2010 ASEAN University Games
|Host city||Chiang Mai|
|Motto||We are one|
|Opening ceremony||15 December 2010|
|Closing ceremony||23 December 2010|
|Officially opened by||Somchai Wongsawat
Minister of Education of Thailand
|Main venue||Maejo University|
|Website||2010 ASEAN University Games|
The 2010 ASEAN University Games officially known as the 15th ASEAN University Games was a Southeast Asian university multi-sport event held in Chiang Mai, Thailand from 15 to 23 December 2010. Around 1000 athletes from 10 participating nations participated at the games, which featured 186 events in 15 sports.
This was the fourth time Thailand hosted the games, and its first time since 1999. Previously, Thailand also hosted the 1981 inaugural games and the 1988 games. This was also the second time the Thai city, Chiang Mai hosted the games. The games was opened and closed by Somchai Wongsawat, the Minister of Education of Thailand at the Maejo University.
The final medal tally was led by host Thailand, followed by Indonesia and Malaysia. Several games records were broken during the games. With little or no controversy at all, the games were deemed generally successful, with the rising standard of university sports competition among the Southeast Asian nations.
Development and preparation
The Organising Committee of the 15th ASEAN University Games was formed to oversee the staging of the games.
The 15th ASEAN University Games had 13 venues for the games.
|Gymnasium||Opening and closing ceremonies, Sepak takraw, Volleyball (Indoor)|
|Main stadium||Athletics, Football (finals)|
|Chiang Mai University|
|Gymnasium||Badminton, Table tennis|
|Beech Volleyball Court||Volleyball (Beech)|
|Chiang Mai Sports Complex|
|Price Royal College||Football|
|Maejo Golf club and resort||Golf|
|Payap University||Pencak Silat|
|North Chiang Mai University||Karate, Taekwondo|
The logo of the 2010 ASEAN University Games is a Galae, a traditional house constructed with Northern Lanna style intended to prevent bad things or bad luck from entering the houses. In the logo, the Galae symbol represents the good things and happiness brought to the host nation of the games and visitors and participants from all ASEAN nations.
The official mascot of the 2010 ASEAN University Games is a hill tribe youth named Nong Hug. The name Hug was chosen for the mascot, because Hug means Love in Northern Thai language which is also the beginning of unity and harmony. In English, the word Hug defines as to embrace or hold one's arms to show the love shared and to hug each other. Nong is the Thai word for young man, or little brother. The combination of love and hug as shown in the red cloth wrapped around Nong Hug’s waist represents the existence of love when being hug for not just people of the host country Thailand but also participating countries of the games from Southeast Asia.
A total number of 609 medals, comprising 183 Gold medals, 183 Silver medals and 243 Bronze medals were awarded to athletes. The host Thailand's performance was its best ever yet and emerged as overall champion of the games.
Host nation (Thailand)
|Total (11 NOCs)||183||183||243||609|
- 2010 ASEAN University Games Official Website
- Chiang Mai Mail-AUG: Chiang Mai hosts a sparkling ASEAN University Games
- Chiang Mai Mail AUG Sports Issue 1
Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia
|ASEAN University Games||Succeeded by