size swimming pool, state-of-the-arts track and field at makabagong sports complex.

Inaasahan naman na mananalo ang India sa susunod na Asian Games kaya sinabi ng POC na marapat lang na tayo na ang sumunod.

Noong 1952, idinaos sa India ang Asian Games at noong 1954 ay sa Pilipinas ginawa ang 2nd Asian Games kung saan humakot ang mga pinoy athletes ng 14 gold, 14 silver at 17 bronze.