Friday, December 28, 2007

Indonesia SEA Games FDC

Indonesia FDC
Name: 24th SEA Games, Nakhon Ratchasima 2007
Issue date: 2007 December 6th

The 24th South East Asian Games, also known as SEA Games, was held in Nakhon Ratchasima, Thailand 6th to 18th December 2007. Initially, this multi event sport games in south-east Asia was scheduled to be hosted by Singapore, but the latest country gave up for reason of reconstruction of its national sport facilities. Thailand hosts the games for the sixth time. Since its inauguration in 1959, 1967, 1975, 1985 and 1995. This is the second time for Thailand holding the event outside its capital city of Bangkok, after the first in Chiang Mai 1995. The games take a theme of "Spirit, Friendship and Celebrations".

The organizing of the 24th SEA Games this year coincides with the commemoration of 80th birthday of King Bhumibol Adulyadej of Thailand. The events will be centered in a newly built sport complex named His Majesty the King's 80th Birthday Anniversary in northeast province of Thailand. The games was competing not less than 436 events of 43 spots and demonstrating two sports, i.e. Go and Kempo. All eleven countries of this region participated for the games, including Brunei Darussalam, Cambodia, Indonesia, Laos, Malaysia , Myanmar, the Philippines, Singapore, Viet Nam, Timor Leste and Thailand.

Indonesia's participation in this regional sports tournament had started in SEA Games 1977 Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia. Since then, Indonesia dominated the games over a long period. However, Indonesia achievement began to fall in recent times. Even, in the last SEA Games 2005 in Manila, Indonesia stayed only in the fourth place of the medal winner list.

1/4: Bowling

Bowling is sport which played with a bowling ball and ten pins. Players role the ball over a flat surface to knock down the pins. The point is scored by counting the fallen pins. Form of ten-pins bowling known by now comes from the games developed in North America.

2/4: Futsal
Derived from the Portuguese futebol de salão and the Spanish fútbol sala/de salón which means "indoor football", Futsal is an indoor version of football or soccer. Futsal is played between two teams of five players, one of whom is a goalkeeper. Unlike some other forms of indoor football, the field is delimited by lines. The game uses a football size 4 which enabled faster play.

3/4: Kempo
Nippon Kempo is a Japanese martial art that engages in full-contact bouts using a full range of techniques wearing specially developed protective gear. It was developed in 1932 by Muneomi Sawayama the art places an equal emphasis on striking techniques using hands and feet, immobilization and controls, projections and take-downs. Nippon Kempo is a defensive art that does not restrict students in methodology. It has gradually developed through the years and has become widely known and popular – especially in Japan and Europe.

4/4: Hammer Throw
Traditionally played by Scottish, the modern Hammer throw is an athletic throwing event where the object to be thrown is a heavy steel ball attached with a maximum length 1.22m of wire to handle. Like other throwing events, the competition is decided by the farthest throwing of the ball from three or four turns. The men's hammer weighs 7.257kg and the women's hammer weighs 4kg.

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