2008 ASEAN University Games

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Host cityKuala Lumpur, Malaysia
MottoTogether We Reach for the Stars
Nations participating10
Athletes participating1789
Events219 in 21 sports
Opening ceremony11 December
Closing ceremony21 December
Officially opened byAbdullah Ahmad Badawi
Prime Minister of Malaysia
Main venueBukit Jalil National Stadium
Website2008 ASEAN University Games
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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.[1][2] 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[edit]

The Organising Committee of the 14th ASEAN University Games was formed to oversee the staging of the games.

Venues[edit]

The 14th ASEAN University Games had 23 venues for the games, 8 in Kuala Lumpur, 14 in Selangor and 1 in Negeri Sembilan.

State Competition Venue Sports
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
Others
Bukit Kiara Sports Complex Netball
Kuala Lumpur Badminton Stadium Badminton
MABA Stadium Basketball
University of Malaya Pencak silat
Selangor National University of Malaysia
Danau Golf Club Golf
Tun Abdul Razak Chancellor Hall Karate
Squash Complex Squash
Gemilang Hall Table tennis
Universiti Teknologi MARA
Stadium Rugby sevens
Sports complex Sepak takraw
Others
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
Sunway Pyramid Bowling
Shah Alam City Council Hall Volleyball (Indoor)
Negeri Sembilan Universiti Sains Islam Malaysia Taekwondo

[3][4]

Marketing[edit]

A1 Angkasawan, the astronaut, the official mascot of the games.

[edit]

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.[5]

Mascot[edit]

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.[6]

The games[edit]

Opening ceremony[edit]

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.[7]

Closing ceremony[edit]

The closing ceremony was held on 21 December 2008 at 20:00 (MST) at the Bukit Jalil National Stadium in which Mohamed Khaled Nordin, the Minister of Higher Education of Malaysia closed the games.

Participating nations[edit]

Sports[edit]

Calendar[edit]

OC Opening ceremony Event competitions 1 Gold medal events CC Closing ceremony
December 11
Thu
12
Fri
13
Sat
14
Sun
15
Mon
16
Tue
17
Wed
18
Thu
19
Fri
20
Sat
21
Sun
Events
Ceremonies OC CC N/A
Archery 4 4 8
Athletics 6 12 9 12 39
Badminton 2 5 7
Basketball 1 1
Bowling 2 2 1 2 2 4 13
Football 1 1
Futsal 1 1
Golf 4 4
Hockey 1 1
Karate 6 6 7 19
Lawn bowls 2 4 4 10
Netball 1 1
Pencak silat 2 4 12 18
Rugby sevens 1 1
Sepak takraw 1 1 1 3
Shooting 4 6 6 6 2 24
Squash 2 1 3
Swimming 10 8 10 10 38
Table tennis 3 2 2 7
Taekwondo 6 6 4 16
Volleyball 4 4
Daily medal events 2 2 12 30 49 61 44 19 0 219
Cumulative total 2 4 16 46 95 156 200 219 219
December 11
Thu
12
Fru
13
Sat
14
Sun
15
Mon
16
Tue
17
Wed
18
Thu
19
Fri
20
Sat
21
Sun
Gold medal events


Medal table[edit]

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.[8][9][10]

Key

  *   Host nation (Malaysia)

  *   Host nation (Malaysia)

RankNationGoldSilverBronzeTotal
1 Myanmar (MYA)827472228
2 Malaysia (MAS)*786959206
3 Thailand (THA)546059173
4 Indonesia (INA)526468184
5 Vietnam (VIE)454823116
6 Singapore (SIN)19163974
7 Philippines (PHI)14122147
8 Laos (LAO)1236
9 Timor-Leste (TLS)01910
10 Brunei (BRU)0022
11 Cambodia (CAM)0011
Totals (11 nations)3453463561047

References[edit]

  1. ^ "Accreditation In Conjunction With The 14th ASEAN University Games (AUG) 2008 Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia".
  2. ^ "14th ASEAN University Games Medal Count (Tally) excluding football final medals".
  3. ^ "Venue". Archived from the original on 2009-02-07.
  4. ^ "Official Website". Archived from the original on 2009-02-21.
  5. ^ "Logo". Archived from the original on 2008-12-17.
  6. ^ "Mascot". Archived from the original on 2008-12-17.
  7. ^ "Asean University Contingents Arrive".
  8. ^ "Medal table". Archived from the original on 2008-12-30.
  9. ^ "Malaysia is AUG 2008 champion".
  10. ^ "Malaysia Crowned ASEAN University Games Champion".

External links[edit]

Preceded by
Hanoi
ASEAN University Games
Kuala Lumpur

XIV ASEAN University Games (2008)
Succeeded by
Chiang Mai