2007/04/01 第43期 Maritime Capital Kaohsiung
2007 SportAccord / 2007世界運動年會
◎Text by Ya-ting Hou & Chia-hsing Chang ◎photos by Ya-ting Hou
This year, SportAccord, the annual international sports convention, took place at the Shangri-La Hotel in Beijing, China between April 24th and April 27th. The delegate of the 2009 World Games Kaohsiung Organizing Committee (KOC) took this opportunity to promote the 2009 World Games by building relationships and exchanging knowledge within the sports community. Led by the Chief Executive Officer, Dr. I-heng Chen, KOC participated and presented the latest developments regarding the preparation of the World Games through the IWGA annual meeting, the Coordinate Committee Meeting (CoCom) and the General Association of International Sports Federations (GAISF). Furthermore, KOC had a booth, along with the other 60 exhibitors.
During the IWGA annual meeting, Dr. Chen presented the preparations of the 2009 World Games: the progress of sport venues, food, accommodation and sports programs. For prospective athletes accommodation, KOC will choose from the hotels close to the 23 sports venues. As for the food, KOC will arrange a main distribution center to allocate the players food. For the sports program which will cover an eleven-day period, the KOC will divide the sports program into three separate sports periods of three days, four days and four days. In each of these three periods, a minimum of 1,600 athletes will compete against each other in order to maintain the maximum amount of entertainment value for spectators.
During the CoCom meeting, Dr. Chen and the delegation for the 2009 World Games, also presented the promotional schemes already undertaken and those planned for the future, as well as the proposed and media broadcast for the fourth coming games.
KOC had a booth at the Shangri-La Hotel in order to promote the games which provided a platform for the sports industry to exchange ideas. The main design theme featured by the stand was the introduction of the main stadium and Kaohsiung Arena for the 2009 World Games. There was a series of posters introducing different perspectives of the city of Kaohsiung and the country of Taiwan as a whole, such as food, recreation, culture, commerce and industry. The bright lighting and the eye-catching design of the stand successfully attracted much attention from many distinguished guests including the President of IWGA, Ron Froehlich. The lighting which illuminated a floor map of Taiwan and the surrounding area, created a ripple effect resembling the sea, this was designed to highlight the geographic location of Kaohsiung within Taiwan. Some agencies visited the stand to seek the possibilities of their further participation in the 2009 World Games in regard to the media broadcasting. Undoubtedly, the 2009 Kaohsiung World Games has gained more attention in the international sports community.
The Chief Executive Officer, Dr. Chen, delivered his speech in the GAISF meeting on April 27th. Dr. Chen first stated that he represented the Deputy Mayor of Kaohsiung City, Wen-lon Cheng, who was unable to attend the GAISF meeting in person. Afterwards, Dr. Chen expressed his gratitude to the IWGA President, Ron Froehlich, for his staunch support of the 2009 World Games. He further emphasized Kaohsiung's devotion to the global athletic community, and its willingness to connect the world through sportsmanship. Dr. Chen gave his assurance that Kaohsiung will be well prepared to host the 2009 World Games. Also, on behalf of the Mayor of Kaohsiung, Chu Chen, Dr. Chen invited everyone to come to Kaohsiung on July 16th, 2009, for the games. ◎文／侯雅婷．張家興 ◎攝影／侯雅婷
世界運動會。陳以亨更藉此機會，強調本市正以穩健且有效率的步伐在籌辦2009世運會，同時重申本市將藉由舉辦2009世運會所累積的經驗，更積極爭取主辦各項國際賽事盛會；高雄市身為國際體育社團中的一份子，願意奉獻一己之力，以運動家精神來和國際社會串連。在聽完陳以亨簡報之後，IWGA主席Mr. Ron Froehlich大力稱許高雄市動員國內5家電視台聯合製播2009世運賽事，讓國際體壇人士充份感受到辦好2009世運的決心及能力。