2008 ASEAN University Games
|Host city||Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia|
|Motto||Together We Reach for the Stars|
(Malay: Bersama Kita Menggapai Bintang)
|Events||219 in 21 sports|
|Opening ceremony||11 December|
|Closing ceremony||21 December|
|Main venue||Bukit Jalil National Stadium (Opening)|
Putra Stadium (Closing)
|Website||2008 ASEAN University Games|
The 2008 ASEAN University Games, (Malay: Sukan Universiti ASEAN 2008) officially known as the 14th ASEAN University Games, (Malay: Sukan Universiti ASEAN ke-14) 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 after 1984 and 1993.
Around 1789 athletes participated at the event which featured 219 events in 21 sports. The final medal tally was led by host Malaysia.
The 14th ASEAN University Games had 24 venues for the games, 9 in Kuala Lumpur, 14 in Selangor and 1 in Negeri Sembilan.
|Kuala Lumpur||National Sports Complex, Malaysia|
|Bukit Jalil National Stadium||Athletics, Opening ceremony|
|National Aquatic Center, Bukit Jalil||Swimming|
|Putra Stadium||Closing ceremony|
|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|
Branding and design
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) are the colours of the Malaysian flag, the ASEAN logo and the flags of its member nations.
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.
"Menggapai bintang" (Reach for the stars) was the theme song of the games. It was composed by Mohd Zaki Bin Ahmad from Universiti Malaysia Pahang and sung by Shahnizal bt. Mohd Arshad with lyrics was written by Ahmad Fedtri Bin Yahya.
The Game's Torch is shaped like a pen, an instrument used in worldwide universities.
Note: Myanmar did not participate
|OC||Opening ceremony||●||Event competitions||1||Gold medal events||CC||Closing ceremony|
|Daily medal events||2||5||11||28||49||59||45||20||0||219|
|8||East Timor (TLS)||0||1||9||10|
|Totals (10 NOCs)||222||219||252||693|
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