Singapore played host to the 2014 Incheon Asian Games’ Road Show today in a ceremony graced by Mr Tan Chuan Jin, Acting Minister for Manpower and Executive Committee member of the Singapore National Olympic Council. Team Singapore bowler, Ms Jazreel Tan Shi Hua, was also named the Singapore Goodwill Ambassador for the 2014 Incheon Asian Games. Singapore is one of six cities chosen to host the Games’ road show.
The road show celebrated the shared love of sport and Korean pop music in Asia with a special performance by SKarf, a five-member Korean-Singapore girl group; and a video message by K-pop sensation and Incheon Asian Games Goodwill Ambassadors, JYJ.
The 17th edition of the Asian Games, the largest multi-sport games after the Olympic Games, will take place in Incheon, Korea from September 19th to October 4th, 2014. The theme of the
2014 Incheon Asian Games is “Diversity Shines Here”.
Led by the 2014 Incheon Asian Games Organizing Committee President: Mr Kim Youngsoo and supported by the Singapore National Olympic Council, the road show aims to generate support for the regional sporting event among athletes, sporting bodies and members of the public. Singapore, recognized for its strategic location at the heart of Asia, was chosen by the IAGOC as the third leg of the Games’ road show, after Tashkent (Uzbekistan) and Dubai (United Arab Emirates). The road show also reflected Singapore’s growing role as a regional sports hub.
“The goal of the Incheon Asian Games Organizing Committee is to unite Asia through the common love of sport, and demonstrate that there is so much more that brings us together than pulls us apart. We also want to highlight the values that sport teaches us such as courage, perseverance and fairness that are fundamental to all of us across Asia,” said Mr Kwon Kyungsang, Secretary General of the IAGOC. “We appreciate the strong support from the Singapore National Olympic Council and their collaborative efforts to make this road show a success. We firmly believe that the Singapore edition of the 2014 Incheon Asian Games road show will further cement the friendship between our two countries,” Secretary General Kwon added.
“It is a great honor for Singapore to be one of the six cities chosen to host the 2014 Incheon Asian Games road show. The Asian Games is an important milestone for Team Singapore athletes. It gives them the opportunity to pit their skills against the best sporting talents in the region and to celebrate the values that unite the Asian sporting community. We will continue to provide our support to the 17th Asian Games in Incheon next year, to make this a successful and colourful event that reflects the diversity and culture of Asia,” said Chris Chan, Secretary General of the Singapore National Olympic Council.