2008 ASEAN University Games
|Host city||Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia|
|Motto||Together We Reach for the Stars|
|Events||219 in 21 sports|
|Opening ceremony||11 December|
|Closing ceremony||21 December|
|Officially opened by||Abdullah Ahmad Badawi|
Prime Minister of Malaysia
|Main venue||Bukit Jalil National Stadium|
|Website||2008 ASEAN University Games|
The 2008 ASEAN University Games, officially known as the 14th ASEAN University Games, was a Southeast Asian university multi-sport event held in Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia from 11 to 21 December 2008. This was the third time Malaysia hosted the games, and its first time since 1993. Previously, it also hosted the games for the first time in 1984.
Around 1789 athletes participated at the event which featured 219 events in 21 sports. It was opened by Prime Minister of Malaysia Abdullah Ahmad Badawi at the Bukit Jalil National Stadium.
The final medal tally was led by host Malaysia, followed by Vietnam and Thailand. Several games and national records were broken during the games. The games were deemed generally successful with the rising standards of university sports competition amongst the Southeast Asian nations.
Development and preparation
The Organising Committee of the 14th ASEAN University Games was formed to oversee the staging of the games.
The 14th ASEAN University Games had 23 venues for the games, 8 in Kuala Lumpur, 14 in Selangor and 1 in Negeri Sembilan.
|Kuala Lumpur||National Sports Complex, Malaysia|
|Bukit Jalil National Stadium||Athletics, Opening and closing ceremony|
|National Aquatic Center, Bukit Jalil||Swimming|
|Family Park||Volleyball (Beach)|
|National Hockey Stadium||Hockey|
|Bukit Kiara Sports Complex||Netball|
|Kuala Lumpur Badminton Stadium||Badminton|
|University of Malaya||Pencak silat|
|Selangor||National University of Malaysia|
|Danau Golf Club||Golf|
|Tun Abdul Razak Chancellor Hall||Karate|
|Gemilang Hall||Table tennis|
|Universiti Teknologi MARA|
|Sports complex||Sepak takraw|
|Universiti Putra Malaysia||Archery|
|Petronas Stadium Bangi||Football (group)|
|Maybank Stadium Bangi||Football (Finals, semi-finals, group)|
|Panasonic Sport Complex Shah Alam||Futsal|
|Bayuemas Lawn Bowls Indoor Stadium||Lawn bowls|
|Subang National Shooting Range||Shooting|
|Shah Alam City Council Hall||Volleyball (Indoor)|
|Negeri Sembilan||Universiti Sains Islam Malaysia||Taekwondo|
The logo of the 2008 ASEAN University Games is an image of a red brush stroke human figure which represents high spirit, glory, victory, power and strength and the stars on the logo represents the targets and the ambitions of the ASEAN University Games athletes. The font use for the logo, a mixture of century gothic and trajan, represents the ASEAN University Games being an event that has a variety of formal and informal agendas, while the font’s stair-like arrangement represents the desire to achieve success. Meanwhile, the colours used for the font (blue, red, white and yellow) which are also the colours of the Malaysian flag, represent Malaysia as the games' host and also the ASEAN region.
The mascot of the 2008 ASEAN University Games is A1 Angkasawan, the astronaut which is described as friendly, smart, high spirit and strong. The use of an astronaut as the event’s mascot was to remind people about Malaysia’s achievement as the first ASEAN member country that sends an astronaut to space back in 2007. The mortar board of the mascot represents the academic excellent and the participation of university students as athletes of the games. The logo on the chest represents the sportsmanship spirit of the athletes participating at the 14th ASEAN University Games. The colours, blue, red, white and yellow represents Malaysia as the host of the games, with the colour blue also represents the symbol of excellence in hosting the games. Overall, the mascot represents the determination of participating athletes to achieve their respective dreams.
The opening ceremony was held on 11 December 2008 at 20:00 (MST) at the Bukit Jalil National Stadium in which the games was opened by Prime Minister of Malaysia Abdullah Ahmad Badawi.
|OC||Opening ceremony||●||Event competitions||1||Gold medal events||CC||Closing ceremony|
|Daily medal events||2||2||12||30||49||61||44||19||0||219|
|Gold medal events|
A total of 1047 medals comprising 345 Gold medals, 346 Silver medals and 356 Bronze medals were awarded to athletes. The host Malaysia's performance was their best overall at that time, and emerged as overall champion of the games.
Host nation (Malaysia)
|Totals (11 nations)||345||346||356||1047|
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- "14th ASEAN University Games Medal Count (Tally) excluding football final medals".
- "Venue". Archived from the original on 2009-02-07.
- "Official Website". Archived from the original on 2009-02-21.
- "Logo". Archived from the original on 2008-12-17.
- "Mascot". Archived from the original on 2008-12-17.
- "Asean University Contingents Arrive".
- "Medal table". Archived from the original on 2008-12-30.
- "Malaysia is AUG 2008 champion".
- "Malaysia Crowned ASEAN University Games Champion".
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