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Thursday, September 1, 2011

Daegu, South Korea

Daegu is located in the south-eastern part of the Korean peninsula, Daegu is a vibrant city with an all-embacing transportation system. Every major Korean city is easily accessible within two hours. The city has for centuries served as the administrative and cultural centre of the region. Daegu has a sub-tropical climate, and one is known for it’s beautiful parks, abundant trees, clean rivers and it’s energy conservation.

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The blending of Daegu’s reverberating history, culture and art allows one to experience an oriental sophistication unlike any other city. Such harmonization of tradition and modernity cements Daegu’s growing stature as the heart of Korea.

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‘Sarbi” the official mascot was launched on April 14th 2010, on the occation of the ’500Days to Go’ event. It is derived from the Sapgal-gae, an indigenous canine breed that originated from Daegu and its regions, which is recognized as ‘Natural Monument No. 368′ in Korea. The mascot symbolises good fortune, and its warm and happy features represent a warm welcome to the host city.

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“Sprint Together for Tomorrow” was chosen to capture the competitive spirit and sense of solidarity within the IAAF Family.
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The Opening Ceremony is a celebration of the opening of the IAAF World Championships Daegu 2011. The exciting performances and multimedia show will bring to life the themes of overcoming challenges and achieving dreams through athletics. The performances will also showcase Korea’s harmony of advanced technology and traditional cultures. Tickets for the first evening session on 27 August include the Opening Ceremony. More information is available on the LOC’s Web-site and mobile site.
  • Date : 27 August 2011
  • Time : 18:30 ~ 19:45
  • Venue : Daegu Stadium
credit : IAAF World Championships Daegu 2011, 27 Aug – 4 Sep 2011.
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