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2005 East Asian Games

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IV East Asian Games
Host cityMacau
Motto東亞風創紀元運動會齊參與
Uma Nova Era para o Oriente Juntos: Vamos Todos Participar
New East New Era, Let's All Join The Games
Nations participating9
Events233 in 17 sports
Opening ceremony29 October
Closing ceremony6 November
Officially opened byVice Premier Wu Yi
Main venueEstádio Campo Desportivo

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, 2005.

Host city

At the 11th EAGA Council Meeting held in Guam in March 1996, Macau, then a Portuguese colony was awarded the right and honour to host the 4th East Asian Games.[1]

Venues

  • Estádio Campo Desportivo
    • Macau Stadium - Opening ceremony, Athletics, Football
    • Macau Hockey Centre - Hockey
    • Macau Olympic Aquatic Centre - Aquatics (Diving, Swimming, Synchronised swimming)
    • Macau Stadium Pavilion - Weightlifting
  • Macau East Asian Games Dome
    • Theatre - Dance sport
    • Arena - Closing ceremony, Gymnastics
  • Macau University of Science and Technology
  • Tap Seac Multisport Pavilion - Basketball
  • Bowling Centre - Bowling
  • Nam Van Lake Nautical Centre - Dragon boat, Rowing
  • IPM Multi-sport Pavilion - Karate
  • Macau International Shooting Range - Shooting
  • Tennis Academy - Soft tennis, Tennis
  • Macau Forum - Taekwondo, Wushu

Emblem

Pak Pak the squirrel as the official mascot[2]
Pak Pak the squirrel as the official mascot[2]

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.

Mascot

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.

Motto

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.

Theme song

The official theme song is "We Will Shine" which represents the value and meaning of persistence, sacrifice and pain and the dreams of the athletes and the celebration of the games as part of life.[3]

Sports

The 2005 East Asian Games featured events in 17 sports, which was a new high for the competition. 11 of them are Olympic sports.

Calendar

[4]

       Event competitions        Event finals
October/November 29 30 31 1 2 3 4 5 6 Gold medals
Ceremonies    ●       ●   
Diving 3 3 4 10
Swimming 8 8 8 9 7 40
Synchronised swimming 1 1 2
Athletics 9 15 13 8 45
Basketball 2 2
Bowling 2 2 6 2 12
Dancesport 10 10
Dragon boat 8 8
Football 1 1
Gymnastics 1 1 2 10 14
Hockey 1 1 2
Karate 7 5 12
Rowing 8 8
Shooting 3 3 3 4 1 14
Soft tennis 2 2 2 6
Taekwondo 4 4 8
Tennis 3 2 5
Weightlifting 3 3 3 2 4 15
Wushu 12 7 19
Total 0 27 18 22 40 41 26 42 17 233
Cumulative total 0 27 45 67 107 148 174 216 233

Medal table

[5]

  *   Host nation (Macau)

RankNationGoldSilverBronzeTotal
1 China (CHN)1276333223
2 Japan (JPN)465677179
3 South Korea (KOR)324865145
4 Chinese Taipei (TPE)12342672
5 Macau (MAC)*11161744
6 North Korea (PRK)6102036
7 Hong Kong (HKG)22913
8 Mongolia (MGL)1168
9 Guam (GUM)0011
Totals (9 nations)237230254721

Results

Basketball

Games Gold Silver Bronze
Men  Chinese Taipei  Japan  China
Women  China  Chinese Taipei  South Korea

See also

References

  1. ^ "The 4th East Asian Games". Archived from the original on 2005-12-10.
  2. ^ Emblem, Slogan, Mascot, Anthem
  3. ^ Theme song on Youtube
  4. ^ Schedule
  5. ^ Medals
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