Singapore, Oct 1, 2013: Singapore played host to the 2014 Incheon Asian Games PR Roadshow on Thursday, September 26, in a ceremony graced by Mr Tan Chuan Jin, Acting Minister for Manpower and Executive Committee member of the Singapore National Olympic Council (NOC).
Singapore national team bowler Ms Jazreel Tan Shi Hua was named the Singapore Goodwill Ambassador for the 2014 Incheon Asian Games. Singapore is one of six cities chosen to host the Public Relations Roadshow.
The event 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 sensations 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 19 to October 4, 2014. The theme of the 2014 Incheon Asian Games is “Diversity Shines Here”.
Led by the 2014 Incheon Asian Games Organising Committee President, Mr Kim Young-soo, and supported by the Singapore NOC, the Roadshow aims to generate support for the regional sporting event among athletes, sporting bodies and the public.
Singapore, recognised for its strategic location at the heart of Asia, was chosen by IAGOC as the third leg of the Games Roadshow, after Tashkent (Uzbekistan) and Dubai (United Arab Emirates). The Roadshow also reflected Singapore’s growing role as a regional sports hub.
“The goal of the Incheon Asian Games Organising 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,” said Kwon Kyung-sang, Secretary General of IAGOC.
“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.”
He added: “We appreciate the strong support from the Singapore NOC and their collaborative efforts to make this Roadshow a success. We firmly believe that the Singapore edition of the 2014 Incheon Asian Games Roadshow will further cement the friendship between our two countries.”
Chris Chan, Secretary General of the Singapore NOC, said: “It is a great honour for Singapore to be one of the six cities chosen to host the 2014 Incheon Asian Games Roadshow. 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.”
After the Singapore leg, the Roadshow will be travelling to three other cities including Guangzhou (China) and Hanoi (Vietnam) where JYJ will be performing the Incheon Asiad song, “Only One”. —- OCA