Thousands of athletes in ponchos marched in heavy rain at the Gelora Bung Karno stadium at the close of a two-week tournament featuring 40 sports. It added to the relaxed atmosphere of the ceremony, which was mainly devoted to music acts from Indonesia, India and South Korea while booming fireworks lit up the night sky. Indonesia has defied expectations to host a smooth Games, which with 17, athletes and officials is second in size only to the Olympics.
The Southeast Asian Gamesofficially known as the 30th Southeast Asian Games or SEA Games and commonly known as Philippines will be the 30th edition of the Southeast Asian Gamesa biennial regional multi-sport event which will be hosted by the Philippines from 30 November to 11 December This will be the fourth time that the Philippines will host the games and its first time since Previously, it had also hosted the and editions of the games.
Fireworks explode over the stage to begin the closing ceremony of the 16th Asian Games in Guangzhou on Saturday. Photo: AP. Another world event comes to a close.
Staging direction was by Michael Pena working with Indonesian choreographers Denny Malik and Eko Supriyanto, and the breathtakingly visual extravaganza was produced by live event specialists FiveCurrents. They asked Montreal based lighting designer Yves Aucoin to deliver an impressive lighting design for both Opening and Closing Ceremonies, so Yves specified x Robe BMFLs to be a major part of the lighting rig - a decision on which there was no compromise! These tough, quality engineered high powered fixtures once again proved their ruggedness and reliability as they performed without a hitch in the sweltering heat and intense humidity. Yves needed the brightest and most powerful luminaires to deal with the long throw distances and offer the multiple creative features required to light the two-and-a-half-hour action packed OC show, which united traditional and contemporary trends in a four-part theatrical journey.
Young javelin-thrower Neeraj Chopra will carry India's flag and lead the contingent. The opening and closing ceremonies are said to be a 'surprise item' by Wishnutama, will be showcasing many arts and cultural aspects of Indonesia, that will involve finest dancers, musicians and singers, artists, and will be held at Jakarta's own Gelora Bung Karno Main Stadium. The ceremony stage, with features of meter length, meter width and meter height, will showcase a towering mountain as its background, accompanied by Indonesian beautiful, unique plants and flowers.
Jump to navigation. The downpour did not dampen the spirits of the Indonesians who thronged the venue to witness the closing ceremony, which was also attended by International Olympic Committee IOC President Thomas Bach. Asian Games Closing Ceremony: Highlights.
Indonesia bid an emotional farewell to the 18th Asian Games on a rain-soaked evening at the Gelora Bung Karno stadium on Sunday. A representative from the city of Hangzhou China waves the Olympic Council of Asia flag after it was handed over by Indonesia. Reuters Photo.
Held concurrently in Jakarta and Palembang for the first time in their history, the 18th Asian Games ended in September with a closing ceremony in the Indonesia state capital of Jakarta where their opening ceremony had been staged 15 days earlier. In addition to the well-known Olympic sports, dragon boating and the Chinese martial art of Wushu were among those contested. During the live production, Lawo equipment was used for signal processing and distribution, as well as for central control. For the live broadcasts, the 27 major stadiums involved in the event were continually connected to the IBC, while the feeds for sports coverage at "smaller" venues were recorded by ENG cameras and the material fed to the IBC.
Cable TV has made an eleventh-hour deal to broadcast the Asian Games to be held in Indonesia next month. The games, also known as Jakarta Palembangis a pan-Asian multi-sport event scheduled to be held from August 18 to September 2 in Jakarta and Palembang. The SAR is expected to send a strong team, the biggest Hong Kong squad since the city joined the games.
At the Olympic Games in Athens, Iranian judoka Arash Miresmaeili was disqualified for weighing in at nearly four pounds above the limit for his weight class of his under kilograms match against an Israeli opponent Ehud Vaks in the first round. It was claimed Miresmaeili had gone on an eating binge to protest the International Olympic Committee's recognition of the state of Israel. Iran does not recognise the state of Israel, and Miresmaeili's actions won praise from high-ranking Iranian officials. Mohammad Khatami, the country's President at the time, was quoted as saying Miresmaili's actions would be "recorded in the history of Iranian glories".