Saturday, June 27, 2015

The 2015 Southeast Asian Games (28th SEA Games) 5.6.2015

The Southeast Asian Games (SEA Games) once again return to Singapore in 2015, after a 22-year long hiatus. The 28th SEA Games will be held from 5th-16th June 2015, with the Singapore Sports Hub as the main venue for the Games.
Designed by graphic designer Wong Wui Kong, SingPost said the 28th SEA Games stamp issue will be a treasured memento for sports enthusiasts and stamp collectors.  
The 2015 Southeast Asian Games, officially known as the 28th Southeast Asian Games (or simply 28th SEA Games), was a Southeast Asian multi-sport event hosted by the city-state of Singapore. It was the fourth time the country had hosted the games and the first time since 1993. The games were held from 5 to 16 June 2015, although several events had commenced from 29 May 2015. About 4370 athletes from 11 participated nations competed in the Games, with 402 events in 36 sports featured in the Games.
The 2015 Southeast Asian Games used a mix of new, existing and temporary venues. Given the city-state's compact size, most venues were pre-existing public-sporting facilities located in the suburban heartlands which will revert to public use after the games. No major retrofitting work were done in most venues as most had been used to host major multi-disciplinary events such as the 2010 Youth Olympic Games.
At the centre-piece of the activities was the Singapore Sports Hub which was completed in mid-2014. Incorporating the new 55,000-seat national stadium, it hosted most of the events.
A games village was not built. Instead, a "village in the city" concept saw athletes and officials housed in 20 hotels in downtown Singapore. Besides being physically near to the Singapore Sports Hub, it was hoped that it will add vibe to the city and reduce post-games costs in converting a dedicated games village to other uses.

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